What is Regents Bachelor of Arts at WVU like?
The Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) program offers an innovative bachelor’s degree for adult learners. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive general education that is flexible and meets the needs of non-traditional students. This program of high academic quality is pursued by adult learners to complete their baccalaureate education to improve their economic situation through promotion or career transition, or simply for personal satisfaction.
Students are matched with an adviser who works with them throughout the process of earning their degree. With the aid of their adviser, students can design a plan of study that fits their academic/career and personal needs. Courses can be completed online or on campus, and at a pace that works with the student’s other life obligations.
The RBA program has many unique aspects that make it both cost effective and efficient to earn a bachelor’s degree. The program offers the opportunity to receive credit for prior learning (CFPL) through portfolio submission or standardized awards. CFPL provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired through work experience toward college credit. The program also has an F-Forgiveness policy that removes F grades from GPA calculation that are received four years prior to entering the RBA program. This policy is designed to allow students who struggled academically in the past to have a second chance at earning a degree.
Students have the option of focusing their plan of study to fulfill the requirements of various Areas of Emphasis (AoE) or any minor offered through the university.
At a Glance
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Areas of Emphasis
Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:
- American History
- Business Administration
- Child Development
- Chinese Studies
- Communication Studies
- Creative Writing
- Foreign Literature in Translation
- International Studies: Africa and Middle East
- International Studies: Asia
- International Studies: Development Studies
- International Studies: Europe
- International Studies: The Americas
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Native American Studies
- Professional Writing
- Public Relations
- Religious Studies
- Teaching English as Second Language
- Women's Studies