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B.A. in Communication Studies

Make an Impact with a Bachelor’s in Communication

You’re here to make a difference. To transform lives through the power of communication. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies gives you the tools to be an effective communicator in business, politics, entertainment, news, and more. Select from specialized concentrations, delivered from a Christian perspective, to empower you with the knowledge and skills to jumpstart your career.

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March 11, 2024

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GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

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

ACCESS FACULTY EXPERTISE

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

EXPLORE YOUR CAREER PATH

Develop vital skills for a career in technical writing, public relations, journalism, and editing. Regent graduates work in 61 percent of the top Fortune 100 companies.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships. Explore all scholarships.

$73Thousand
Approximate Annual Mean Wage for Public Relations Specialists, 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent is ranked among Top National Universities and also tops the list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report, 2022. It is one of only 24 universities nationally “A” Rated for comprehensive liberal arts curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). Meet the faculty.

B.A. in Communication Studies Career Opportunities

  • Public relations spokesperson
  • Writer/editor
  • Publicist
  • Social media strategist

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Advertising-Public Relations program will give you an edge in the highly competitive media and marketing world. You will learn how to craft messages, manage brands, and market products with excellence.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Internet & Social Media program will prepare you to communicate effectively through online channels and social media platforms. From developing web content to interactive media, you’ll learn how to connect with audiences in a powerful way.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Journalism program will prepare you to communicate powerful stories through broadcast, print, and digital media. You’ll also gain experience through internships and on-campus publications.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Organizational Communication program will equip you with skills needed to produce effective solutions. From media relations and conflict resolution to negotiation, you’ll learn how to build strong relationships and lead an organization to success.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Professional & Technical Writing will equip you with effective communication strategies in media, public relations, advertising and more. From courses in technical writing to feature writing, this degree will prepare you to communicate in a variety of professional positions.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Rhetoric & Advocacy program will help you master the art of persuasion as you study argumentative writing, language and dialogue. You will develop a strong skill set for a career in speech writing, public relations, media or law.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Strategic Communication program will equip you to develop strategic campaigns and package information in ways that attract attention and make a positive, lasting impact on culture.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Theatre will help develop your writing and speaking skills as you study the principles of dramatic and performance criticism, performance style, technological innovation, and artistic collaboration.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Undeclared will help you develop creative and critical-thinking approaches to communication. Choose courses that best support your career goals and interests in areas of business, politics, entertainment, news and more.

Introduction to the principles and practice of effective oral communication. Through formal and informal speaking activities, students develop skills at framing and articulating ideas through speech. Students learn strategies for speaking extemporaneously, preparing and delivering presentations, formulating persuasive arguments, refining critical clarity of thought, and enhancing general facility and confidence at oral expression. Students gain practice in various speech types—including expositive and informative forms.
Historical development of the field of communication leading to current issues, emerging technologies and potential trends. Considers the cultural, aesthetic, and moral consequences of different modes of communication, as well as the human implications of emerging technologies.
Students develop communication skills in the dyadic setting as they investigate essential preconditions, conflict management, interpersonal relationships, non-verbal behavior, and creative supportive climates.
Survey of scientific and interpretative approaches to the study, analysis, and explanation of communication within a variety of contexts.
The creative process from the identification of big ideas and narrative concepts through the crafting of compelling storylines with the subsequent development of production scripts.
The various modes for packaging and presenting communication content for public relations, advertising, social media and interactive marketing with a targeted audience. Integrates cross-cultural communication strategies. Cross-listed with JRNU 330.
Study of various Christian and other ethical perspectives as well as their application to the communication field, professions, and media. Students deepen their understanding of a biblical basis for the study of communication and communication ethics.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to submit a photo of your government-issued ID to regent.edu/items.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent’s school code is 030913.

2023-24 Tuition Rates

On Campus

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 – 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

STUDENT FEES PER SEMESTER

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850

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Online

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 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)$700

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2022-23 Tuition Rates

On Campus

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 – 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

STUDENT FEES PER SEMESTER

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)

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Online

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 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 » | Cost of Attendance »

“When I started my master's in Summer 2017, I had no idea what was ahead. I'm thankful for everything I was able to learn during my time at Regent and know it will open doors.”

Amber Huckaby, M.A. in Film-Television, 2020

“Regent's online, eight-week programs will help you take responsibility and have a way to be self-taught. You'll not only have that initiative, but you'll be able to interact with your professors online. It was really good for me.”

Taniki Richard, B.S. Business Leadership, 2016 Former U.S. Marine Corps

“I received my M.A. in Communication from Regent University. Juggling full-time work, freelancing, family time, as well as 2-3 courses at a time was challenging, but it was worth all the hard work.”

Adam Ericson, M.A. in Communication, 2020 Filmmaker, Seacoast Church

“My identity isn’t in whether or not I get a role; what’s important is that I’m being a good witness, that I’m being a light and loving support to other actors.”

Ashley Dakin, MFA, 2013