Arts & Sciences

Brown-Gilbert Basic Science Building (line art)
Brown-Gilbert Basic Science
Built 1969
Student in a classroom

The School of Arts & Sciences is the largest school within Bluefield State, serving almost all students who matriculate.

The School of Arts & Sciences offers four different degree programs and several minors listed below.

School of Arts & Sciences Directory

Quality Education

The education you receive will prepare you for your career and also serve as a gateway to professional degrees. The college serves the majority of Bluefield State students, provides the foundation of all educational programs and also offers a study abroad opportunities. 

Excellent Facilities

The School of Arts & Sciences boasts a 5,000-square-feet of facility space dedicated to undergraduate research that includes four biomedical research labs and a core lab facility. Additionally, instructional facilities include one chemistry lab, two physics labs, four biology labs, an environmental science/ecology lab, as well as a transitional studies math emporium and writing lab. 

Strong Student-Faculty Ties

Faculty members work hand-in-hand with students as mentors, so you’ll have an excellent opportunity to work closely with faculty on labs and other important projects. 

How to Apply

To apply to the School of Arts & Sciences, please fill out an application as well as complete a few additional steps. Here’s everything you need to know.

Provide the following information: 

  • Official high school transcript or GED courses. (For transcripts, contact your high school to send them; for GED courses, contact the Department of Education.)
  • SAT or ACT score
  • You need a GPA of at least 2.0 plus an ACT composite of at least 18 or an SAT composite of at least 870 (combined Critical Reading and Math scores). OR: You must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (regardless of ACT or SAT scores).
  • College transcript (if you earned college credit during high school)
  • MMR Immunization record (if you were born after January 1, 1957)

Required High School Units:

  • 4 English courses (including courses in Grammar, Composition and Literature)
  • 4 Mathematics courses (including three units at Algebra I level and above)
  • 3 Social Studies courses (including U.S. History)
  • 3 Science courses (all courses must be college preparatory laboratory science, including units from Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • 2 Foreign Language courses (two units of the same foreign language)
  • 1 Art course

Application Deadlines 

For fall admission: August 10

For spring admission: December 1