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Undergraduate Certificate in Government

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June 17, 2024

The Undergraduate Certificate in Government is an academic certificate offering students the opportunity to earn a higher education credential that combines an interest in governmental systems with political mechanics. This certificate is ideal for individuals who may not otherwise consider a full degree program but wish to build a better understanding of how public policy and politics can work together more cohesively by integrating Christian principles and values.

  • Explore fields within the discipline of government and approaches to the study of government, including interpretivism, behavioralism, institutionalism, and more.
  • Examine the founding of the United States and important philosophical, constitutional and political questions surrounding the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and U.S. Constitution. 
  • Analyze and investigate operations of state and local governments within the federal structure of the American government. 

This undergraduate certificate does not include professional licensure.

Regent University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Government is for lifelong learners who want to re-skill, up-skill, and get ahead with new credentials. Whether you’re seeking professional development or continuing education, Regent’s 100% online certificate programs will give you the priceless advantage of high-quality education from America’s premier Christian university. To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Explores some of the main fields within the discipline of government (e.g., comparative politics, political theory) as well as some of the main approaches to the study of government (e.g., interpretivism, behavioralism, institutionalism). Various theories of integration for the study and understanding of government are also introduced.
Introduces basic concepts, terms, principles and practices of American public policy within a democratic-constitutional framework, with emphasis on theory development, policy analysis techniques, political, economic, and social organizational and institutional influence in the policymaking process, coverage of select policy areas, and demonstration of faith integration in the policymaking process.
Provides an analysis of the founding of the United States through an investigation of the important philosophical, constitutional, and political questions surrounding the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention, and the creation and development of the U.S. Constitution. Attention is given to federalism, and the Constitutional institutions of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court.
Analysis and investigation of the operations of U.S. state and local governments within the federal structure of American government with an additional emphasis on becoming active and knowledgeable citizens.

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Full-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$39512$4,740
Biblical Studies$39512$4,740
Business$39512$4,740
Christian Ministry$39512$4,740
Communication$39512$4,740
Computer Science$39512$4,740
Counseling$39512$4,740
Criminal Justice$39512$4,740
Cybersecurity$39512$4,740
Finance$39512$4,740
Government$39512$4,740
Healthcare Studies$39512$4,740
Human Resources$39512$4,740
Information Systems$39512$4,740
International Relations$39512$4,740
Leadership Studies$39512$4,740
Psychology$39512$4,740

Part-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$4506$2,700
Biblical Studies$4506$2,700
Business$4506$2,700
Christian Ministry$4506$2,700
Communication$4506$2,700
Computer Science$4506$2,700
Counseling$4506$2,700
Criminal Justice$4506$2,700
Cyber Practitioner Preparation$4509$4,050
Cybersecurity$4506$2,700
Finance$4506$2,700
Government$4506$2,700
Healthcare Studies$4506$2,700
Human Resources$4506$2,700
Information Systems$4506$2,700
International Relations$4506$2,700
Leadership Studies$4506$2,700
Psychology$4506$2,700

Student Fees Per Semester

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

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Note: Eligible students may use their VA benefits to cover the cost of their undergraduate certificate. Learn more about benefits and discounts for military students.

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Mandy Rogers, 2010

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“I want to be a biomedical engineer and use it for God's glory around the world. Not only do I want to help physically, but I would also want to help spiritually and emotionally. At Regent, I grew so much mentally, spiritually and emotionally in a way I want to share with others.”

Sheila Atieno, B.S. in Biophysical Sciences, 2021 Master’s Student in Biomedical Engineering, New York University