Honors Program Highlights
Use the quick links below to learn more about the Honors Program at Bluefield College or click to complete the online application.
In order to be admitted to the Honors Program, you must:
- Have an ACT score of 25, SAT score of 1150 (Math and Critical Reading sections), or be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship.
- Submit the application, including essays.
Membership in the Honors Program requires you to take:
- Six (6) Honors general education courses (18-19 credit hours): chosen from English, Social Science, History, Communications, Fine Arts, Christian Studies, Natural Science, and Health.
- Honors Junior Seminar (3 credit hours): an in-depth interdisciplinary investigation of issues in students’ majors, culminating in a term project of the students’ design.
- Honors Senior Seminar (1 credit hour): discussions of a jointly agreed upon “Great Book.”
After being accepted into the Honors Program, students can look forward to enrolling in some of the following courses:
|Honors BIO 4503: Biology Lives
|Honors COM 4503: Artful Speech from Aristotle to Zizzy Zoomers
|Honors CST 4503: Who was Jesus?
|Honors ENG 4503: Literature of Journey & the Quest
|Honors ENG 4503: The Personal Quest
|Honors HIS 4503: Playing History: World Civilization, Ancient to 1500
|Honors MUS 4503: Music Appreciation
|Honors PSY 2503: Search for the Heart of Modern Man - The Psychology of Religion
Through the Honors Program, students have the opportunity to:
- Engage in exclusive, specially focused general education classes and seminars.
- Participate in an interdisciplinary junior seminar that integrates various areas of knowledge, culminating in a significant research project.
- Prepare for graduate school by creating sound documents that demonstrate writing and research skills.
- Develop camaraderie with other students interested in expanding their academic horizons.
- Join international honor societies, such as Alpha Chi, and attend regional and national conferences.
"The Honors Program is a wonderful opportunity for students to take discussion-based classes that not only substitute for general education requirements, but also provide the opportunity to look deeper into subjects and discover how they relate to us. The Bluefield College Honors Program allows students to interact with professors and peers in their classes. As an Honors student, you have so many more opportunities to excel in academics. I love being a part of the Honors Program!"