B.A. in Communication Studies – Rhetoric & Public Culture

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Make A Statement.

You have a passion to communicate and use your words to shape and influence the world around you. Regent's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies—Rhetoric & Public Culture degree will help you master the art of persuasion as you study argumentative writing, language and dialogue.

EXPLORE YOUR CAREER PATH

Develop a strong skill set for a career in speech writing, public relations, media or law.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

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

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Online | On Campus

8-Week Course Sessions

120+ Credit Hours


Online | On Campus

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 120+

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the B.A. in Communication Studies—Rhetoric & Public Culture you will be able to:

  • Write and speak clearly, eloquently and effectively.
  • Develop effective and ethical debate practices drawn from theories of persuasion.
  • Understand how verbal and nonverbal communication affects personal identity, culture and perception.

Career Opportunities:

  • Speech writer
  • Communications specialist
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Press secretary
  • Pre-law student

9% Projected growth in public relations specialists employment from 2016 - 2026. -Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

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

 

  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/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
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

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

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

B.A. in Communication Studies – Rhetoric & Public Culture