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School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.

The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

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The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.

Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.



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December 18 2014

President Marsha V Krotseng issued the following statement on the passing of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp: "The entire Bluefield State College community is deeply saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Marshall University President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp. Dr. Kopp provided ...
December 17 2014

Bluefield, W.Va. – Bluefield State College is proud to announce its 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration schedule. On Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1 PM, the Mercer County branch of the NAACP will host its annual NAACP Luncheon at the Harris-Jefferson Student Center on the campus of Bluef...
Christmas Angel Drive, Bringing Gifts to the Bookstore for 2...
December 17 2014

Christmas Angel Drive, bringing gifts to the Bookstore for 25 area children. Bluefield Salvation Army Lieutenant Howard Hoffman and Campus Corner Bookstore Manager Jane Richardson are pictured as the gifts were picked up shortly before Christmas.. Each holiday season, the Salvation Arm...
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130  Microsoft Word& Presentations (1-2-3). This course is designed to prepare students to effectively use a major word processing package.  Word topics include: formatting, editing, file management, tables, columns, and graphics.  PowerPoint topics include: creating and editing presentations, which include illustrations and shapes, custom backgrounds and SmartArt diagrams, and information graphics.  This course meets the computer skill requirement under the General Studies requirement.  Prerequisite: None.

230  Desktop Publishing (3-1-3).Adobe Corporation’s layout and design software InDesign® is used to enable students to produce attractive published documents.  Adobe’s PhotoShop will be integrated to support the manipulation and editing of graphic art images. Print and web application projects will include: posters, brochures, advertisements, newsletters, and multi-page booklets. PR: BUSN 130.

232  Business and Electronic Communications (3-0-3). Designed to help the student write clear and concise business letters, memos, reports, and e-mail communications. Students will also present a presentation using PowerPoint. Other topics covered are the communication process, verbal and nonverbal communication, job/employment search, resumes, and cover letters. Electronic communication is integrated into this course by using the Internet, e-mail, and presentation software. PR: ENGL 101 or equivalent.

240  Microsoft Excel (1-2-3).Designed to prepare students to progress from an introductory Excel level to the specialist/expert level of spreadsheet competencies. Excel topics include: creating worksheets with embedded charts; formulas, functions, formatting and web queries; what-if analysis, charting, and working with large worksheets; creating static and dynamic web pages; financial functions, data tables, amortization schedules, and hyperlinks; creating templates and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks; using macros and visual basic for applications; formula auditing, data validation; and importing data, working with PivotCharts, PivotTables, and Trendlines. PR BUSN 130 or COSC 102. 

250  Quantitative Techniques in Business (3-0-3). Theory and application of mathematical models as they are applied to business problem solving. Topics include: integrals; quadratic and exponential powers; limits and derivatives; and introductory probability and statistical concepts. This course is not a substitute for any course in the Math calculus sequence. This course will satisfy the Basic Skills mathematics requirement. PR: ACT main math score of 26 (COMPASS 46 or above), or MATH 109; and either ECON 211 or 212.

260  Microsoft Access (1-2-3). Designed to prepare students from an introductory Access to a specialist/expert level of database competencies. Access topics include: creating, querying, and maintaining a database; sharing data among applications; reports, forms, and multiple tables applications; OLE fields, hyperlinks, and subforms; switchboards, PivotTables, and PivotCharts; Advanced report and form techniques; creating multi-page forms with visual basic; and administering a database system. PR BUSN 130 or COSC 102 or permission of instructor.

301  Business Law and the Legal Environment (3-0-3). Sources, classifications, functions, and evolution of law. Courts and procedures, torts, contracts, real and personal property, agency relationships, forms of business organizations, estates, landlord and tenant, and bankruptcy.

302  Business Law for Professional Accountants (3-0-3). This course is a continuation of BUSN 301 - Business Law and the Legal Environment. It provides an in-depth study of business law subjects encountered by the professional accountant. Topics covered include commercial transactions under the UCC, real and personal property, contracts, government regulation, estates and trusts, and business organizations. The purpose of the course is to provide students with the business law background to enable them to use good judgment in the practice of their profession and to understand and exercise sound professional judgment in their careers. PR: BUSN 301.

310  Applied Business Statistics (3-0-3). Focuses on the application of statistical techniques to assist business decision making. Areas of inquiry include: descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, basic probability concepts, the nature of hypothesis testing, sample size determinations, confidence intervals, t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), chi square, correlation, and simple and multiple regression. Emphasis is placed on the use of statistical software packages. PR: Math 109 or higher.

330  Web Page Design (1-2-3). The design and execution of dynamic web pages using web design packages such as Dreamweaver. Attention will be given to issues of loading speed, navigation, and attention getting techniques. Use of keywords, spiders, and multi-media will be explored. PR: BUSN 130 or COSC 102.

350  Financial Management (3-0-3). Examines key areas of financial analysis with particular attention given to corporate financial management. Topics include: financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, pro forma financial statements, internal and external sources of funds, operating and financial leverage, time value of many concepts, capital markets, capital structure, stock and bond valuation techniques, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and dividend policies. PR: ACCT 202.

380  Production/Operations Management (3-0-3). Application of economic theory and statistics to various problems confronting management. Major topics include linear programming, decision tree analysis, forecasting, reliability, line balancing, path analyses, learning curves, inventory models, and queuing. PCs and appropriate software will be used to help the student learn to solve operations management problems. PR: BUSN 310 or MATH 210.

398  Business Internship (1-9). The BSC School of Business recognizes the value gained from working in a designed internship program, offered by a major corporation for the purpose of enriching student learning and development.  Students accepted into such programs will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the policies, procedures, practices, and organizational processes of a major corporation.  Permission of the Dean of the School of Business is required for enrollment in this course; and the student’s internship experience must be coordinated by a faculty member of the School of Business.  The student is required to maintain a journal of internship activities, and submit a paper relating internship learning to the student’s major. PR: Permission of the Dean of the School of Business.

399  Disney Exploration Series (3-0-0). The BSC School of Business participates in the Walt Disney World College Program, which enables BSC students to receive an internship at Walt Disney World.  As an addition to the internship program, students may choose to participate in the Disney Exploration Series, which exposes the student to lectures by Disney executives and management personnel on important business topics.  Each Disney Exploration Series topic is addressed in a series of two-hour lectures, with a total of 12-18 hours devoted to each topic.  This course requires students to participate in two of these lecture series, and to write a paper relating the content of each lecture series to the student’s major.  Permission of the Dean of the School of Business is required for enrollment in this course; and the student’s participation in the Disney Exploration Series must be coordinated by a faculty member of the School of Business. PR: Permission of the Dean of the School of Business and acceptance into the Walt Disney World College Program.

402  Financial Planning and Analysis (3-0-3). Application of various principles of finance to in-depth case studies. Emphasis is on business problem solving by utilizing tools of financial analysis. PR: BUSN 350.

482  Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3-0-3). Examines the emerging topics of business ethics and social responsibility. Includes identification of ethical issues, various approaches to resolving ethical dilemmas, examination of corporate responsibility and its interplay with the social environment, and the enumeration of current corporate practices in these areas. PR: Senior standing.

490  Topics in Business (1-3 hours credit). Advanced formal courses in diverse areas of business. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be indicated by a subtitle on the student’s transcript. PR: Consent of the instructor.

494  Business Strategy (3-0-3). An integrative course involving comprehensive analysis of administrative policy-making from a strategic, organizational perspective, involving functional areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations, in context with the economic, political, and social environment. Extensive use of case analyses or written reports to develop integrative decision skills. This is the capstone course for business majors; course requirements will include standardized evaluations covering business core courses. PR: Senior standing in School of Business and completion of all School of Business core courses at the 300 level and below.

499  Independent Studies in Business (1-3 hours credit per semester. Course may be repeated to a maximum of six hours credit). Individual, instructor-supervised research into selected topics in business administration. PR: Consent of the instructor.

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