Regents Bachelor of Arts

Degree Awarded

  • Regents Bachelor of Arts

Nature of Program

WVU Tech participates in the state-wide Regents Bachelor of Arts degree program. The program is designed for adults who wish to complete their college studies and offers an opportunity to gain credits for work and life experience. Students tailor their academic courses of study to meet their individual needs.

Areas of Emphasis

WVU Tech encourages adult student in the Regents B.A. program to complete a focused area of education. The following areas of emphasis require the completion of 15 graded hours of upper-division classroom work with a grade of C- or better in each course.

  • Aviation Studies - (AVIA 489 Aviation Law, 12 hours of Aviation Management (AVIA)
  • Business - Accounting (ACCT), Finance (FIN), Management (MANG), Marketing (MKTG), Information Systems (ISYS)
  • Creative Arts - English (ENGL), Music (MUSC), Theatre (THET), Languages
  • Cultural Studies - Sociology (SOCA), History (HIST), Music (MUSC), Psychology (PSYC), English (ENGL)
  • Government - Economics (ECON), History (HIST), Sociology (SOCA), Political Science (POLS)
  • Health Care Services - HUMS 320 Public Administration and HUMS 330 Intro to Health Care Organizations, 9 hours from Human Services (HUMS), SOCA 325 Illness/Health Care, and/or SOCA 312 Death and Dying
  • Information Studies - Information Systems (ISYS), Management (MANG), English (ENGL)
  • Marketing - BCOR 350 Principles of Marketing, 12 hours of Marketing (MKTG)
  • Organizational Management - BCOR 370 Managing Individuals and Teams, MANG 422 The individual and the Organization, 9 hours from Business core (BCOR) and/or Management (MANG) courses
  • Sciences - Mathematics (MATH), Physics (PHYS), Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Social Sciences - Economics (ECON), History (HIST), Sociology (SOCA), Political Science (POLS)
  • Sport Studies - Athletic career Education (ACE), Sport Management (SM).  At least two courses each from ACE and SM.

For information, contact:

Frank D. Robbins, Program Coordinator
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Learning Resource Center
Beckley, WV 25801
Telephone: (304) 929-1215 

Frank.Robbins@mail.wvu.edu

http://rba.wvutech.edu

Admissions

Admission and retention requirements are the same as for other degree programs except that students are not eligible for admission until at least four years after graduation from high school.

Students may not be enrolled simultaneously in the Regents degree program and another college degree program and they are ineligible if they have already earned a bachelor's degree.

All passing grades from other accredited colleges, plus passing grades on CLEP and other college level tests, will be accepted.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Curriculum Requirements

WVU Tech GPA: Minimum 2.0 required.
Overall GPA: Minimum 2.0 required.
General Education
Communication Skills6
Select courses fulfilling GEF 1 or courses fulfilling this outcome and approved by an advisor.
Humanities6
Select courses fulfilling GEF 4 or 6, or courses fulfilling this outcome and approved by an advisor.
Social Science6
Select courses fulfilling GEF 5 or 7, or courses fulfilling this outcome and approved by an advisor.
Natural Sciences6
Select courses fulfilling GEF 2, or courses fulfilling this outcome and approved by an advisor.
Mathematics or Computer Applications3
Select courses fulfilling GEF 3, or courses fulfilling this outcome and approved by an advisor.
Upper Division39
Additional Hours: Area of Emphasis and/or Electives (to reach 120 minimum hours)54
Total Hours120

Areas of Emphasis Offered

Required Courses
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: ACCT, FIN, MANG, MKTG, ISYS15

Must earn a C- grade or better in all designated AOE courses
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: ENGL, MUSC, THET, and Languages15
Total Hours15

Must have a C- grade or better in all AOE designated courses
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: ENGL, HIST, PSYC, SOCA15
Total Hours15

Must earn a C- grade or better in all designated AOE courses
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: ECON, HIST, POLS, SOCA15
Total Hours15

Must earn a C- grade or better in all designated AOE courses
HUMS 320Public Administration3
HUMS 330Health Insurance3
Select three of the following:9
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: HUMS
Death and Dying
Illness and Health Care
Total Hours15

Must have a C- grade or better in all AOE designated courses
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: ENGL, ISYS, MANG15
Total Hours15

Must earn a C- grade or better in all designated AOE courses
BCOR 350Principles of Marketing3
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: MKTG12
Total Hours15

Must earn a C- grade or better in all designated AOE courses
BCOR 370Managing Individuals and Teams3
MANG 422The Individual and the Organization3
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: BCOR, MANG9
Total Hours15

Must earn a C- grade or better in all designated AOE courses
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: BIOL, CHEM, MATH, PHYS15
Total Hours15

Must earn a C- grade or better in all designated AOE courses
300 or 400 level courses in the following subject areas: ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCA15
Total Hours15

Major Learning Goals

regents bachelor of arts

  • Consistent with what society expects of all adult workers and good citizens, the Regents graduate will be able to demonstrate a general education in communications, the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics/computer applications.
  • The Regents graduate will be able to demonstrate a focused knowledge of one or more academic areas of his or her own choosing.