Regent University’s College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is offering two new programs for undergraduate students who plan to enter the world of politics. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Communication seeks to create influential and moral political leaders. A new B.A. in Politics & History provides a perspective for current events by thoroughly examining the past that made America successful.
“Our goal is for our students to gain the knowledge and practice they’ll need to become influential 21st-century political experts,” said Dr. Joshua McMullen, assistant professor and department chair for the CAS Government, History & Criminal Justice Department.
The new Political Communication degree prepares students for careers in public relations and marketing, journalism, political campaign work, political consulting and government. Students can also earn up to 12 credit hours toward a Regent Master of Arts in Political Communication. Courses concentrate on examining the American government system, political participation, public opinion, voting behavior and persuasive communication. Students will walk away with a portfolio full of academic, journalistic, creative and professional writing.
The new B.A. in Politics & History focuses on the principles at work behind decisions affecting the economy, environment, taxes and legal systems. This is accomplished by comparing political systems and key trends and patterns that build strong nations. Students will investigate the legislative process and functions of representation, law-making and Constitutional responsibilities.
“Students in this program will be prepared for careers in government, not-for-profits and the private sector,” said McMullen. “This includes journalism, research, campaign management, and international relations. The program is also designed to prepare students for law school.”
Both new programs require 120 credit hours and leave the door open to 29 elective credits. They are available on campus and online.