About the Online Program
Intensive, Accelerated Program
With the appropriate number and type of prior college credits transferred to Bluefield College, students may complete a bachelor's degree in about 13 months (based on prior college credit). Coursework is sequenced and builds on prior classes, providing an integrated educational experience. In keeping with a liberal arts education, the curriculum emphasizes a broad array of perspectives. The dynamics of the classroom are based on applying theories and concepts to real-world settings. Student experience and faculty expertise are integrated to create a stimulating learning environment differing from the traditional lecture format.
All faculty members possess a combination of academic credentials, practical experience in the field, and a commitment to the Christian heritage of the school.
Students enrolled in online degree programs are considered full-time students and may qualify for federal and state financial aid programs. Many Virginia residents qualify for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG), which does not need to be repaid. Visit our Financial Aid pages.
Bluefield College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404)679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bluefield College. Find out more about our accreditation.
A Brief History of our Programs
Bluefield College is a private, Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts institution, located in Bluefield, Virginia, that has provided quality education for thousands of students since 1922. Bluefield College is affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and endeavors to equip students for life and career development by blending a strong core of liberal arts studies with career-oriented majors.
Bluefield College's venture into adult education grew out of the changing demographics of the college's student population. More and more adult learners were continuing their education. Quite naturally, these were working adults who needed classes offered at a time that would complement busy schedules. In the fall of 1990, BC not only introduced a new degree, Management of Human Resources, but also a new delivery system – an accelerated degree completion program that would involve classroom attendance only one night a week.
In the fall of 2011, BC once again takes the initiative to introduce the new online delivery system. All the accelerated degree programs are being offered online. We began as a service to the immediate regional area and have grown into a Commonwealth outreach.
Today, Bluefield College currently enrolls over 300 working adults who made the aspirational choice to finish their degrees. The following online programs are currently available: E-Business & Entrepreneurship, Human Services, Management & Leadership, and RN-BSN Nursing.
Since 1990, some 3000 working adult students have reaped the benefits of completing a degree with Bluefield College. And yes, you can too! Find out more about the history of Bluefield College.