The Regents Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 36
hours of general education course work. The general education
requirements would include courses in humanities, communications,
mathematics/computer applications, natural sciences and social
Upper Division Hours
Upper level courses are also required within the RBA program.
However, you can select which courses work with your schedule and
your interests. Upper level courses are those courses typically
offered in the junior and senior years. Students have the
flexibility to select courses that best meet their interests and
that best fit their schedule.
Major/Area of Emphasis
Students are not required to declare a major and may take
courses in any subject area or a combination of areas they wish.
Most institutions have developed areas of emphasis, which students
may choose if they prefer to target their studies. An area of
emphasis requires the completion of a minimum of 15 hours of upper
division, graded coursework in an institutionally sanctioned
program area of study.
Students must complete a residency requirement of 24 hours of
coursework taken at one or more institutions within West Virginia's
public higher education system.
RBA students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of credit to
be eligible for graduation.
Grade Point Average
Students must have a minimum 2.00 GPA (on a 4-point scale) to be
eligible for graduation.
Note: Additional requirements at individual
institutions may vary. Please discuss the institutional
requirements with the RBA coordinator at your campus.
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