American Heritage University of Southern California

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Not to be confused with Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington.
American Heritage University of Southern California
Motto Knowledge Is Power
Established 2003
School type Private
Dean Prof. Tony B. E. Ogiamien, Ph.D (President)
Location Ontario, CA, US
Enrollment 330
Faculty 23 (full time and adjunct)
Bar pass rate 33% (1/3) (July 2013 1st time takers)[1]
Website American Heritage University

American Heritage University of Southern California (AHUSC) is a higher education institution based in Southern California.

American Heritage University states that it was founded in 2003 and is incorporated in the State of California under the name Heritage University.[2]


Its student pool consists largely of working adults. The school is located in Ontario, California, where local students may attend classes on weekends at the school campus for in-class sessions. They also have online live interactive lectures and archived recorded lectures.[citation needed]

The university has a local and international student body with six affiliate campuses in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.[citation needed] AHUSC has open enrollment admission policy. It confers degrees, certificates, and diplomas in a range of courses in business, information systems, film studies, and law. Though the school requires a minimum of 60 credit units to be admitted for its programs, it provides degree applicants the opportunity for advanced placement through Experiential Learning Assessment. It is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer bachelor's degrees in film studies, business administration, and law; master's degrees in public policy and business administration; law degrees (J.D.); and a doctor of business administration degree.[3] This is not the same as accreditation as the Bureau is not an accrediting organisation. [4]

Law program[edit]

American Heritage law school graduates are eligible to receive a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree. The distance-learning law program of American Heritage is not approved by the American Bar Association[5] or accredited by the California Committee of Bar Examiners. American Heritage is registered with the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) as a distance-learning law school.[6][7] Accordingly, after their first year of law studies, law students from American Heritage are required to pass the California "First-Year Law Students Examination" (Baby Bar)[8] in order to proceed to the more advanced law courses. Upon graduation American Heritage students will be eligible to take the Bar Examination and, upon passing, practice law in California.[6]

Baby Bar pass rate[edit]

As of the October 2010 Examination, a total of 2 American Heritage students (October 2007[9] and October 2008[10]) had taken the Baby Bar and no student had passed.[11]

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