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Noel-Levitz SSI Campaign Students, your opinion and input is valued in efforts to improve the quality of student life and learning at Bluefield State.
Facilities Master Plan Thompson & Lytton is seeking input from interested individuals regarding the Facilities Master Plan.  Those wishing to provide feedback, suggestions, input, are encouraged to submit their comments.
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.

School of Arts & Sciences
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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More Than 200 Student Body Presidents Pledge to Stop Campus ...
September 26 2014

Jerry Perdue joins nationwide campaign with White House to change campus culture and end sexual violence Bluefield, West Virginia - Jerry Perdue, student body president from Bluefield State College joined more than 200 other student body presidents in a pledge to end sexual as...
 BSC Recognizes Outstanding Mentors and Advisors During Fall...
September 26 2014

Dr. Norman Mirsky                           Dr. Deb Halsey-Hunter                        Nancy Adam-Turner (Bluefield)—Three Bluefield State College employees were recognized for outstanding mentoring and advising during the College’s Fall 2014 Convocation program.  Dr. Norman...
Jeff Forlines Named Cole School of Business Executive-in-Res...
September 19 2014

The W. Paul Cole School of Business is happy to announce the introduction of our Executive-in-Residence program. The Executive-in-Residence Program will enrich the learning and research environment at the BSC College of Business by inviting executives from our region to participate in the education ...
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200  American National Government (3-0-3). Survey of the American political system, with emphasis on the Constitution, governmental structure, the political process and selected policy outcomes.

218  State and Local Government (3-0-3). A comparative study of American state and local governments, with emphasis on federalism, federal and state relations, interstate regulations, and structure and political process of state and local governments.

290  Topics in Political Science (3-0-3). Formal course in diverse areas of political science. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript.  PR:  3 credits in political science.

300  Political Thought (3-0-3).  A survey of ancient, medieval, modern, and post-modern political thought.  Special attention given to contemporary political ideologies, including fundamentalism, feminism, environmentalism, and communitarianism.  PR:  POSC 200 or ENGL 201. 

312 Comparative Governments (3-0-3). Comparative study of the world’s major patterns of government; goals, scope and methods of cross-national political analysis with emphasis on the systems of Great Britain, France, and other Western Nations. PR: POSC 200.

325  Judicial Process (3-0-3). Study of the American legal system on both the state and national levels. Focus on the concept of law, selection of judges, criminal and civil procedure, trial and appellate processes. PR: POSC 200.

350  Public Administration (3-0-3). Examines the context within which public administrators at the national, state, and local levels operate.  Topics include the nature of bureaucracy, the legitimacy of public administrators in American governance, governmental budgeting and financial governance, administrative budgeting and financial management, administrative ethics, administrative theory, human resources management, intergovernmental relations, and the public policy process.  PR:  POSC 200.

401  American Constitutional Law (3-0-3). A study of basic principles of American constitutional government with emphasis on leading Supreme Court cases. PR: POSC 200.

404  American Political Parties and Pressure Groups (3-0-3). Study of American politics with emphasis upon the role, organization, functions and processes of political parties and pressure groups. PR: POSC 200.

405  International Relations (3-0-3). Study of major concepts and approaches in world politics and analysis of process, institutions, problems of war and peace, and contemporary trends. PR: POSC 200.

490  Topics in Political Science (3-0-3). Selected topics concerning political issues of historical importance, popular interest, or contemporary relevance. May be repeated for difference topics, offered as announced. PR: 6 hours of political science courses and consent of instructor. PR: POSC 200.

495  Special Topics in Political Science (1-3 hours). Independent research in major field for students who have demonstrated a capacity for responsible work. Not repeatable. PR: POSC 200, Permission of directing professor and dean.

498  Political Science Internship (1-6 hours). Supervised field experience with a government organization or agency. Beyond submission of completed work assignments and time log, an additional written paper and/or oral presentation may be required depending on the nature of the field experience and the amount of credit requested. Course may be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. PR: POSC 200, 218, and consent of instructor.

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