The Regents Bachelor of Arts, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, is a popular option for adult learners who want to return to school. The RBA undergraduate program is designed for working adults who want to complete their college degree. The program is accessible, responsive and purpose-built with the nontraditional learner in mind. It offers an opportunity to gain credits for work and life experiences, and allows students to tailor their academic careers to meet their individual needs. WVU offers adult learners, those who have been out of high school at least four years, the flexibility of completing this degree online.
What’s unique about the degree is the student’s ability to package together previously earned credits, online classes, and a portfolio of real world experience to create a unique degree. A portfolio is written justification and documentation of the student’s request to earn college equivalency credit. WVU offers an online class in RBA portfolio development to guide students through the process.
West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Students can apply throughout the year, but the recommended deadlines are:
Applicant must have:
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Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.
RBA students can choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) to specialize in a field of study.
The following AOEs are offered online:
RBA students also have the option of choosing from one of WVU’s online minors to tailor their degree.
The program is 120 credit hours and students can be admitted in the fall, spring or summer term.
The RBA Program requires students to take a minimum of 27 hours of GEC work. The GEC requirements are: