Regents, B.A. (RBA)


  • The student must meet all general Marshall University admission requirements
  • The student must be at least 4 years out of high school. For those students who passed the GED, admission must be at least 4 years after their class graduated from high school. No person out of high school fewer than 4 years will be admitted.

Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning may not pursue the RBA degree.

The RBA degree by state statute is a degree completion program and students may not double major in the RBA or use it as a subsequent degree.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total credit hour requirement: 120 credit hours, including any CEC’s
  • General education hours: 36
  • Upper division hours (300-400 level): 30
  • Grade Point Average at Marshall and overall: 2.00
  • Residency: 24 graded semester credit hours earned at any of the WV public institutions of higher education. At least 3 credit hours must be earned at Marshall University.
  • No more than 72 hours of community college credit can be applied toward the RBA.