Description

The Board of Governors program is a flexible degree completion opportunity designed for busy adults. Students save time and money as college credit is awarded for work and life experiences. This nontraditional program for adult learners can help you complete your degree, whether your goal is a personal one, an occupational goal or an employment requirement. Also, if you’re planning to move on to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree, you can build on the Board of Governors degree in the West Virginia Board of Regents Bachelor of Arts degree program offered at state colleges and universities.

Structure an individualized educational degree plan by combining:

  • Previously earned college credits
  • Credit earned for work and life experiences
  • Credits awarded through standardized testing (CLEP, DANTES, etc.)
  • Traditional or distance college-level courses
  • Credit for earlier learning experiences via licenses, certificates, military duty and other non-collegiate sources

The Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science requires 60 credit hours, including a general education core of 21 credit hours and 39 credit hours of general electives. Students may also choose to complete a capstone experience and a defined area of emphasis selected from a broad range of content areas.

Students are eligible for admission to the program two years after graduation from high school. In the case of those passing a high school equivalency examination, admission must be two years after their high school class has graduated. For more information on this program, contact Donna Lewis at dlewis@newriver.edu or 304-647-6566.

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