Welcome Message from the Dean
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 (inSPIRE Online). All of the majors in this college are 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 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, E-Business and Entrepreneurship, Human Services, Management & Leadership, and Public Safety. A complete listing of inSPIRE Online degree requirements can be found at www.bluefield.edu/inspire-degrees/.
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 Studies because of its accelerated and convenient nationally recognized programs, as well as its affordability.
Dean of the College of Professional Programs; Associate Professor of Management & Leadership, and Psychology; Associate Vice President for inSPIRE Programs; Department Chair, Human Services