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.
Social Media SpecialistWe are active-duty military, so finding an accredited, online university was important. With Regent, the transfer process was smooth, the curriculum is engaging, and I get to learn from professors who love God and teach with passion and expertise.
Business OwnerIf I hadn’t gone to Regent, I’m not sure I would be ready for all of this responsibility right now.
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Regent UniversityProverbs 27:17 states, 'Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.' That's been my Regent experience academically and relationally. I am grateful to have grown together with such amazing people.
EnglishAt Regent, we were encouraged to tie our studies into who we are as Christians and to incorporate that extra layer. We learned to do all things with excellence — and that should never be compromised.
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.
Christian MinistryMaking the switch from community college to Regent was a flawless process and the best decision ever. I’m so proud I have ‘Regent graduate’ connected to my story.
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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.
Director of Business Intelligence, Hampton Roads Economic Development AllianceRegent prepared me to step into the unknown with confidence and skill.
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.
Master’s Student in Biomedical Engineering, New York UniversityI want to be a biomedical engineer and use it for God's glory around the world. Not only do I want to help physically, but I would also want to help spiritually and emotionally. At Regent, I grew so much mentally, spiritually and emotionally in a way I want to share with others.
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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.