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BA in Communication Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program at Regent University intends to provide students with the foundational skills necessary to communicate effectively within a broad range of career fields. Find out more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students interested in applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program should have an interest in pursuing a career that involves writing, listening, and speaking effectively. All bachelor's level programs at Regent University require a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program at Regent University is designed to equip students with effective communication skills that can be applied to a wide range of careers. Students have the opportunity to gain the necessary skills by exploring effective listening, writing, and speaking techniques. Topics of study also include conflict resolution, nonverbal communication, catering messaging to a particular audience, and persuasive strategies. If desired, students can choose an area of focus from several concentrations, including journalism, internet and social media, professional and technical writing, strategic communication, advertising-public relations, theatre, rhetoric and public culture, and organizational communication. Students also have the opportunity to gain technical skills at Regent's converged media lab.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

120+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies:

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies curriculum is broken up into general education courses, major courses, elective courses, and concentration courses totaling 120 credits or more. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Regent Foundations of Success (online only)
  • English Composition
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Discrete Math
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • U.S. History I (to 1877)
    • U.S. History II (from 1877)
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Communications Major Courses (18 credits)

  • Public Speaking
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Narrative Concept and Development
  • Communicating in the 21st Century

Concentration Courses (21 credits)

  • Students choose courses from within their concentration

General Elective Courses (35 credits)

  • Students choose 100-400 level courses within any discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program provides a professional foundation for graduates, which may be strengthened by pursuing further education in the area of communications or a related field, such as journalism, media, or business. A master's degree may result in more responsibilities or career opportunities.

Possible programs include:

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Journalism
  • Master of Arts in Film-Television
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program is designed to produce graduates who can effectively communicate in a variety of fields, including politics, business, and entertainment.

Possible careers include:

  • Writer/editor
  • Publicist
  • Public relations spokesperson
  • Social media strategist

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