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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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098  Developmental Arithmetic (3-0-3). Credit not applicable toward degrees. Required of students whose ACT Mathematics Main score is less than 15 or COMPASS Math score of 30 or less. Fundamental topics in arithmetic, geometry, and pre-algebra.

099  Developmental Algebra (3-0-3). Credit not applicable toward degrees. Required of students whose ACT Mathematics Main score is at least 15 but less than 19 or COMPASS Math score of 31 to 58. Fundamental topics in algebra for students with insufficient knowledge of high school level mathematics. PR: ACT Mathematics Main score of 15 or grade of “S” in MATH 098.

101  General Mathematics (3-0-3). Natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, equations, and inequalities; ratio, proportion and variation; graphs; interest; introduction to elementary statistics. PR: ACT Mathematics main score of 19 or grade of “S” in MATH 099 or COMPASS Math score of 59 or higher.

106  Mathematics for Early/Middle Grade Teachers (3-0-3). Logical reasoning; geometry, measurements; metric system, numeration system; curriculum. No field credit for math majors or minor. PR: MATH 101 or higher.

109  Algebra (3-0-3). Real numbers, exponents, roots and radicals; polynomials, first and second degree equations and inequalities; functions and graphs. PR: ACT Mathematics main score of 19 or grade of “S” in MATH 099.

110  Trigonometry (3-0-3). Trigonometric functions and graphs; solution of right triangles, trigonometric identities; solution of oblique triangles; vectors; complex numbers; exponential and logarithm functions. PR: ACT Mathematics main score of 19.

210  Elementary Statistics (3-0-3). Basic programming; sets, basic probability concepts; basic statistical concepts; random variables and distributions; sampling distributions; linear regression and correlation. No field credit for math majors/minors. PR: MATH 101 or higher.

211  Informal Geometry (3-0-3). Theorems are motivated by using experiences with physical objects or pictures and most of them are stated without proof. Point approach is used with space as the set of all points; review elementary geometry, measurement, observation, intuition and inductive reasoning, distance, coordinate systems, convexitivity, separation, angles, and polygons. No field credit for math majors/minors. PR: MATH 101 or higher. 

220  Calculus I (4-0-4). A study of elements of plane analytical geometry, including polar coordinates, the derivative of a function with applications, integrals and applications, differentiation of transcendental functions, and methods of integration. PR: MATH 109 and MATH 110, or GNET 116, or ACT Mathematics main score of 26 or COMPASS Trigonometry score of 46 or above.

230  Calculus II (4-0-4). Differentiation of transcendental functions; parametric equation; polar coordinates; methods of integration; applications of the definite integral. PR: MATH 220.

240  Calculus III (4-0-4). Infinite series; solid analytic geometry; partial derivatives; multiple integrals. PR: MATH 230.

250  Discrete Mathematics (3-0-3). Treats a variety of themes in discrete mathematics: logic and proof, to develop students’ ability to think abstractly; induction and recursion, the use of smaller cases to solve larger cases of problems; combinatorics, mathematics of counting and arranging objects; algorithms and their analysis, the sequence of instructions; discrete structures, e.g., graphs, trees, sets; and mathematical models, applying one theory to many different problems. PR: MATH 109 and MATH 110 or GNET 116.

290  Topics in Mathematics (1-4 hours credit). Formal course in diverse areas of mathematics. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.

301  Probability and Statistics (3-0-3). Mean and standard deviation; probability; random variables and probability distribution; normal distribution, statistical inference; linear regression and correlation; experimental design; chi-square test; analysis of variance. PR: MATH 109 or GNET 116.

310  Differential Equations (3-0-3). Equations of order one; linear differential equations; nonhomogeneous equations; variation of parameters; differential operations; Laplace transformation; nonlinear equations; power series methods; applications. PR: MATH 230.

311  Linear Algebra (3-0-3). Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants; vector spaces; linear transformations; inner and outer products; eigenvalues and canonical forms. PR: MATH 230.

320  Modern Geometry (3-0-3). Euclidean geometry including points, lines, planes, separations, curves, surfaces, congruence, parallelism, and similarity; projective geometry; non-euclidean geometries, including hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic. PR: MATH 109.

333  Math Methods for K-6 Teachers (3-0-3). Instructional methods for teaching K-6 mathematics using a hands-on approach. Emphasis placed on increasing students’ ability to communicate and reason mathematically. Introduces a variety of techniques to approach and solve mathematical problems. PR: MATH 106 and Admission to Teacher Education.

350  Modern Algebra (3-0-3). Sets, relations, and functions; groups, rings, integral domains; fields; operation-preserving functions; quotient groups; quotient rings. PR: MATH 109.

400  Introduction to Topology (3-0-3). A study of set theory; topological spaces, cartesian products, connectedness; separation axioms; convergences; compactness. Special attention will be given to the interpretation of the above ideas in terms of the real line and other metric spaces. PR: MATH 240.

415  Multivariable Calculus (3-0-3). A study of functions of several variables; partial differentiation; double and triple integrals; line and surface integrals; complex functions. PR: MATH 240.

490 Topics in Mathematics (1-4 hours credit per semester). Advanced formal courses in diverse areas of mathematics. Courses may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.

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