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B.A. in Communication Studies – Journalism

Tell the Stories That Need to be Heard

In the fast-paced world of converging media, there’s a need for voices like yours. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies—Journalism will prepare you to communicate powerful stories through broadcast, print, and digital media. You’ll also learn skills that will elevate your reporting and gain experience through internships and on-campus publications.

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January 11, 2021
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GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Grow your technical proficiency with access to a converged media lab and a multi-million dollar equipped facility.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Learn proven principles of contemporary journalism within a Christian framework.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Meet the faculty.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through the B.A. in Communication Studies – Journalism program.

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On completing the B.A. in Communication Studies—Journalism you will be able to:

  • Translate messages between different types of media, including social media, TV, e-magazines and more.
  • Design strategies to research, write and package news, information, and entertainment for a global audience.
  • Learn how to get work published in professional media outlets.

Career Opportunities:

  • Journalist/reporter
  • Editor
  • Writer/copywriter
  • Press secretary
  • Digital media producer
6%
Projected growth in media & communication employment from 2016-2026

Skills and principles of editing copy in various professions, including journalism, publishing, and academia. Emphasizes copy editing proofreading, and technical control of language, as well as the ethics involved in making editing decisions.

Advanced study and practice of the researching, writing, editing, and packaging of news, information and entertainment for a global audience. Cross-listed with COMM 350.

Principles of contemporary journalism for any platform or storytelling format. Includes news and information gathering; constructing a story; using numbers and data to tell a story and assess information; editing and presentation; ethical issues of covering stories; and visual literacy.

Instruction and practice reporting and writing basic news stories. Emphasis on style, clarity, accuracy and responsibility in handling news.

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

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $605/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

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

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

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

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $574/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

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

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

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

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$750/semester

$600/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

Morganne Oliver, Student, B.A. in Communication Studies

“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.”

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

“I truly believe God called me to be a journalist. Perhaps one of the most important lessons that I learned from Regent is to tell stories as best as I can through the lens of God. ”

Ashley Smith, M.A. in Journalism, 2013 Daybreak Anchor and Traffic/News Reporter, 13News Now (WVEC)

“I'm grateful to Regent for developing my leadership skills, which are an essential component to the technical knowledge needed for a career in my field.”

Maximiliano Gigli, B.S. in Cybersecurity, 2020 Administrative Business Partner, Google

“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.”

Ansley Michaela Hamby, B.A. in Communication Studies, 2020

“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.”

Scott Berry, 2009