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Regent is a traditional, accredited university that provides the opportunity to earn a best-in-class education online. In fact, our online MBA program is ranked #1 in the nation for faculty credentials and training by U.S. News & World Report, 2013. You will have access to the same prestigious professors that teach at our campus, plus transferring credits is a seamless process so you can start without delay. Take the first step toward success. Find out more »
Christian Leadership to Change the World
Enriching your spirituality is an integral part of your experience at Regent University. With an education rooted in a Christian perspective, you'll be prepared for a career in a wide range of fields and equipped to make a difference in our world.
Excellence in Education
Named one of the nation's top online universities, Regent affords you the opportunity for flexibility with classes offered online, on campus or both. Our university has been recognized by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) as one of only 21 universities in the U.S. to receive an "A" rating. Here, you'll receive one-on-one mentorship — 95 percent of fulltime faculty in degree granting departments hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree. Regent's knowledgeable professors provide the guidance and the experience you need to succeed as you earn your degree.
The following are a few of our notable faculty members:
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft joined Regent University in 2005 following a three-decade career of public service that included four years as attorney general of the United States, six years in the U.S. Senate and eight years as governor of Missouri.
Gary Collins is the cofounder of the American Association of Christian Counseling, the largest Christian counseling association in the world, and founding editor of Christian Counseling Today magazine. Dr. Collins is in popular demand as a prolific author and speaker.
Lorene Wales has been a professional filmmaker and educator for over 20 years. She worked on high-budget feature films in Hollywood for 10 years before serving as the director of MFA programs in cinema-television producing and directing for Regent University.
Class Schedules That Match Your Life Schedule
We want you to get the most out of your time at Regent and provide competitive programs in both an online and on campus format. Our coursework is designed to fit your schedule — for undergraduates, we offer six eight-week sessions per academic year: two in the fall, two in the spring and two in the summer.
Your Journey Begins Here
Regent University offers 59 undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to fit your needs as an emerging Christian leader. Our degree programs can be completed online, on campus in Virginia Beach or through a combination of both formats.
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Flexibility for Your Future
Ranked a Top 10 Online Bachelor's Degree Program by U.S. News & World Report 2013 as well as a Top Online Christian University by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Regent University's fully accredited distance learning programs inspire you to earn your degree while balancing your busy schedule.
Online Student Resources
- Learn the ropes at Regent through our Online Peer Mentorship Program.
- Maximize your potential with our online tutoring services.
- Take part in weekly chapel, available to all students on campus and on the web.
Our Support Makes a Difference
At Regent, you'll find the guidance and support you need to answer your calling and achieve your academic, professional and spiritual goals.
Mentorship: In the Classroom and Beyond
Our distinguished professors share a role in your learning and serve as shepherds in your continued success. Illustrations of their guidance and mentorship can be found at The Cornerstone, the official faculty blog of our university and source of inspiration for Christian students and leaders like Dr. Corné Bekker, Professor of Biblical and Ecclesial Leadership in Regent University's School of Business & Leadership. The following excerpt reflects just a glimpse of his and other faculty's insights.
"Christian leaders are marked by a different set of behavioral values and leadership measurements than the world. True leadership is not measured by the mere effects of our activities to lead, it is ultimately judged by our intentions to obey God's Word … I am increasingly persuaded that an authentic Christian leadership can only be formed by turning our eyes once again to the example of Jesus. Only when we have what the Apostle Paul called 'this attitude of Christ,' then our leadership will be marked by self-emptying, servanthood, humaneness, humility and obedience. Nothing less would be Christian leadership that can change our world."
A Life of Purpose
Are you ready to make a difference and create positive change in your life and in the lives of others? Regent University's online and on campus courses will give you the tools you need to answer your calling and develop your skills as a leader in your community. See how - and where - the Regent community is inspiring change through leadership.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
I had just returned from a nine-month Navy deployment and my daughter rushed into my arms. After squeezing the daylights out of me, she thanked me for always finding the time to talk to her via phone or email every week while I was deployed.
I was chosen to work as an intern on Capitol Hill in Congresswoman Kay Granger's office. As part of my internship, I communicated with constituents and legislative assistants, and led Capitol tours. I was energized by this environment and found myself wanting to refine my skills in effective public communication.
When a local college heard of the expertise I received from my doctoral studies in global leadership at Regent University, they invited me to develop and lead a three-day global leadership workshop for international students in 2010 and 2011. What a privilege!
I've been homeschooling my three oldest children for the past four years now. I'm also a part-time student at Regent University and a Sunday school teacher at my church. I thank God for continually renewing my strength and for blessing my loved ones and me!
SUGAR LAND, TX
Here I am during my 2009 Phi Theta Kappa Fall Leadership Conference. We were toward the end of the day, after spending about six hours outside pulling weeds at a special needs camp to get it ready for the upcoming campers. This was definitely a life-changing day for me.
I volunteer for a nonprofit organization that goes out into the streets and brings basic toiletries and bag lunches to the homeless. I don't think it's just about providing the homeless with food — it's about human interaction. I'm changing the world by feeding one homeless person at a time.
I survived stage-one breast cancer and now compete in bodybuilding/fitness and have placed fifth in two shows and fourth in the third show. My goal is to motivate, inspire and encourage anyone that has ever suffered an illness or a difficult challenge in life.
Using my skills and energy to help friends start up a new nonprofit in our little town, integrating writing, music ministry at multiple regional nursing homes and teaching children art.
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We're Ready to Lend a Hand
Starting Fall 2012, we're reducing our tuition for all 8-week undergraduate classes from $495 to $395 per credit hour — that's an average savings of $1,000 per semester.
At Regent, we believe that nothing should come between you and an exemplary education. As such, we have saved students over $19 million in the past five years.
To help you reach your educational and career goals, our financial aid team will work with you to design an aid package that fits your situation, including federal and state loans and grants as well as corporate-based scholarships.
- Loans and Grants: Choose from a variety of financial aid opportunities on the state and federal level
- Transfer Students: Up to 90 credits accepted for bachelor's degrees and up to 48 for associate's degrees
- Military Students: Tuition assistance and veterans' benefits, $250 per credit hour tuition and $100 textbook credit per semester for active-duty and veteran students, 15% tuition savings for spouses and dependents (online 8-week classes only)
- Corporate Partner Students: 25 percent off tuition scholarship for benefited employees, their spouses and dependents
A Better Value for
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010.
Note: National Average based on full-time attendance of 30 hours per semester at a not for profit, private, four year university, and a 4.62% average rate of growth over the past decade in four year private university tuition (2000-2010).
B.A. in Communication
Through study during the Bachelor of Arts in Communication program, students examine the role of communication in all areas of life, including organizational communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication and communication ethics.
- Learn the latest ways to combine emerging technology with the most effective and inspirational communication forms.
- Learn the theory behind communication and its application in a dynamic, state-of-the-art environment.
- Prepare spiritually and academically for professions in teaching, business, law and other related fields.
Office of the President
University President: Dr. Carlos Campo
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Welcome. We are honored by your interest in Regent University, which in just over three decades, has become one of our nation's leading academic centers for Christian thought and action. Our unflinching mission is to prepare committed men and women to excel both in mind and spirit; Christian leaders who will help shape the future for our communities, our cities, our nation, and our world.
At Regent, you will find both high academic standards and rigorous programs built on a foundation of biblical principles that have attracted faculty and staff with extraordinary academic credentials and superior professional experience. Yet, we believe that you will find in them, above all else, not only people who were simply trained and prepared to teach, mentor and serve, but also people who are called to this place, people who truly care about you and your future.
Regent University has outstanding programs, beautiful facilities, and an exciting mission and vision, but it is our people who make us truly great. Among our distinguished faculty and guest lecturers are John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General; Vern Clark, former Chief of Naval Operations; Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A; Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes, Inc. and others. The combination of committed leaders and diligent students has produced Regent alumni who take seriously their call to lead and serve others and excel in their professions. Occupying strategic positions around the world, they include Virginia's 81st governor, a Louisiana State Senator, a National Middle School Principal of the Year, several Hollywood screenwriters, a National Milken Educator Award Winner and an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
We invite you to learn more about our vibrant academic community and to become fully engaged in the excellence, integrity and innovation that is Regent University. With more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees available on our Virginia Beach campus and online around the world, I am confident that Regent will continue to grow in its demonstration of tangible excellence and innovation that speak to the local community and the world.
Carlos Campo, Ph.D.