Transform Your World

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

Committed to our faith

Bluefield University is that town on the hill shining a light for others. We are committed to providing a strong Christian environment, where students engage with faculty and staff who genuinely care for their well-being.

Our faculty and staff strive to create and maintain an environment that reflects our life in Christ. We encourage students to use their unique, God-given gifts and abilities. We seek to foster growth in the areas of spiritual and emotional maturity, interpersonal relationships, and social awareness, coupled with nurturing a vibrant intellectual life.

Spiritual Growth

You’ll find opportunities for spiritual growth everywhere on campus. Our campus ministries, such as Bluefield Campus Ministries (BCM) and Young Life, work with students to help them live out the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. Whether it is by attending weekly chapel services or by joining a small group, students can be a part of a vibrant community of faith.

Mission Opportunities

Each semester, Bluefield University students have the chance to travel abroad or locally for a mission trip. Mission trips are life-changing events and can help you deepen your walk with Christ as you serve others and our Lord. Our mission is to bring students, faculty, and staff to an encounter with Christ; these encounters encourage them to grow, help them minister, and empower them to fulfill their life’s calling. The purpose of campus ministry is to influence the campus community with the power of God’s word.

Bluefield Collegiate Ministries

BCM is a fellowship of University students who are seeking to find and implement God’s purpose for their lives and their world.

BCM is a multi-faceted program of, for, and by students, with the assistance of the campus minister. It is open to all students regardless of their religious denomination. Along with many social activities, BCM offers Bible studies, mission projects, state-wide programs (including conventions, conferences, and retreats), and other ministry opportunities.

Elevate

Elevate is held every Sunday night at 6:30 pm in the annex of Harman Chapel. The services are student-driven and student-led. The campus minister, specially invited guests, and students may serve as speakers. The contemporary service features live music performed by BU students.

The BCM council and campus minister plan the worship services specifically for University students. We invite you to join us to enjoy engaging music, encouragement, exciting activities, and a message from our minister or a guest speaker.

Pursue your life’s calling

“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor.” – Proverbs 21:21

Sharing the Message of Christ

Do you need support for a revival or Disciple Now weekend? Would you like help with programming for a youth or children’s event, lock-in, or any other ministry activity? Bluefield University’s Impact Teams can provide the resources you need. Under the supervision of our campus minister, BCM provides customized teams with themes to fit your church program.

For more information about our ministries or impact teams, contact us by submitting the form below.

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231