WVU Online offers more than 75 degrees and certificates where Joint
Service Transcripts (JST’s) can be used to fulfill electives or used
as equivalent courses, but there is one unique bachelor’s degree
program that allows eligible students to acquire a plethora of college
credit for military experience.
The online Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree, offered through the
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, allows students to tailor their
academic careers to meet their individual needs and you can complete
the program online, at your own pace.
To enter the program, you need to have been out of high school for
at least four years. In this program, you package together previously
earned credits, online classes, and a portfolio of real-world experience
to create a unique degree. The RBA degree is designed to provide
adult learners with either a Liberal Arts or a more comprehensive
education when combined with Areas of Emphases and minors.
Furthermore, there is considerable flexibility in how, when, and where
degree requirements are achieved. Specifically, students may earn
credits through on-campus and online courses (at WVU or transfer),
credit by exam, standardized awards, and/or writing portfolios to
petition for eligible courses based on work experience, or a combination
The RBA degree is a perfect fit for service men and women and veterans
who may be able to earn college credits based on their service training.