About the College of Arts & Sciences
A Tradition of Excellence
Within an atmosphere of high academic standards and rigorous programs, Regent University strives to provide an innovative learning environment that answers our students’ unique callings. Our graduate and undergraduate programs prepare you with the skills you need to thrive. Our online degrees are available within many of our majors, and manageable eight-week sessions, provide students with the flexibility to match their class schedule to their life schedule.
Regent is committed to preparing capable men and women to excel both in mind and spirit. Our students, faculty and administrators share a calling, founded on biblical principles, to make a significant difference in our communities, our nation and our world.
Knowledge to Excel. Faith to Live With Purpose.
Regent’s College of Arts & Sciences provides the foundation you need to succeed at life and work. But you’ll find even more than a path to professional and academic advancement. Regent fosters an atmosphere of excellence, community and mentorship that will transform your life.
Offering top-quality graduate and undergraduate programs, and an atmosphere of collaboration and energetic discussion has always been important to us. We’re proud that 39 distinct denominations are represented in our student body. Our biblically centered curriculum transcends denominations, challenges students in knowledge and faith, and prepares them to reach beyond dividing lines to serve others.
From our humble roots to our growing graduate and undergraduate alumni network over 27,000 strong, Regent graduates continue to cherish character, challenge culture and change the world. Our people and programs are here to provide the mentorship you need to make a difference in your life and in the world.
Academic departments of the College of Arts & Sciences offer a range of programs that can be pursued online or on campus in Virginia Beach. Learn more about these departments and the programs they offer.
Former Resident Assistant, Regent UniversityI visited Regent during my brother’s first semester as a graduate student, toured the gorgeous campus, and realized I was called to Regent too.
Biblical & Theological StudiesAt Regent, mentors are readily available if students seek them out. They're just waiting for you to take the initiative and ask for support. The blessings are beyond anything you could imagine.
Regent Royals men’s basketball captainDuring a campus visit, I discovered the next path the Lord had for me.
PhotographerWhen I think about Regent, I think about the wonderful people I met here that have supported and loved me with the love of Christ; they helped me make college a home away from my home in Guatemala.
NurseWith 30+ years of nursing experience, I saw myself as a leader, but I felt this nudging from God to go back to school. I’ve discovered my new calling: to serve as a life coach.
Honors Program GraduateIt is neat to see people who care about excellence but aren’t haughty about it. They approach it with humility in their academics, their spiritual lives, and each other.
Director, The American Environment Foundation; Co-Owner, Duck DonutsRegent prepared me for steps I needed to take to start a business, as well as to lead one.
President & TV Host, Total Life Counseling; Advisor, Listeners On Call; Author; Licensed Mental Health CounselorAt Regent, I loved the integration of Christian values that were wrapped tightly in a strong academic degree. I felt completely academically prepared to go out and help people, but I also had that very foundational core belief system that was strengthened unbelievably.
Scholarship RecipientThis scholarship has been a tremendous blessing to my family’s goal of allowing me to graduate without student debt.
Organizational, Workforce, Strategic Planning and Leadership Management, U.S. Navy (Washington Navy Yard)I am thrilled, delighted and honored to be used for His purpose.
Marketing Manager, Orphan NetworkMy internship at Regent enabled me to put my book knowledge into a real-world experience that helped me grow professionally. Now, I am more confident that I bring a unique set of skills employers seek.
Cinema/TVI knew Regent was a Christian university, but I wasn’t expecting the love of Christ to be so evident.
Scholarship RecipientWhat Regent has is as close as you can get to the biblical definition of family that can be achieved at the university level...None of that would have been possible without this scholarship which would not have been possible without donors like you.
AnimatorGetting a Big Idea/Dreamworks internship and working on VeggieTales in the House was a dream come true. Ultimately I want to write and direct stories, regardless of what form they take. Storytelling is what I love, and I'm so grateful Regent has helped me develop that passion.
International StudiesRegent offered me ... a stepping stone towards academics, towards my future as a Christian leader to change the world, but perhaps more importantly, it gave me a community.
Next Generation Coordinator, Strong Tower ChurchMy friends and I feel like Regent chose us. It was clear that we were meant to be here, and we're better for it. I tell others, 'If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, something authentic, that gives evidence to God, I suggest Regent University.' Our community and the pursuit of God are unparalleled.
Yes, Regent University is fully accredited, for online and on-campus classes. We are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our online undergraduate degrees and online graduate programs provide the recognition you need to shine.
New sessions start every eight weeks at Regent. Applications are due two weeks prior to the start of each session. Your decision and enrollment deposit are due two weeks prior to the start of class. Read more about specific information regarding application deadlines.
**Applications fees cannot be paid over the phone.
Since Regent makes use of computer software and the internet to communicate with students and enhance its courses, all students are expected to have a computer. All students who use personal computers or laptops must meet the minimum standards regarding hardware, software and internet access.
Online courses are available through Blackboard, Regent’s web-based classroom. Students access Blackboard through a web browser, where they view course material, interact with faculty and students and submit assignments online. Most of our online graduate and online undergraduate degrees are designed so that students don’t have to be online on specific days or at specific hours. Learn more about our online classes.
The catalog is an electronic document available online.
It is available on our “Calendar” page.
Regent accepts college-level work from other regionally accredited college and universities. Learn more about the transfer credits process or contact Admissions.
Call our offices at 888.718.1222. We have admissions counselors ready to answer any questions you may have.
Yes, you can enroll in Regent even if you are not a residing U.S. citizen. Read more about our international student requirements.
To get a copy of your high school transcript, contact your local high school office.
Once received, applications and transcripts are reviewed within 48 hours.
Course descriptions are provided on the program page for each degree. They also can be found in the university catalog.
It is possible to transfer up to 90 credits.
We work on a normal 16-week semester. However, we break the semester up into two convenient eight-week sessions. This allows our students the opportunity to focus more attention on class and coursework. Usually, a student takes two courses per eight-week session.
If a transcript is 10 years or older, we do not automatically accept those credits. However, you may file an academic petition to see if your credits can be transferred. Contact Admissions for assistance.
Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from your college or high school.
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Textbooks can be purchased or ordered online through the Regent bookstore.
Financial Aid is not applicable toward certificates or professional development courses.
Yes, Regent has a Tuition Installment Plan.
Regent offers need-based and merit-based scholarships. Learn more in our Admissions & Aid section.
Yes, you are eligible for financial aid if you are a part-time student.
“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.