Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science

Contact Information

Nancy Parks, Assesment Coordinator
Pierpont School of Academic Studies
Room 321 Turley
Phone: 304.367.4990

The West Virginia Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science Degree is a flexible degree completion opportunity designed for busy adults.  Students are eligible for the program two years after high school graduation. They must not hold another degree from an accredited institution nor be simultaneously enrolled in another degree program.  There is no special application fee for admission to this program.

With the assistance of the Program Coordinator, students can construct an individualized, self-paced degree plan by combining the following:

·Previously earned college credits

·Credit earned for work/life learning experiences (through portfolio
 development  and/or program defined standardized awards)

·Credits awarded through standardized testing (CLEP, DANTES, etc.) 

·Traditional or distance courses offered through WV’s Community and
 Technical Colleges

Requirements for the Board of Governors A.A.S. Degree
Total 60 hours:

General Education: 21 credit hours - from courses in:
               social science
               computer literacy

General Electives: 39 credit hours
Credit hour requirements may be met in a variety of ways:

Traditional coursework
Work and life learning experiences
Standardized exams
Institutional challenge exams
Military training
Evaluation of non-collegiate sponsored education

An Area of Emphasis may be awarded with the accumulation of 15 credit hours in an Occupational concentration.

The BOG College program Coordinator oversees enrollment, admission, evaluation of credits, portfolio development and academic planning for students interested in the degree.

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