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A communication major can be pursued online or on campus in Virginia Beach at Regent University.

B.A. in Communication Studies

Communicate with Passion. Impact with Purpose.

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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May 10, 2021
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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 a strong skill set for a career in technical writing, public relations, journalism, and editing. Regent’s graduates are working in 61 percent of the top Fortune 100 companies.

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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.

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, 2020. It is one of only 23 universities nationally “A” Rated for comprehensive liberal arts curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). Meet the faculty.

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Career Opportunities:

  • Public relations spokesperson
  • Writer/editor
  • Publicist
  • Social media strategist
6%
Projected growth in media and communication employment from 2016 to 2026 Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies – Rhetoric & Public Culture 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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 »

“Making the switch from community college to Regent was a flawless process and the best decision ever. I’m so proud I have ‘Regent graduate’ connected to my story.”

Hanna Bishop, B.A., 2015 Christian Ministry

“For anyone interested in developing the analytical skills required to make sense of complicated ideas, I encourage you to give Regent's Honors College a look. The relationships, skills and knowledge you'll gain through the discussion-based classes, and engaging assignments will benefit you in the years to come.”

Abigail Lindner, College of Arts & Sciences, 2022

“Regent professors caused me to learn to think critically in a way I had never done. [They] forced me to think well, and at the root of writing well is thinking well.”

Charles Martin, Ph.D., 2000 New York Times Best-Selling Author

“My internship at Regent enabled me to put my book knowledge into a real-world experience that helped me grow professionally. Now, I am more confident that I bring a unique set of skills employers seek. ”

Jessica Stachurski, B.A. in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication, 2020 Marketing Manager, Orphan Network

“It’s been a long road of late nights and long mornings, but I made it.”

Paola Albarran, Ph.D. in Communication, 2020 News Anchor, Telemundo Amarillo; College Teacher, West Texas A&M University