Board of Governors, A.A.S.

The Board of Governors AAS degree is a nontraditional degree completion opportunity at the associate degree level specifically devised for adult learners to:

  • meet occupational goals
  • employment requirements
  • establish professional credentials
  • achieve personal goals

This degree program provides an opportunity for adult learners to utilize credit for prior learning experiences via:

  • licenses
  • certificates
  • military credit
  • prior college credits
  • portfolio review
  • other non-collegiate sources

Through this program, adult students can establish deserved credentials, achieve a personal sense of accomplishment, and position themselves for advancement into a baccalaureate program. Interested students should contact the Professional Advising Center, in room 1207, for more information.

This degree requires 60 credit hours and must be the first associate degree earned. The structure of the degree assures flexibility in program design to meet the individual needs of adult students. The required general education courses assure the development of essential skills and competencies necessary for an associate degree level graduate.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students are eligible for admission two years after graduation from high school.
  • Students passing a high school equivalency examination must be out of school at least two years after their high school class has graduated.

Graduation Requirements include:

  • Monitor program progress through My Degree to remain on graduation pathway.
  • Successful completion of 60 hrs.
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.
  • Must have been out of high school for at least two years.
  • Meet minimum of 12 credit hours from a regionally accredited higher education institution,
    including a minimum of three credits which must be earned from WVU Parkersburg, as per state mandate.


General Education: 21 hours in the core areas and broken down as follows:

Course                                                           Credits
Communications                                               6 hrs.
Mathematics/Natural Sciences                            6 hrs.
Social Sciences/ Humanities                               6 hrs.
Computer Literacy                                             3 hrs.
                                                              Total 21 hrs.

Free Electives: Students may complete the additional 39 hours by completion of any of the methods listed previously.

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