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Students at Regent University, which offers undergraduate programs through its College of Arts & Sciences.

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.

Abbie Braswell
B.S. in Business, 2020

Former Resident Assistant, Regent University

I visited Regent during my brother’s first semester as a graduate student, toured the gorgeous campus, and realized I was called to Regent too.
Allie Bryant
B.S. in Marketing, 2021

Social Media Specialist

We 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.
Allison Hodgkins
College of Arts & Sciences, 2022
Honors College classes are much more focused on discussion and working with others to solve a problem. My experience was different from school: Instead of reading other peoples' data and writing a report on it, you're forming your own data and then reporting that.
Ansley Michaela Hamby
B.A. in Communication Studies, 2020
Things anxiety and depression told me I couldn’t do: be independent, live by myself, be completely happy, graduate college (magna cum laude!). Things I’ve done: All of the above.
Brittany Finch
B.A. in Religious Studies, 2008

Business Owner

If I hadn’t gone to Regent, I’m not sure I would be ready for all of this responsibility right now.
Christian Ellis
B.S. in Business, 2018; M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2020

Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Regent University

Proverbs 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.
Debbie Holloway
B.A. in English, 2012

English

At 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.
Drew Aiken
College of Arts & Sciences, 2022

Regent Royals men’s basketball captain

During a campus visit, I discovered the next path the Lord had for me.
Elisa Sosa
B.A. in Animation, 2019

Photographer

When 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.
Ellyn Jett
B.A. in Communication Studies, 2020

Nurse

With 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.
Hanna Bishop
B.A., 2015

Christian Ministry

Making 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.
Hunter Davis
MBA - International Business, 2019; J.D., 2013; B.A. in Government - American Government & Politics, 2010

Co-Owner, Duck Donuts; Director, The American Environment Foundation

Regent prepared me for steps I needed to take to start a business, as well as to lead one.
Jada Jackson
B.A. in Communication 2009; MA in Human Services Counseling 2010

President & TV Host, Total Life Counseling; Advisor, Listeners On Call; Author; Licensed Mental Health Counselor

At 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.
Jonathan Holman
B.S. in Business, 2019

Director of Business Intelligence, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

Regent prepared me to step into the unknown with confidence and skill.
Justin Garcia
B.A., 2014

Animator

Getting 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.
Mandy Rogers
2010
Thanks to Regent, I finished my degree and took hold of my future.
Scott Berry
2009
Regent gave me the tools and confidence to integrate my faith in my community and career. I was able to develop my potential and am now fulfilling my purpose as a business leader.
Sheila Atieno
B.S. in Biophysical Sciences, 2021

Master’s Student in Biomedical Engineering, New York University

I 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.
Stephanie Clark
B.S. in Paralegal Studies, 2020
My college career has been anything but ordinary. But after five years, two schools, two majors, a minor, and a global pandemic, I can finally say that I am a Regent graduate!
Stryker Watts
B.S. in Business - Marketing, 2013

Senior Manager, Deposit & Regional Marketing, First Republic Bank

Regent gave me the skills I needed and prepared me for the work I’m doing now.

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.

Please see our Admissions section to learn about applying as an on-campus student, online student, transfer student, or to enroll in our Early College or Professional Development programs.

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.

You can visit our campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia by scheduling a campus tour. Can’t wait? Take a virtual tour with us in 360°.

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.

Regent University
Transcripts
1000 Regent University Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

To begin, view a brief introduction which will instruct on the steps to take.

Three ways to learn about your degree course requirements are Regent’s academic catalog your Degree Evaluation in Genisys, or a discussion with your Academic Advisor.

You can view your credits that transferred in Genisys. To learn more
Also, you can check with the Registrar’s office.

Textbooks can be purchased or ordered online through the Regent bookstore.

First, review Regent’s academic catalog for the year that you started to make sure you have fulfilled all academic course requirements (your Academic Advisor can assist with questions). Secondly, follow the steps to register for Graduation.

First, review the semester schedule. Secondly, write down the CRNs for the dates and times that work for you. Lastly, begin class registration in Genisys. Learn more about how to register for classes.

Financial Aid is not applicable toward certificates or professional development courses.

Learn about College of Arts & Sciences scholarships on our Admissions & Aid page. For other financial aid information, contact Enrollment Services at 757.352.4960 or visit the Office of Advising website. You can also email us at undergrad@regent.edu.

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.

Cash or check (drawn on a U.S. bank) payments are accepted in person at the Business Office. You may also pay online by electronic check or credit card. Please note: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted with a 2.85% convenience fee charged on the transaction. Learn more.

For questions about TA, contact TAbenefits@regent.edu. For questions about VA Benefits, contact VAbenefits@regent.edu. For more information, please visit our Military website.

“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.