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B.S. in Professional Studies

Step Up and Advance Your Career

What career outcomes do you want to achieve? At Regent, our online and on-campus Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies equips you to advance in your chosen career. One of Regent’s most transfer-friendly degree programs, the B.S. in Professional Studies is ideal for adult learners and military personnel. Choose from numerous concentration options and align your bachelor’s degree with your career goals.

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August 23, 2021
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Manage Strategically

Build on core knowledge and gain practical skills in communication, leadership, management and more.

Fast Track Your Degree

Apply existing college and military credit toward your degree. Check your transfer credits.

Learn from the Best

Presented from a Christian perspective, this degree is supported by our respected faculty in Virginia Beach.

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.

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 been ranked by it as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies program.

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On completing the B.S. in Professional Studies degree, you will be able to:

  • Collaborate with team members and effectively communicate your ideas and strategies.
  • Analyze organizational challenges and develop innovative solutions.
  • Employ key tools and emerging technologies to make strategic decisions.

Career Opportunities

  • Administration
  • Church & Ministry
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Training & Development
  • Writing & Communication Specialist
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Higher median usual weekly earnings for workers with a bachelor's degree versus a high school diploma U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Biblical & Theological Studies will build your core knowledge in communication and leadership, and prepare you to teach the Bible and openly share your faith.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Business will equip you with leadership, management, finance and marketing skills to give you a competitive advantage in corporate and nonprofit settings.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Christian Ministry will equip you with theological knowledge and communication skills to lead people deeper in the faith while you build upon core foundations of leadership, management and communication.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Communication Studies will equip you to lead collaborative efforts, communicate effectively and be an invaluable team leader and contributor.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Criminal Justice will prepare you to employ justice through various career fields such as law, investigation, forensics and security while you build on the core foundations of leadership and communication.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – English will equip you to broaden your marketability in fields from journalism and marketing to corporate communication and technical writing.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Government will equip you to make an impact through public service, politics, economics or policymaking while you examine the role of government, foreign policy, political theory and economics.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Healthcare Management will teach you about healthcare operations, informatics and organizational dynamics while you prepare for effective management within the healthcare industry.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – History will equip you with a broad knowledge of U.S. and world history as you explore history's most fascinating leaders, events and civilizations.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Information Systems Technology will expand your knowledge of scientific, technological and mathematical concepts as you explore areas in eCommerce, database fundamentals and IT systems security.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Leadership Studies will equip you to become a principled leader in business, management. or ministry as you learn to analyze organizational challenges and develop innovative solutions.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Marketing will provide you an interdisciplinary foundation in leadership, communication and management while you learn the creative and data-driven aspects of successful marketing.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Nursing Home Administration will teach you about nursing care industry issues, policy and information systems while you prepare to effectively lead, direct and manage long-term care centers and nursing home facilities.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Psychology will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the psyche, therapy techniques and theories so you can help others maximize their potential.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Teacher Education will provide you an interdisciplinary foundation in leadership and communication as you explore classroom management, instructional methods and assessment techniques.

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Examines from a Christian perspective, foundational leadership behaviors required of leaders within organization. Students will learn leadership theories and styles of communication, and develop strategies for implementing effective oral and written leadership communications in businesses and organizations.

Principles and skills of writing in professional contexts, including correspondence, researched reports, proposals, and portfolios. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Computer systems, networks, databases, intellectual property, computer security, artificial intelligence, legal and ethical considerations, codes of conduct, privacy, computer crimes, and the future of computing and the Internet and their relationship to the business world.

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

The influence of virtual teams on leadership effectiveness; the development of interactive and dynamic groups in virtual and face-to-face environments. 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.

Management language, concepts, models, and basic principles of management. Explore interrelated functions (planning, controlling, organizing, leading) of the management process.

Study of the nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundations of leadership principles evident in the lives of great leaders. Attention to how the leader‘s values and beliefs affect decision-making along with the key factors involved in ethical decision-making. Students assess and apply the concepts of organizational and social responsibility by looking at real world problems. Cross-listed with LDST 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 »

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