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BA in Government - American Government and Politics

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Government with a concentration in American Government and Politics program at Regent University have the opportunity to study the U.S. government and how it compares with governments around the world. Learn more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Government with a concentration in American Government and Politics

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Government - American Government and Politics program should be interested in learning about the foundational functions and processes of the U.S. government. 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 Government - American Government and Politics program offered at Regent University is designed to familiarize students with government systems in the United States. Students have the opportunity to learn the processes involved in creating policies for effective governance as well as various communication strategies for digital media, online communication, and more traditional forms of communication. Coursework covers challenges facing the American government, such as poverty, immigration, human trafficking, and terrorism. Students also have the opportunity to study various political systems around the world and learn how to analyze and critique each of them.

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 with a Concentration in American Government and Politics:

The Bachelor of Arts in Government - American Government and Politics program requires general education courses, government major courses, and American government and politics concentration courses, along with several 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 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 (on campus only)
  • 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
  • Statistics
  • 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

Government Major Courses (30 credits)

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

Government Electives Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose 100-400 level courses within the government discipline

American Government and Politics Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose four of the following courses:
    • Introduction to Public Policy & Administration
    • The Legislative Process
    • The American Presidency
    • The American Judicial System
    • State and Local Government

General Elective Courses (23 credits)

  • Students choose 100-400 level courses within any discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Government - American Government and Politics may be interested in furthering their education in order to have the opportunity to gain expertise in government and politics, public administration, journalism, or another similar field. A master's degree program may include specialization areas that could help increase students career opportunities.

Possible programs include:

  • Master of Arts in Government
  • Master of Arts in Journalism
  • Master of Public Administration

Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Arts in Government - American Government and Politics program is designed to teach graduates the skills needed for careers with governments, nonprofits and political organizations, among other employers. Students have the opportunity to learn the foundational elements of the U.S. government, policy development processes, and civic engagement strategies.

Possible careers include:

  • Journalist
  • Government agency employee
  • Humanitarian

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