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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 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...
Jeff Handy Draws on Life and Educational Experiences in Sout...
December 11 2014

(Bluefield)--As a student at Bluefield State College in the 1980s, Jeff Handy deftly handled a myriad of responsibilities, excelling in the classroom and in student life while putting in a 40-hour work week. Those skills have served him well in the years that followed his graduation from BSC in 1986...
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132  Criminal Justice Writing and Communication (3-0-3). Specialized instruction in preparing Criminal Justice Documentation; instruction in preparing various types of Business Communications. PR: ENGL 102.

151  Introduction to Criminal Justice (3-0-3). An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the three components of the criminal justice system-police, courts, and corrections. The course focuses on the interrelationships that exist among these segments of the system.

163  Criminal Law (3-0-3). A study of the requirements of and protections provided by the substantive and case law of the United States.

164  Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3-0-3). Theory and practice of the criminal justice system from arrest to release. The following areas are covered: rules of evidence, burden of proof, and testimonial privilege. PR: CRMJ 163 or permission from the instructor.

170  Police and Community Relations (3-0-3). A basic course in law enforcement with emphasis on the history of law enforcement, role of the police in a democracy, police and community relations, organizations and career orientation. PR: CRMJ 151 or permission from the instructor.

208  Criminology (3-0-3). A study of current theoretical explanations of crime as a social problem, including structural, social, psychological, and critical theories of crime causation and treatment.   PR:  CRMJ 151 and 163.

210  Correctional Management (3-0-3). A study of the principles of organization and administration as applied to correctional agencies. An introduction to concepts of organizational behavior and TQM in the correctional setting. PR: CRMJ 151, 163.

215  Criminal Investigation (3-0-3). Introduction to fundamentals of criminal investigation, including theory and history, conduct at crime sciences, collection and preservation of evidence.  PR:  CRMJ 151 and eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101.

221  American Correctional Systems (3-0-3). A study of contemporary American corrections, including detention facilities, organizations and personnel, programs and activities, inmate society, and trends.  PR:  CRMJ 151. 

250  Police Operations (3-0-3). A study of police operations with a focus on patrol procedures to include auto, air, bike, and K-9. Students will learn the police hiring process from the Physical Aptitude Test (PAT) through the oral interview. The course will also examine police use of force, both lethal and non-lethal. The police-military interface will also be explored. PR: Permission of instructor.  PR:  CRMJ 151 and ENGL 102.

252  Substance Abuse and The Criminal Justice System (3-0-3). A history of the social, moral, cultural and economic problems caused by substance abuse in our society.  PR:  CRMJ 151 and ENGL 102.

280  Police Organization and Administration (3-0-3). A study of the principles of organization and administration as applied to law enforcement agencies. An introduction to concepts of organizational behavior.  PR:  CRMJ 151 and ENGL 102.

292  Juvenile Delinquency (3-0-3). A study of deviant behavior and current criminological theories, with emphasis on justice-system applications as related to juvenile offenders.  PR:  CRMJ 151 and ENGL 102 (or 6 credits in psychology).

301  Probation, Parole, and Community-based Corrections (3-0-3). A study of the history and philosophy of probation, parole, and community-based corrections. Emphasis will be given to organizational and community structures of federal, state, and local methods of correction in the community, as well as to problems of supervision, case management procedures, legal framework of correctional operations, and use of emerging community-based correctional techniques.  PR:  CRMJ 221 and ENGL 102.

312  Legal Research (3-0-3). A study of research methodology in criminal justice and social sciences. The course features an in-depth consideration of legal terminology and the mechanics of legal research. PR: ENGL 102.

320  Correctional Counseling (3-0-3). A review of major issues, theories, and research relative to rehabilitative counseling, practices used in correctional settings, and counseling techniques. Emphasis is placed on both cognitive and affective skill improvement. PR: Junior standing or consent of the instructor.  PR:  CRMJ 221 and ENGL 102.

325  Judicial Process (3-0-3). See POSC 325.  

331  Ethics in Criminal Justice (3-0-3). A treatment of ethical issues which arise in areas of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Community Corrections, Private Security, and Government. Emphasis will be placed on current issues in the Criminal Justice Field. PR: CRMJ 151.

341  Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (3-0-3). In-depth study and analysis of critical issues facing the American system of justice. PR: CRMJ 151.

400  Correctional Institutions (3-0-3). Analysis of the theory of organization and administration of correctional institutions; principles of institutional corrections. PR: CRMJ 221.

421  American Constitutional Law (3-0-3). See POSC 401.

431  Private Security (3-0-3). An in-depth study of private security organizations, needs and requirements in the United States. PR: CRMJ 280.

490  Seminar in Criminal Justice (3-0-3). An analysis and discussion of problems and experiences gained during the field internship, and of the knowledge gained through the course work completed in criminal justice. An emphasis is placed on integrating theory and practice. PR: Senior standing or permission of the instructor.

492  Terrorism (3-0-3). An in-depth analysis of the origins and historical perspectives of terrorism, both domestic and international. Areas of study will include definitions, origins, historical development, and usages.  PR:  CRMJ 151 and ENGL 102.

495  Special Topics in Criminal Justice (1-3 semester hours). Studies in major field for students who have demonstrated a capacity for responsible work. Not repeatable. PR: Permission of directing professor and dean.

498 Internship (1-6 semester hours). Supervised internship in one of the agencies of the criminal justice system. Requires ten hours of contact per week for 16 weeks for each three hours of requested credit. Maximum of 12 hours. PR: Junior standing and consent from the instructor.

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