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Pursue a bachelor's in organizational communication program at Regent, online or in Virginia Beach.

B.A. in Communication Studies – Organizational Communication

Communicate. Influence. Impact.

Today’s marketplace is looking for innovators like you. People who can help transform the way organizations think and communicate. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies—Organizational Communication will equip you with the skills needed to produce effective solutions. From media relations and conflict resolution to negotiation and more, you’ll learn how to build strong relationships and lead an organization to success.

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August 23, 2021
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DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS

Learn effective problem-solving, creative thinking, and decision-making strategies.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

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

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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 – Organizational Communication program.

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

  • Analyze organizational culture and how leaders can positively influence followers
  • Understand intercultural communication, emerging technology, meeting dynamics, and more
  • Cultivate skills in both formal and informal settings that produce trust within an organization

Career Opportunities:

  • Media/public relations coordinator
  • Employee publications writer/editor
  • Special events producer
  • Corporate relations negotiator
  • Training and development leader
6%
Projected growth in media and communication employment from 2016 to 2026 Bureau of Labor Statistics

A study of the skills necessary (problem-solving, creative thinking, decision making) for effective communication in the small group. Course draws on readings and provides group activities such as round-table discussions, lecture forums, symposia, and panels.

Students examine and develop proficiency in the skills necessary to communicate effectively within organizations as well as between organizations and their constituencies. Topics include conflict resolution, developing trust, clear presentation of organizational image, and decision-making in organizations.

Investigates the nature of nonverbal communication as part of the human message system. Students discuss research on the types of cues that are part of the nonverbal system, review some communicative functions allowed by nonverbal cues (e.g., emotional expressions, relational messages, deception, coordination, or interaction), and tie nonverbal communication to language.

Integrates the major disciplines in communication and affords the student direction and advisement in proposing, designing, and executing a senior research paper or project. Prerequisites: COMM 245 and Senior standing.

Exploration of expectancy, leader-member exchange (LMX), transactional, transformational, servant leadership and other theories, including foundational leadership principles and concepts.

Leader’s behaviors and decisions in sending messages to people throughout the organization. Analysis of the concept of organizational culture, its development, and the effect it has on the leader and people in the organization; focus on a leader’s ability to positively influence followers. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

The concepts, theories, and current practice regarding organizational structures and their development, the dynamics of individual and collective behavior within organizations; human interaction within organizations to foster and manage change. Emphasis on the role of leadership and cultural values. Prerequisite: Junior standing and prior management or leadership coursework.

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DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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

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“Regent’s Military Resource Center introduced me to a network of mentors and went the extra mile to support me.”

Natasha Moore, B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2019; MPA, 2020 Navy veteran; preparing to be a commissioned officer in the military

“I easily passed the ITF+ and CompTIA A+ exams. My scores well exceeded the passing minimum, thanks to what I learned at Regent even before completing my degree!”

Jason Elliott, B.S. in Cybersecurity - Business Leadership & Management, 2022

“"God provided Regent University as a place of revitalization, equipping and waiting upon the Lord. I'm very grateful to the faculty and staff who gave of themselves to make Regent such an amazing place to learn."”

Shinn-Rong Chung, MFA, 2010

“I chose Regent because of its Christian principles, as I wanted to learn how to integrate my faith with telling stories; also because of its amazing film program and facilities. Yes, my expectations were definitely met.”

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