Combination – B.A. in Political Communication & M.A. in Government — Political Communication

College of Arts & Sciences

Through Regent University's combined degree program, you could earn your Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Political Communication while also gaining graduate-level course credit toward your Master of Arts (M.A.) in Government with a concentration in Political Communication. You'll complete all the required hours toward your B.S. with four courses counting toward your master's.

  • Enter the master’s program with master’s credit and/or advance standing.
  • Save money be earning two degrees more quickly. 
  • Enter the job market sooner and with the credential that could help you advance in your career faster.

The following undergraduate courses (6 credits), with additional coursework, will be counted toward M.A. in  Government with a concentration in Political Communication requirements:

  • COMM 416 Communication Ethics (3)
  • COMM 446 Capstone Seminar (3)

These courses will fulfill School of Communication & the Arts courses COM 614 Issues in Media Law & Ethics and either COM 600 Story, Popular Culture and Worldview or COM 611 Media and Social Influence, respectively.

The following graduate courses (6 credits) will be counted toward B.S. in Political Communication course requirements:

  • COM 504 Introduction to Communications (3)

and one of these two courses:

  • GOV 614 American Politics (3) or GOV 625 International Theory

These courses will fulfill undergraduate courses COMM 245 Communication Theory and either GOVT 240 American Government and Politics (for GOV 614) or GOVT 304 International Relations (for 625), respectively. 

University Advising will automatically help you receive Advanced Standing for these courses, provided certain GPA standards are met. Students must work with their academic advisor on selecting their remaining elective courses. See "Other" tab for details. 

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Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 for B.A.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

Traditional/On-Campus

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester

  • Less than 12 credit hours

 

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee  (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment Deposit – On-Campus Students

Enrollment Deposit – Evening/Online Students

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$250/Term

Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$19/Term

Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$20/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)

$100/Term

Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee

$75

One-time fee applied to all incoming students

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

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  • To participate in a combination of degree programs, an undergraduate student must normally submit an application to the appropriate Regent graduate school during his or her junior year.
  • Government majors wishing to use these courses towards advanced standing in the Robertson School of Government must achieve a B- or better.on.
  • You must complete your bachelor’s degree at Regent University.
  • Upon completion of 75 credits, students in good standing, and based on approval, will be eligible to take COM 504 Introduction to Communications, which will be accepted in place of COMM 245 Communication Theory.
  • In addition, also beginning in their junior year, students will be eligible to take either of the following two government courses in the Robertson School of Government: GOV 614 American Politics or GOV 625 International Relations Theory, which would satisfy GOVT 240 American Government and Politics I and GOVT 304 International Relations respectively.
  • Following completion of the B.A. in Political Communication, students will then be admitted into the M.A. Government with a concentration in Political Communication program to fulfill all remaining M.A. in Government with a concentration in Political Communication requirements.

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