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BA in Government

The Bachelor of Arts in Government program at Regent University is designed to help students develop their knowledge of government, politics and legislation to prepare them for careers in a variety of professional settings. Find out more about this bachelor's degree program below.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Government

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students considering the Bachelor of Arts in Government program at Regent University should be interested in learning communication and analytical skills in a government-based context. All applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Government is designed to teach students political perspectives from across the globe, within a Christian framework. Students who enroll in this program may development an understanding of international policies and perspectives, focusing on how these fit into society today. They could choose to pursue a general government major or add one of four concentrations: American Government & Politics, International Relations & Foreign Policy, Pre-Law, or Government - Undeclared. During the course of this program, students could study American politics, international policy and constitutional law, alongside a range of other modules.

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 Government:

The B.A. in Government program requires 120+ credits, which includes general education, major courses, and electives. 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 Requirements (48 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History and Thought
  • Public Speaking
  • Regent Foundations of Success
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • English Composition
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • US History I to 1877
    • US 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 1
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Government Major Courses (30 credits)

  • Introduction to the Study of Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Government and Politics I
  • American Government and Politics II
  • International Relations
  • Ancient Political Policy
  • Modern Political Policy
  • Political Ideologies
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar in Government

Government Elective Courses (18 credits)

  • Students choose six of the following:
    • Contemporary Global Problems
    • Introduction to Public Policy and Administration
    • Political Economy
    • The Legislative Process
    • The American Presidency
    • The American Judicial System
    • American Foreign Policy
    • Comparative Foreign Policy
    • Constitutional Law
    • The American Political Tradition
    • Christian Political Philosophy

General Elective Courses (23 credits)

  • Students complete 23 credits of 100-400 level courses from any discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the B.A. in Government program may be interested in further education opportunities, such as enrolling in a master's degree program. A graduate program could allow graduates to further develop their understanding of the field or to specialize within a particular niche of politics. It could also prepare students for increased chances of career progression.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • M.A. in Government
  • M.A. in Government - National Security Studies
  • M.A. in Law
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Juris Doctor

Career Paths:

The B.A. in Government is curated to give students a chance to enhance their knowledge and understanding of a breadth of American and worldwide policies, along with ideologies and philosophies relating to this field. Upon successful completion of the degree program, it may be possible for graduates to seek work in management, politics and, with further training, teaching or law. Some of the positions graduate may consider include:

  • Operations manager
  • Public administrator
  • Political journalist
  • Legislative aide
  • Campaign worker