College of Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Welcome to Arts, Education, Social Sciences, and Criminal Justice Departments

The College of Arts, Education, and Social Sciences stands as the cornerstone of Bluefield State University, providing a foundational education. We are dedicated to providing a dynamic and inclusive educational experience tailored to the diverse interests of our students. Within our college, we also offer Baccalaureate degree programs encompassing Humanities with concentrations in English and Strategic Public Relations, Elementary Education, Social Science with concentrations in History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, and Criminal Justice with concentrations in Corrections & Treatment Specialist, Forensic Procedure & Evidence, Homeland Security & Terrorism, Law Enforcement, Cyber Security, and Forensic Procedure & Evidence. Students also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of interest by choosing from a wide range of minors, including African American History, History, Humanities, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, allowing for a customized and enriched academic experience.

At the College of Arts, Education, and Social Sciences, we believe in fostering a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment where students are encouraged to think critically, engage with diverse perspectives, and become active contributors to society. Join us in shaping the future and unlocking your potential through our comprehensive and enriching academic programs.


A degree from Bluefield State opens the door to a multitude of career possibilities and serves as a stepping stone to professional programs. Our commitment to small class sizes and faculty mentoring defines the essence of a Bluefield State education, ensuring that all students receive personalized attention and robust support throughout their academic journey.

For those seeking an even more enriching experience, qualified students can explore the Honors College, where they will discover additional avenues for both academic and personal growth.