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Regent offers a Bachelor of Arts in English degree online or on campus at Virginia Beach.

B.A. in English

Script Your Success Through Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in English

You’ve got goals. And you want a program that gives you the skills to achieve them. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in English will equip you to communicate effectively in business, media, ministry, teaching and more. You’ll develop a strong foundation in literature, composition, professional writing, and teaching at middle school and high school levels—all presented from a Christian worldview.

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January 11, 2021
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ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2020, and also ranks #1 in its list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia. We are one of only 23 universities nationally “A” Rated for comprehensive liberal arts curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), 2019-20.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Pursue the Bachelor of Arts in English online or on campus in Virginia Beach and select from multiple concentrations. Focus your studies on the area that best aligns with your career goals.

STRENGTHEN YOUR SKILLS

Learn key principles for creating reports, proposals, web pages, blogs, and more.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

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

On completing the B.A. in English degree, you will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics for interpersonal, organizational, public and mass communication.
  • Package content for public relations, advertising, social media and interactive marketing.
  • Apply your skills in the areas of problem-solving, creative thinking, and decision making.
  • Write for reports, proposals, web pages, travelogues, blogs, marketing and more.

Career Opportunities

  • Corporate communications
  • Historic writing/research
  • Journalism & public relations
  • Ministry
  • Scriptwriting
  • Teaching
$73Thousand
Mean annual wage for writers and authors U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English – Biblical Studies degree program will help you develop a strong foundation in literature and composition while gaining some expertise in the Bible. You’ll learn to critically read Scripture and write effectively.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English – Communication will prepare you to communicate effectively in a variety of professional settings while developing a foundation in literature and composition. You'll explore areas of problem-solving, creative thinking and decision making.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English – Government will help you gain expertise in comparative politics and political theory while developing a strong foundation in literature and composition. You'll learn how to approach key issues with Scripture and a faith-based perspective.

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The Bachelor of Arts in English – History (European) will help you prepare for a career in law, writing or public service. You will develop a strong foundation in literature and composition while gaining expertise in European History.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English – History (U.S.) will help you develop a strong foundation in literature and composition while gaining expertise in U.S. History. Choose courses in Colonial America, Civil War, and African-American History.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English – Self-Designed gives you a strong foundation in literature and composition while allowing you to customize your courses to meet your unique area of interest. Choose approved courses that reflect the best option for your career path.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English – Writing gives you a solid foundation in U.S., British and world literature while also teaching fundamental skills in writing for business, media, web, fiction and creative writing. Choose from courses in professional, technical or creative writing.

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Survey of major works and authors in the United States from the beginning through 1865. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Survey of major works and authors in the United States from 1865 through the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Survey of English literature from the Middle Ages through 1798. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Survey of English literature from the Romantic Period through the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Study and practice of writing the genre of the essay. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Study of literature written by authors from around the world, as read in translation. Students study texts chosen primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and read the literature through a comparative approach, considering historical, intellectual, religious, social, and aesthetic contexts. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Critical reading of and writing about selected tragedies, comedies, and histories of William Shakespeare. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Capstone seminar providing an intensive exploration of the Christ-centered nature of the discipline. Involves the preparation and defense of a major academic project and portfolio. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

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

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