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BLUEFIELD COLLEGE inSPIRE I N N O VAT I V E DEGREE PROGRAMS ST U DE N TS Since 1990, some 3500 working adult students from all walks of life with many different goals have reaped the benefits of completing a degree with Bluefield College. We also enroll approximately 500 traditional on-campus students in beautiful Southwestern Virginia.

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. Our classes meet one night a week from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and one class per semester is delivered in an online format with close contact with professors who genuinely care about your education. All faculty members possess a combination of academic credentials, practical experience in the field, and a commitment to the Christian heritage of the college. Bluefield College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; 404-679-4501) to award the Baccalaureate Degree.

DEGREE

Since its founding in 1922, Bluefield College

Three degree completion options are

has been affiliated with the Baptist General

available through Bluefield College’s

Association of Virginia and provides a Christ-

Accelerated Degree Completion

centered liberal arts education to its students.

Program:

BLUEFIELD COLLEGE

INNOVATIVE

AC ADEMI C S

ABOUT

Bluefield College’s venture into accelerated degree completion programs grew out of the changing demographics of the college’s student population. Adult learners were facing

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Behavioral Science Criminal Justice Management & Leadership

the need to continue their educations and required classes that were offered at a time that

With the appropriate number and type

would complement busy schedules. In the fall

of prior college credits transferred

of 1990, Bluefield began providing accelerated

to Bluefield College, students may

degree completion programs that would

complete a bachelor’s degree in as

involve classroom attendance only one night a

little as 13 months.

week. Today, Bluefield College enrolls over 300 working adults who have made the inspirational choice of finishing their degrees. What started as a service to the immediate regional area has

For more information visit us online at

www.bluefield.edu

grown into a Commonwealth outreach.

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FINANCIAL AID & E D U C AT I O N A L A S S I S TA N C E Your education is a serious financial investment. Bluefield College’s financial aid counselors are available to discuss many options with you regarding the financing of the significant endeavor of completing your degree. Give them a call at 800.872.0176 x 215. Tuition e-SPIRE Tuition Comprehensive Fees Books and Materials estimated Application Fee Lab fee for Certain Science Courses Graduation Fee

$365/credit hour* $365/credit hour** $230/Semester $400-$500/Semester $30 $30* $100*

FEDERA L S T U D E N T A I D All students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students may contact the Financial Aid office for their eligibility. Students may be eligible for the following:

Pell Grant up to $5,550/year

Stafford Loan Program up to $12,500/year

The amount of the subsidized (Stafford) loan available will be determined by the Financial Aid office upon receipt of the FAFSA.

STATE A I D

S C HO L ARSHI P S A Transfer Scholarship of $250/semester is available to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and minimum of 46 credits from an accredited college or university. Other scholarships are available. Please ask your financial aid counselor if you qualify.

A LTER N ATI V E O P T I O N S Corporate Tuition Assistance Alternative Loan Programs Monthly Payment Plan (Sallie Mae Tuition Pay Plan) * The college reserves the right to increase or decrease the price of tuition and fees. By the first night of instruction all students should have completed and filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or settled his or her account in the Bluefield College Business office. For additional Information please refer to the current catalog.

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CAMPUS

DEPARTMENT

Main Campus

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

3000 College Drive Bluefield, VA 24605 800-872-0176 bluefield@bluefield.edu

(276) 326-4456 (800) 872-0176, x 456

CONTACTS

INTERESTING

The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant is currently provided to any qualified citizen of Virginia attending select Virginia private institutions. The amount of this award is set by the General Assembly and is subject to change. Applications and additional information must be obtained from an admissions counselor or from the Financial Aid office. Applications must be received by July 31.

CONTACTS

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT (276) 326-4231 (800) 872-0176, x 231

Eastern Region 9211 Arboretum Pkwy, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23236 866-870-0293 richmond@bluefield.edu

FINANCIAL AID (276) 326-4215 (800) 872-0176, x 215

REGISTRAR

Western Region 108 N Jefferson St, Suite 513 & 514 Roanoke, VA 24016 800-817-3554 roanoke@bluefield.edu

(276) 326-4348 (800) 872-0176, x 348

STUDENT SUPPORT (276) 326-4207 (800) 872-0176 or x 207

* Saturday and online courses are provided for students who are in need of additional credits for general education and/or elective requirements.

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P R O G R A M I N F O R M AT I O N

P ROGRAM R E Q U I R E M E N T S Completion of 54 transferable college credits. (may count toward general education requirements or electives). Attendance at an informational meeting or individual appointment with an admissions counselor. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0*. Students with less than 54 hours and a 2.0 GPA may be admitted under provisional status. All degree completion students must have access to internet and personal e-mail accounts. By the first night of instruction, all students must have either:

1. Paid all tuition and fee charges or

2. Confirmed financial aid to cover all tuition and fee charges.

____________________________________________ E N RO L L ME N T P R O C E S S

GENERAL

Completed application with $30 nonrefundable fee.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Official transcripts from every college attended.

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Students must complete all course work for the major with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. They must also complete all course work taken at Bluefield College with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Degree completion students are subject to all academic policies as described in the current catalog.

____________________________________________ THE i n S P IRE D E G R E E C O M P L E T I O N P R O C E S S General Education Requirements: 50-52 semester hours A Bachelor of Science requires six additional hours of math OR three hours of math and four hours of science beyond the following general education requirements.

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INSPIRING

MA J OR R E Q U I R E M E N T S

Course

Credits

English Literature Christian Studies (3 credits to be completed with BC) History Social Science Science w/Lab Fine Arts Speech PE Health Math Additional Area (Fine Arts, History, Literature or Science) Additional Science or Math

Total General Education Requirements

6 3 6 3 3 4 3 3 1 3 6 6 3

50

Graduation Requirement Credits Major

36

General Education

50

Electives

40

Total Credits Required to Graduate

126

N OT E Student’s entire program must total at least 126 semester hours and no more than 68 hours from 2-year institutions will apply to the degree. inspire

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MANAGEMENT AND

LEADERSHIP Trained leaders are in demand by business, government, non-profit organizations, and other employers. This major is designed to prepare graduates to help meet the challenge. Today, managers and leaders must cope with constant change, competition, complexity, diversity, and issues workers bring to the workplace. Management is the process of getting work done through others, using order and consistency. Leadership is the ability to influence others toward the achievement of a vision or set of goals. The Management & Leadership major deals with the realities of the workplace as they relate to strategic planning, to ethics and personal integrity, and the overall functions of management, including leadership, research, quality assurance, team building, and change management, all within the framework of job performance and organizational commitment. The faculty possess excellent academic credentials and diverse experience in small businesses, government, and major corporations.

MANAGEMENT

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

AND

Fall Term - Semester One (August - December)

G R A D U AT E S comprehend the contemporary issues and problems that people encounter in the modern world; develop an understanding of normal and abnormal functioning of individuals, groups, and families; acquire skills needed in working with individuals, groups, and families in efforts to enhance mental health, daily functioning, life satisfaction, career development, family harmony, academic performance, and interpersonal relationship; increase their knowledge of ethical considerations in the field of counseling; understand the impact of social structure, social interaction, and social/cultural change on the overall wellness of people.

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INVENTIVE

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INT 3063 Learning & Research Skills MGT 3173 Introduction to Leadership MGT 3103 Business Communications (Online) MGT 3013 Foundations of Management

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program

LEADERSHIP Weeks

Credits

1 - 4 5 - 8 9 - 16 13 - 16

3 3 3 3

16 weeks

12

1 - 4 5 - 8 9 - 16 13 - 16

3 3 3 3

16 weeks

12

1 - 4 5 - 8 5 - 12 9 - 12

3 3 3 3

12 weeks

12

36

Spring Term - Semester Two (January - May) MGT 3193 Organizational Behavior MGT 3153 Business Research Methods MGT 4223 Personal Leadership (Online) MGT 4133 Quality Assurance

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program

Summer Term - Semester Three (June - August) MGT 4163 Human Resource Management MGT 3113 Management & Finance MGT 4123 Contemporary Leadership (Online) MGT 4233 Leadership & Change Management

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program Total Credits in Program

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE The field of Criminal Justice (CRJ) is rapidly expanding and there is an increasing need for criminal justice professionals. The CRJ major at Bluefield College encompasses a broad scope of the criminal justice discipline and presents a wide range of issues related to the field. In addition to the principle courses in criminal justice, this major offers courses that are leadership and management focused. Whether your goal is career entrance, career mobility, or to pursue a graduate or legal education, the CRJ major is designed to help you build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. Our faculty brings years of executive-level, legal, practitioner, clinical, academic, and research experience to the classroom. You will be taught by faculty who have made a mark in their respective fields and who have worked for some of the most prestigious criminal justice agencies. The objective is to produce graduates who will move forward in their chosen field or to graduate education. CRJ students are taught to think critically, act ethically, and to apply theory to practical situations.

G R A D U AT E S increase their knowledge of contemporary criminal justice theory and issues;

develop skills in the management of criminal justice organizations;

and broaden tolerance toward groups and individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Fall Term - Semester One (August - December)

INCREDIBLE

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE INT 3063 Learning and Research Skills SOC/CRJ 3023 Theories in Social Deviance CRJ 3233 Law Enforcement CRJ 3113 Corrections

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program

Credits

1-4 5 - 8 9 - 12 13 - 16

3 3 3 3

16 weeks

12

1-4 5-8 9 - 12 13 - 16

3 3 3 3

16 weeks

12

1-4 5-8 5 - 12 9 - 12

3 3 3 3

12 weeks

12

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Spring Term - Semester Two (January - May) PSY/CRJ 3143 Psychology of Criminal Behavior CRJ 3013 Community-Based Corrections CRJ 3133 Minority Issues in Criminal Justice SOC/CRJ 4333 Management of Justice Organizations

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program

Summer Term - Semester Three (June - August) CRJ 4013 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems CRJ 4043 Criminal Justice and Public Policy CRJ/SOC 3093 Social Research Methods (Online) CRJ 4123 Substantive Criminal Law

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program

9

Weeks

Total Credits in Program

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BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE The Behavioral Science (BHS) major seeks to prepare students to address behavioral issues found in the home, in the workplace, and in every conceivable walk of life. Students will work toward an appreciation of human behavior, mental processes and environmental variables, both internal and external, that influence wellbeing. Learners will develop a working knowledge of the descriptive models in the field of behavioral science. Among the areas of exploration are how we learn, why we are motivated, and why we react the way we do to stress. In addition, the analysis of self-perception and self-portrayal will teach the student how to relate to others and further their ability to help others cope with and thrive within their environments. In addition to the understanding of behavioral theory, students will

develop their capacities to consider issues critically, to solve problems effectively, and to address conflicts ethically. The BHS major will also prepare students who desire to continue into graduate study

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

____________________________________________ G R A D U AT E S comprehend the contemporary issues and problems that people encounter in the modern world; develop an understanding of normal and abnormal functioning of individuals, groups, and families; acquire skills needed in working with individuals, groups, and families in efforts to enhance mental health, daily functioning, life satisfaction, career development, family harmony, academic performance, and interpersonal relationship; increase their knowledge of ethical considerations in the field of counseling; understand the impact of social structure, social interaction, and social/cultural change on the overall wellness of people.

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INFLUENTIAL

in this or a related discipline.

Fall Term - Semester One (August - December) INT 3063 Learning and Research Skills PSY 2043 Child and Adolescent Development PSY 3043 Abnormal Psychology PSY 2053 Marriage and Family

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program

Weeks

Credits

1-4 5-8 9 - 12 13 - 16

3 3 3 3

16 weeks

12

1-4 5-8 9 - 12 13 - 16

3 3 3 3

16 weeks

12

1-4 5-8 9-12 5 - 12

3 3 3 3

12 weeks

12

36

Spring Term - Semester Two (January - May) PSY 3033 Theories of Personality PSY 3083 Social Psychology PSY 4053 Counseling & Psychotherapy SOC 3153 Sociology of Work and Occupations

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program

Summer Term - Semester Three (June - August) PSY 4063 Group Dynamics PSY 3093 Social Research Methods PSY 4013 Test and Measurements PSY 3133 Minority Issues in Psychology (Online)

Total Weeks and Credits Per Term in Program Total Credits in Program

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3000 College Drive Bluefield, Virginia 24605 admissions@bluefield.edu

When I heard the Bluefield Adult Undergraduate Program announced on the radio, I called the 800 number that day. Having grown up in the area surrounding Bluefield, I knew good things about Bluefield College. Because I had the initiative to return to school (especially in my 50’s), my employer changed my position title raising my salary over 14% at the same time. I began the classes for the OMD Program (now OML) in November 2003 and completed them in March of 2005, less than 17 months later. During this period, my salary raised over 30%.

800.872.0176 LOCATION q Bluefield q Fredericksburg q Richmond North

Bluefield College provided me with a well-rounded education. The professors were up-to-date on the materials, were interested in the students, and were still active in the business world. The staff at the college provided pleasant help in navigating the unfamiliar world of financial assistance, payments, books, and anything else I needed. Whether or not people can complete their education in their early years is not important; completing one’s education is the important thing, regardless of age.

Name _______________________________________________________ Address _ ____________________________________________________

q Richmond South q Roanoke

If I could say anything to encourage someone to go back to school, I would repeat what I said in my graduation speech. “Whatever your dream, whatever you want to do, just remember— go for it. It is never too late. There are always helping hands out there, and the people at Bluefield have some of the best of those helping hands. If any of you have been thinking of “going for the gold,” check out the Adult Undergraduate Program at Bluefield College. You won’t be sorry.”

INGENIOUS

Cathern Street ‘05

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CONTACT

City ___________________________ State ___________ Zip___________

q Wytheville

Phone (_____)_ _______________________________________________

Starting Term

Email _ ______________________________________________________

q Fall

Associate’s Degree

q Spring

q Yes q No

q Summer

Semester hours completed

q Management & Leadership

_________ year

__________

q Behavioral Sciences

MAJOR INTERESTS q Criminal Justice

www.bluefield.edu/referral

Of primary concern to me, was the convenience and flexibility of the schedule – after all, the program was more than a year long and I would also be juggling a family and a career – a career that required occasional travel. The institution’s accreditation, reputation, faculty and support infrastructure were other critical factors to consider. Unlike the other degree completion programs I explored over the years, Bluefield immediately stood apart. Every aspect of my individual needs was addressed to my satisfaction. I quickly began to realize that the classroom would be an enriching environment, as unlike the traditional student, the adult student was experienced and motivated to share their already developed wealth of knowledge. Our instructors were also well versed in their respective subjects and challenged us to broaden our studies beyond our individual experiences. I’m a late bloomer and really did put the proverbial “cart before the horse,” having recently completed my career in a field that I am just receiving my degree for. There are indeed benefits to completing our degrees later in life. First and foremost greater career opportunities are afforded to college graduates. Now more than ever, such as in my classmates’ case, employers are requiring bachelors’ degrees for employment and advancement. Advanced education helps to sharpen your skills. The improvements in my research, writing and speaking skills will serve me well into my retirement years. Critical thinking and analytical skills improve decision-making abilities and serve to stimulate brain function, longevity and quality of life into our later years. At 47, I serve as an example that it’s never too late.

Brett P. Reistad ‘04


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