The School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest school within Bluefield State, serving virtually all of our students.

We offer Baccalaureate degrees in Elementary and Middle Education, Humanities, Criminal Justice Administration, Applied Science and Social Science.

You can also select from a broad range of Minors including African American History, Criminal Justice, History, Humanities, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, International Studies, Organizational Leadership and more.


A Bluefield State degree is a pathway towards multiple career options. It is also a gateway to professional degrees in medicine, law, administration among many.

Smaller classes and faculty mentoring are hallmarks of a Bluefield State education.

Qualified students may also want to explore options at the Honors College: www.bluefieldstate.edu/honors.

Student Testimonials
Emily Hicks
Emily Hicks
Teacher Education

"I had friends at bigger colleges that told me "I'm just a number", It's not like that here. It's a family and a community, it wasn't just going to school."


The Elementary Education and Middle Education degree programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).