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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 19, 2024
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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.

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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. Explore all scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the B.S. in Professional Studies degree, you can:

  • 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
77%
Higher median usual weekly earnings for workers with a bachelor's degree versus a high school diploma U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies – Biblical & Theological Studies can 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 can 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 can 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 can 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 can 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 can 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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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.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

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


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Over 18$11,970
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$665N/A$1,995+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

“Putting that cap on felt so surreal, but I praise God I did it! I'm now preparing for my master's.”

Andria Sinclair, B.S. in Healthcare Management, 2019 Owner, Marie Muah Cosmetics

“At Regent, I loved the integration of Christian values that were wrapped tightly in a strong academic degree. I felt completely academically prepared to go out and help people, but I also had that very foundational core belief system that was strengthened unbelievably.”

Jada Jackson, B.A. in Communication 2009; MA in Human Services Counseling 2010 President & TV Host, Total Life Counseling; Advisor, Listeners On Call; Author; Licensed Mental Health Counselor

“Getting a Big Idea/Dreamworks internship and working on VeggieTales in the House was a dream come true. Ultimately I want to write and direct stories, regardless of what form they take. Storytelling is what I love, and I'm so grateful Regent has helped me develop that passion.”

Justin Garcia, B.A., 2014 Animator

“Regent prepared me for steps I needed to take to start a business, as well as to lead one.”

Hunter Davis, MBA - International Business, 2019; J.D., 2013; B.A. in Government - American Government & Politics, 2010 Director, The American Environment Foundation; Co-Owner, Duck Donuts

“My friends and I feel like Regent chose us. It was clear that we were meant to be here, and we're better for it. I tell others, 'If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, something authentic, that gives evidence to God, I suggest Regent University.' Our community and the pursuit of God are unparalleled.”

Kristin Smith, B.A. in History, 2020 Next Generation Coordinator, Strong Tower Church