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Welcome to Non-Traditional Degree Programs / Regents Bachelor of Arts

The Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree program is the University’s only non-traditional degree. The degree, designed especially for adult learners, allows students to enter the program four years after high school graduation. Offered at all four-year public colleges and universities of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the RBA degree permits students to use options not always available to traditional students. In addition to earning credits through the conventional manner, RBA students can try to use work or training experiences to receive credit through a life and work experience portfolio credit. Please review the following portfolio links for more information about portfolio credit:

Students can also take CLEP or DANTES  tests (standardized tests) to accumulate credits. Students in the program can graduate with a minor (like traditional students) or they can graduate with an area of emphasis. If you are looking for an unconventional way to finish your degree, check into the RBA degree. Please review the documents below for more information on the program structure.

Please feel free to contact us if you need additional information about the RBA degree at West Virginia State University. 

Sherri L. Shafer
Nontraditional & Regents Bachelor of Arts
120 Cole Complex
West Virginia State University
PO Box 1000
Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

Phone: (304) 766-3382
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