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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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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.

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.

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
67%
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.

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

“At Regent, we were encouraged to tie our studies into who we are as Christians and to incorporate that extra layer. We learned to do all things with excellence — and that should never be compromised.”

Debbie Holloway, B.A. in English, 2012 English

“My college career has been anything but ordinary. But after five years, two schools, two majors, a minor, and a global pandemic, I can finally say that I am a Regent graduate!”

Stephanie Clark, B.S. in Paralegal Studies, 2020

“When I think about Regent, I think about the wonderful people I met here that have supported and loved me with the love of Christ; they helped me make college a home away from my home in Guatemala.”

Elisa Sosa, B.A. in Animation, 2019 Photographer

“I easily passed the ITF+ and CompTIA A+ exams. My scores well exceeded the passing minimum, thanks to what I learned at Regent even before completing my degree!”

Jason Elliott, B.S. in Cybersecurity - Business Leadership & Management, 2022

“I am thrilled, delighted and honored to be used for His purpose.”

Jennifer Bennett, B.S., 2007; M.A. in Organizational Leadership & Management, 2011 Organizational, Workforce, Strategic Planning and Leadership Management, U.S. Navy (Washington Navy Yard)