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Certificate of Graduate Studies: Government

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The Certificate of Graduate Studies, offered online and on campus, is a 12-credit (4 courses) graduate-level program that can enhance your graduate degree or be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate. Both options will expand your expertise in a specialized area of government and improve your marketability. You’ll gain foundational knowledge and develop your critical thinking and practical skills in the field of government, relating to cybersecurity, national security, healthcare policy and more. Taught from a Christian worldview, our Certificate of Graduate Studies program is led by renowned scholars and accomplished practitioners, such as former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Rear Admiral Larry Baucom (USN, ret.), former diplomat Dr. Mary Manjikian, and past Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell.

  • Examine the political and legal climate of policy making as it relates to foreign affairs, cybersecurity, national security, healthcare, economics, and more.
  • Explore our constitutional foundation, democracy and democratization, and the biblical principles surrounding them.
  • Strengthen your understanding of U.S. foreign policy, economics aspects and America’s role in the world today.
  • Public Servant at the local, state or national level
  • Non-Governmental Organization Staff
  • Nonprofit Team Member
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Foreign Service
  • Military
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Course fees

ANIM 100Fundamentals of Animation$200
ANIM 103Introduction to Digital Art$200
ANIM 112Fundamentals of 2-D Computer Based Animation$200
ANIM 115Compositing and Sound for Animators$200
ANIM 2033-D Animation$200
ANIM 210Writing for Animation$70
ANIM 213Character Design, Rigging, and Animation$200
ANIM 218Advanced 2-D Computer Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 222The Art of the Storyboard$200
ANIM 310Business Planning for Media$70
ANIM 314Advanced 3-D Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 340History of Animation$70
ANIM 400Portfolio Preparation$200
ANIM 413Motion Graphics for Film & Television$200
ANIM 415Animation in 3-D (3 cr.)$200
ANIM 450Digital Special Effects for Film and Television$220
ANIM 480Production Practum (1-3)$70-200
ANIM 489Animation Workshop$70-200
ANIM 490Independent Study$70-200
ANIM 495Internship$70
ANIM 496Culminating Project$200
ARTA 120Introduction to Drawing$200
ARTA 1212-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 201Comp Anatomy & Figure Drawing$200
ARTA 3123-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 320Introduction to Painting$200
ARTA 401Advanced Drawing$200
BIOL 101Introduction to Biology with lab$70
BIOL 121General Biology I$70
BIOL 122General Biology II$70
BIOL 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I$70
BIOL 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II$70
BIOL 215Introduction to Microbiology$70
BIOL 321General Microbiology$200
BIOL 421Immunology$200
CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry$70
CHEM 121General Chemistry 1$70
CHEM 122General Chemistry II$70
CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I$70
CHEM 222Organic Chemistry II$70
CHEM 421Biochemistry$200
CHEM 495Internship$70
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CTVU 101Introduction to Aesthetics of Film and Television$70
CTVU 102Cinema-Television Equipment Workshop$200
CTVU 105Survey of Film and Television$70
CTVU 229Fundamentals of Cinema Production$200
CTVU 250Fundamentals of Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 256Fundamentals of Post-Production (3)$200
CTVU 310Screenwriting$70
CTVU 330Producing and Directing Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 345Lighting Aesthetics and Design for Cinema-Television (3)$200
CTVU 346Camera Operations/Film & Video$200
CTVU 350Broadcast Television Field Production (3)$200
CTVU 352Broadcast TV Tech Production$200
CTVU 380Broadcast TV Prod Practicum$200
CTVU 427Film Producing$200
CTVU 458Sound Design$200
CTVU 460Directing$200
CTVU 470Editing$200
CTVU 475Special Topics$200
CTVU 480Production Practicum$70
CTVU 495Internship$70
CTVU 496Senior Project (3)$200
ENGL 501Tutoring Writing$395
GENE 100The Making of a Christian Mind$75
GENE 402The Making of a Christian Leader$75
GENE 402aThe Making of a Christian Leader/Service-Learning Experience$75
HIST 205Western Civilization I$50
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
MUSI 220Fundamentals of Music Theory (3cr.)$70
MUSI 301Music History 1 (3 cr.)$70
MUSI 348Ensemble Performance (1 cr.)$70
MUSI 349Voice Lessons (1 cr.)$70
NURS 310Professional Health Assessment$186
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
PHYS 221General Physics I$70
PHYS 222General Physics II$200
THEU 101Introduction to Theatre$70
THEU 105Stagecraft (3)$200
THEU 132Basic Acting 1 (3)$200
THEU 181Practicum in Theatre Production (1)*$70
THEU 221Movement for the Stage (3)$200
THEU 227Makeup for the Theatre (3)$200
THEU 232Basic Acting 2 (3)$200
THEU 234Voice/Diction for Stage 1$200
THEU 251Improvisation (3)$200
THEU 305Advanced Stagecraft$200
THEU 310Playwriting$70
THEU 312Stage Combat (3)$200
THEU 314Play Analysis$70
THEU 320Auditioning and the Business of Theatre$70
THEU 321Costume Design (3)$200
THEU 322Fundamentals of Directing$200
THEU 323Scenic & Lighting (3)$200
THEU 324Stage Management$70
THEU 330Screen Acting I$200
THEU 337Voice/Diction for Stage 2$200
THEU 375Special Topics in Theatre$70-200
THEU 402Modern Drama$70
THEU 405Theatre History 1$70
THEU 406Theatre History 2$70
THEU 420Performance Studio$200
THEU 430Screen Acting 2$200
THEU 437Voice and Movement Integration$200
THEU 490Independent Study$70-200
THEU 495Theatre Internship$70
THEU 496Portfolio Development$70
UED 480aPracticum I$70
UED 480bPracticum II$70
UED 495Field Experience/Student Teach$200
UED 496Field Experience E-Portfolio$200
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CYBR 630Info Systems Security & Assurance$70 FLAT
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
UNIV 500Foundations/Grad Success$500

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“I'm so glad Regent isn't afraid to engage with other viewpoints. It's a place where people are willing to debate their position honestly and without fear.”

Larry Mayes, M.A., 1998 Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston

“What stuck out to me at Regent was the character and ethics — the commitment to glorifying God in all that we do. I am grateful to be part of a place impacting this world for eternity. By getting past our fallibilities, we can see what the power of God can do.”

Bill Dudley, MPA, 2014 Logistics Manager, U.S. Navy; Worship Pastor, Beach Beacon Baptist Church

“My time at RSG was a rewarding experience! I was enlightened about the various ideas that influence the political, economic, and social agendas of the world. In addition, I built relationships with faculty, staff, and students and benefited from several RSG-sponsored opportunities.”

Takeshia Stokes, M.A., 2010

“All the time, when people hear I am studying public administration, they say, ‘Oh, we need more Christian leaders in government!’ It’s a perfect fit for Regent’s mission. And if you’re a Christian, you have something anchoring you to the decisions you make that affect an entire country.”

Sonya Mills, MPA, 2018 Human Resources Administrative Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, Hawaii

“The whole concept at Regent was, if you are pursuing administration in the public interest, you aren't just doing it to be a bureaucrat, but to serve those around you. You have to be engaged and know what you believe when you go into it, to stand up for what you think is right.”

Andrew Owen, MPA, 2017 Deputy Treaurer, City of Suffolk