University College

Degrees Offered

Goals of the University College

  • Instill high expectations for personal academic achievement in our students, along with the skills, experience and confidence to succeed.
  • Empower students to develop personal and academic success goals.
  • Promote undergraduate student learning, access, persistence, and success.
  • Establish partnerships within the University community that promote a supportive academic learning environment for all students.
  • Develop strong partnerships with degree granting programs and departments to facilitate the transition from the University College to majors.

University College Units

  • Academic Advising and Developmental Advising
  • Air Force & Army ROTC
  • ASPIRE
  • Career Advising
  • Center for Service and Learning
  • First Year Experience
  • Pre-Health Office
  • Programs for Academic Advancement
  • Resident Faculty Leader Program
  • Transitional Programs
  • Undergraduate Research

University College Academic Support Programs

  • Academic Advising and Developmental Advising
  • Academic Success Coaching
  • Career Advising
  • Early Alert
  • Mentoring
  • Mid-Year Academy (MYA)
  • Preparing to Achieve Student Success (PASS)
  • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
  • Service-Learning
  • Summer Academic Success Institute (SASI)

Critical Numbers

  • Academic Advising: 304-293-5805
  • Air Force & Army ROTC: 304-293-7546
  • Center for Service and Learning: 304-293-8761
  • First Year Experience: 304-293-2316
  • Programs for Academic Advancement: 304-293-2316
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree Program: 304-293-7490   
  • BA Pathway Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Program: 800-253-2762

Degree Designation Learning Goals

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMdS)

The University College instills high expectations for personal academic achievement in our students, along with the skills, experience and confidence to succeed.  Through our nontraditional degree programs, students gain empowerment to set and accomplish academic success goals.  Our Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMDS) makes use of  flexible methods of degree completion.  The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies is designed to provide a focused bachelors level education that builds on their credits earned during time in community and technical colleges.  Through the guidance of their academic advisor, BMDS students shape their degree by focusing on three minor areas of study that enhance skill sets and academic goals.  Wrapping up the degree with a service-learning capstone provides the opportunity to integrate knowledge with community action.

The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree program in the University College will:

  • Demonstrate connections between general education, minor areas, and career goals
  • Assist students in acquiring a broad knowledge of a variety of disciplines
  • Build on credits received through an associate’s degree to earn a bachelor’s degree
  • Create a curiosity of life long learning

Bachelor of science (BS)

The University College instills high expectations for personal academic achievement in our students, along with the skills, experience and confidence to succeed. The goals of the BS degree in Biochemistry are:

  • Knowledge and skills of central principles, practices, facts, concepts, theories, and disciplinary tools in biochemistry
  • Skills in communication using a variety of channels including writing, speaking, reading, listening, and viewing
  • Practice in analyzing and solving problems, recognizing ambiguities, proposing alternatives, drawing inferences, developing imaginative approaches, constructing predictions, and making reasoned decisions using appropriate information resources and analytical tools
  • Application of biochemical principles and methods across different disciplines
  • Opportunities for defining relationships between the student’s degree program and post-baccalaureate goals

Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA)

The University College instills high expectations for personal academic achievement in our students, along with the skills, experience and confidence to succeed.  Through our nontraditional degree programs, students gain empowerment to set and accomplish personal academic success goals.  Our Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree is an innovative baccalaureate designed to be a foundational bachelor’s degree for adult students. It makes use of flexible methods of degree completion including the use of prior learning as credit.  The RBA is designed to provide a broad set of core competencies that support general education while allowing students to develop skills and knowledge for the next step in their career, education, or life.  Through the guidance of their academic advisor, RBA students design a curriculum that meets their current and future academic and life needs.

The Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree program in the University College will:

  • Provide ability to communicate effectively in various contexts
  • Build on past life experiences for a well-rounded curriculum of knowledge
  • Promote development of core competencies
  • Demonstrate connections between general education courses and career goals
  • Provide a flexible path to an undergraduate degree
  • Serve as a foundation to graduation education

Administration

Dean

  • Elizabeth A. Dooley - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
    Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Associate Dean

  • William A. Beasley - Ed.D. (University of Georgia)
    Professor of Education

Assistant Dean

  • Tara A. Brooks - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)