Core Curriculum

Patrick Henry College was founded in 2000 with a vision to restore America by educating the best and brightest Christian students to take their place as future leaders of the nation and its culture.

PHC has since developed a reputation as one of the truly elite Christian institutions of higher education in the country. It is known for attracting an incredible caliber of students from all over the country who believe that their calling is to lead the nation and shape the culture, and for producing graduates that are virtually incomparable in terms of their ability to think logically, communicate persuasively, and represent the cause of Christ faithfully.

We invite you to learn more about a few of our excellent academic programs below:


LL.M., University of London
J.D., honors graduate, Gonzaga University School of Law
B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, Western Washington University

Dr. Farris, the founder of Patrick Henry College and the Home School Legal Defense Association, currently serves as Chancellor of PHC as well as Chairman and General Counsel of HSLDA. As a constitutional attorney, Dr. Farris has argued before the United States Supreme Court, seven U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and ten state supreme courts. He teaches Constitutional Law and coaches the Moot Court team which just won its sixth consecutive national championship. Dr. Farris has been named one of the “Top 100 Faces in Education of the 20th Century,” and has written over a dozen books, including three novels, a constitutional law textbook, and books on marriage, parenting, homeschooling, political advocacy, and religious liberty. His daily radio program, Home School Heartbeat, airs on several hundred stations nationwide. Dr. Farris was ordained in 1983 and was the founding pastor for Blue Ridge Bible Church. Mike and Vickie Farris have homeschooled their family since 1982 and have ten children and fourteen grandchildren.

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