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R.B.A. program to offer two new emphasis areas

ISSUED: 18 June 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WVShepherd University’s Regents Bachelor of Arts degree program will offer two new emphasis areas in business and social issues beginning this fall semester.

The business emphasis offers seven required courses in accounting, economics, management, business law, ethics, marketing, and business communications. The courses are designed to prepare students for career advancement in a wide variety of fields that require managerial acumen. Foundational courses in economics and accounting give students the broad knowledge they need to understand the context of contemporary business, while more specialized courses provide useful content knowledge.

The social issues emphasis requires six courses from an array offerings including criminal law, public policy, psychology, criminology, and consumer economics. The social issues emphasis is designed to prepare students for career advancement in fields related to government agencies, social services, non-profit agencies, health care, and law enforcement.

The Regents Bachelor of Arts degree provides a structured yet flexible means for adult students to complete regular college work and to receive college equivalent credit for selected work and life experiences, as well as military credits. The degree has no major or minor but students can select an emphasis area in business or social issues.

The R.B.A. degree is available at Shepherd’s main campus in Shepherdstown and at the Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, just off Interstate 81. For more information, visit or

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