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BA in English - Government

This Bachelor of Arts in English - Government is designed to provide students with an understanding of literature and communication as well as a foundational knowledge of political theory. Learn more about this bachelor's degree program offered by Regent University.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in English - Government

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in English - Government program at Regent University should be interested in growing their communication skills as well as in studying comparative politics and policies. Admission to all bachelor's-level programs at Regent University requires a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in English - Government program is based on Christian values and intends to produce graduates who approach their career through a faith-based lens, such as through the study of biblical views on corruption and governance. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in literature and writing composition, along with learning about various political ideologies. Course content includes the study of ancient political ideas and how they impact current political systems. Students will have the option of tailoring their degree to fit their career interests, including choosing between courses in international relations, Christian political philosophy, comparative politics, among others.

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 English - Government:

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts in English - Government include general education requirements, English major courses, as well as courses specific to the government cognate. 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 Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Public Speaking (campus only)
  • Regent Foundations of Success (online only)
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus
    • Discrete Math
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • U.S. History I to 1877
    • U.S. History II from 1877
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • 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

English Major Courses (24 credits)

  • Literature of the U.S.: Beginning - Civil War
  • Literature of the U.S.: Civil War - 21st Century
  • British Literature: Middle Ages - 18 Century
  • British Literature: 19th Century - 21st Century
  • The Art of the Essay
  • Studies is World Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • English Senior Seminar

English Elective Courses (24 credits)

  • Students choose four of the following:
    • Introduction to the English Language
    • Milton & the 17th Century
    • Restoration & the 18th Century
    • British Romantics
    • Victorian Literature
    • 19th Century American Renaissance
    • American Realism and Naturalism
    • Literature of the American South
    • Modern American Poetry
    • Modern American Fiction
    • Medieval English Literature
    • English Renaissance Literature
    • Special Topics
    • Advanced Independent Study
    • Internship

Government Cognate Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose four of the following:
    • Introduction to the Study of Government
    • International Relations
    • Comparative Politics
    • Political Economy
    • Ancient Political Philosophy
    • Modern Political Philosophy
    • American Foreign Policy
    • Christian Political Philosophy

General Elective Courses (23 credits)

  • Students select 23 credits of general education courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The foundation of a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Government may be built upon with further education. Graduates could choose to enroll in a master's degree program that could open up more more career opportunities or allows them to advance their knowledge in an specific area of communication, English, or government.

Possible programs include:

  • Master of Arts in Government
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Strategic Communication
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Political Science

Career Paths:

A Bachelor of Arts in English - Government is designed to produce effective communicators who can pursue careers in politics or government-related roles. Graduate might seek roles where they use their knowledge of how political systems work and their oral and written communication skills to make decisions and influence others.

Possible careers include:

  • Political staff
  • Political administrator
  • Lobbyist
  • Speechwriter