Professional Degree Programs

Welcome to the College of Professional Programs! Here you can find information on our traditional majors (Business Administration, Communication, Graphic Communication, and Criminal Justice), as well as our Online Degree Program, with courses in accounting, business, and other fields of study. Bluefield College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, often referred to as SACS.

What can you expect? What makes us different?

We offer courses that provide practical, hands-on experience, and our students gain a wide variety of skills that prepare them for a competitive job market. Writing skills are essential to professional advancement, and majors in the College of Professional Programs are writing-intensive. In addition, students learn to think and act in ethical ways that represent current research and best practices in their respective major. Programs of the College of Professional Studies are delivered within a Christ-centered environment, meaning; that we believe good business practices, ethical behavior, and the delivery of professional business services occur within the context of the integration of faith. Lesson plans will include a faith reflection. This is because we believe we do our best work within our chosen vocation when we honor the Creator through our words and actions.

Why choose an online major in the College of Professional Studies?

Since 1990, over 3,500 working adult students have earned a bachelor’s degree in academic majors that lead directly to employment. These degrees now include Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Management & Leadership. For small business owners and entrepreneur-minded adults interested in launching a new business, we also offer a certificate program in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Learn more about online degree requirements.

People choose this route to complete their degree because of the practical application of the courses, its abbreviated time required to complete their major, and because it is an alternative to the traditional face-to-face lecture instructional format. Online instructional delivery is especially effective when personal schedules require more flexibility. When time is scarce, the College of Professional Programs offers a convenient way to complete a bachelor's degree while minimizing costs and hassle, like driving to a location, parking, and gas expenses. Summing up, people choose Bluefield College's College of Professional Programs because of its convenient, nationally recognized online degree programs, as well as its affordability.