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BA in Political Communication

Students interested in preparing for a career in media relations or political campaign management may consider earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Communication from Regent University. Explore more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Political Communication

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students to the BA in Political Communication program at Regent University should have an interest in both journalism and the government and politics. Applicants to all Regent University bachelor's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Communication at Regent University is designed to equip students with the critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills they need to pursue a career as a media professional in the political field. Students have the opportunity to explore fundamental concepts such as the principles of investigation, interviewing skills, and how to build a strategic information campaign. Taught from a Christian perspective, students have the chance to explore how their personal values may align with their professional pursuits through accurate and fair reporting. Students also have the chance to build a portfolio of academic, professional, and creative writing while pursuing their studies.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

Program Length:

120 credits

Financial Aid Available:

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 Political Communication:

Students are required to complete 120 credits in order to earn their BA in Political Communication. These credits come from a combination of general education course requirements, major course requirements, and general elective courses. 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 and Thought
  • English Composition
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, and the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Regent Foundations of Success
    • Public Speaking
  • Students choose one of following courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • 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:
    • US History I to 1877
    • US History II from 1877
  • 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

Major Required Courses (42 credits)

  • The Art of the Essay
  • Business and Professional Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction and Feature
  • Students select 4 of the following:
    • Communication Theory
    • Persuasive Communication
    • Narrative Concept and Development
    • Communication in the 21st Century
    • Writing for Strategic Communication
    • Communication Ethics
    • Developing the Strategic Campaign
  • Introduction to the Study of Government
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Government and Politics I
  • American Government and Politics II
  • Political Economy
  • Capstone Seminar

General Elective Courses (29 credits)

  • Students choose 29 credits worth of general elective courses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students that successfully complete the BA in Political Communications may decided to continue their education and pursue a master's degree in a related field. Regent University offers programs that might consider pursuing in order to potentially increase job opportunities or their professional responsibilities in the workforce. Master's programs that individuals may consider include:

  • Master of Arts in Communication with a specialization in Political Communication
  • Master of Arts in Government with a specialization in Political Communication
  • Master of Arts in Journalism

Career Paths

Regent's BA in Political Communication program is designed to prepare students for a career in media communications in both the public or private sector. Students that have gained the knowledge of how to create effective, engaging, and reliable content may consider pursuing roles such as:

  • Political campaign manager
  • Marketing specialist
  • Journalist
  • Government worker
  • Public relations specialist

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