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Pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Journalism degree at Regent University.

B.A. in Communication Studies – Journalism

Tell the Stories That Need to be Heard

In the fast-paced world of converging media, there’s a need for voices like yours. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies—Journalism can prepare you to communicate powerful stories through broadcast, print, and digital media. You’ll also learn skills that can elevate your reporting and gain experience through internships and on-campus publications.

On Campus, Online
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May 6, 2024
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GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Grow your technical proficiency with access to a converged media lab and a multi-million dollar equipped facility.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Learn proven principles of contemporary journalism within a Christian framework.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Meet the faculty.

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ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Experience the Regent difference through the B.A. in Communication Studies – Journalism program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the B.A. in Communication Studies – Journalism program, you can:

  • Translate messages between different types of media, including social media, TV, e-magazines, and more.
  • Design strategies to research, write, and package news, information, and entertainment for a global audience.
  • Learn how to get work published in professional media outlets.

Career Opportunities:

  • Journalist/reporter
  • Editor
  • Writer/copywriter
  • Press secretary
  • Digital media producer
$63Thousand
Approximate Mean Annual Wage for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists, 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Approved internship in a field of the student’s specialty. This guided learning experience is a culminating experience in which the student applies the principles and skills learned, demonstrating competency under the guidance of a specialist in the field of communication.
Skills and principles of editing copy in various professions, including journalism, publishing, and academia. Emphasizes copy editing proofreading, and technical control of language, as well as the ethics involved in making editing decisions.
Provides an analysis of the founding of the United States through an investigation of the important philosophical, constitutional, and political questions surrounding the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention, and the creation and development of the U.S. Constitution. Attention is given to federalism, and the Constitutional institutions of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court.
Investigates such issues as political participation, public opinion and voting behavior, interest groups and political parties, and civil rights and liberties.
Advanced study and practice of the researching, writing, editing, and packaging of news, information and entertainment for a global audience. Cross-listed with COMM 350.
Principles of contemporary journalism for any platform or storytelling format. Includes news and information gathering; constructing a story; using numbers and data to tell a story and assess information; editing and presentation; ethical issues of covering stories; and visual literacy.
Instruction and practice reporting and writing basic news stories. Emphasis on style, clarity, accuracy and responsibility in handling news.
Requires lab experience participating in live critique of events in the public square conducted through podcast type venues. Critiques apply both rhetorical and Christian worldview lenses to current events and the journalism that covers it. Prerequisite/corequisite COM 245, COM 330, COM 416. Cross-listed with COMM 444.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Over 18$11,970
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$665N/A$1,995+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

“I received my M.A. in Communication from Regent University. Juggling full-time work, freelancing, family time, as well as 2-3 courses at a time was challenging, but it was worth all the hard work.”

Adam Ericson, M.A. in Communication, 2020 Filmmaker, Seacoast Church

“During a campus visit, I discovered the next path the Lord had for me.”

Drew Aiken, College of Arts & Sciences, 2022 Regent Royals men’s basketball captain

“I’m so excited to officially be an alumna of Regent University with my Master of Arts in Journalism.”

Nicole Gamboni, M.A. in Journalism, 2019 Financial Services Professional, MassMutual Commonwealth

“Things anxiety and depression told me I couldn’t do: be independent, live by myself, be completely happy, graduate college (magna cum laude!). Things I’ve done: All of the above.”

Ansley Michaela Hamby, B.A. in Communication Studies, 2020

“Your time in school, and certainly at Regent, molds how you think, molds how you approach things … Regent offers a serious academic environment that provides for growth in those areas.”

Chris Connelly, M.A. in Public Policy, 1998; Ph.D. in Communication, 2020 Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler