Student Handbook 2018
time during the final exam period.
Honors Program Office: RishHall, GroundFloor (ext. 4270)
The Bluefield College Honors Program is an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a stimulatingacademicenvironmentandintellectualchallengeforhighlymotivatedstudents. Students who complete all elements of the Honors Program will receive the designation, “Honors in ,”inscribedon theirtranscriptsandberecognized as first graduatesin the commencement ceremony. The Honors Program, includes: exclusive,smallspeciallyfocusedgeneraleducationseminarsand attendregionalandnationalHonorsconferences participate in an interdisciplinary junior seminar which integrates various areas of knowledge culminating in a significant research project in any area of your interest. Admission to the Program Incoming Freshmen: ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 1100 or eligibility for Presidential Scholarship. Submission of an application essay. For more information visit www.bluefield.edu/honors/ Requirements Six Honors General Education courses: chosen from English, Social Science, History, Communications, Fine Arts, Christian Studies, Natural Science (w/ lab), and Health: 18 Hours (or 19 w/ lab science). Honors Freshman Seminar: 1 Hour: small, intellectually stimulating class taught by a distinguished faculty member emphasizing critical interpretation and oral and written communication focused on a variety of stimulating topics concerning what it means to be human. Honors Junior Seminar: 3 Hours: In-depth interdisciplinary investigation of an issues in students’ majors culminating in a termproject of the students’design. Honors Senior Seminar: 1 Hour: Discussion of a jointly agreed upon “Great Book” BluefieldCollegeisamemberoftheCAPAInternationalEducation(www.capa.org)which provides semester abroad study opportunities in London, UK; Dublin, Ireland: Florence, Italy; Sydney, Australia; Madrid, Spain, and Beijing, China Students have the opportunity to take a variety of courses with faculty members of the cooperating institutions as well as fromqualified professors fromthe host country. Additionally, Bluefield College is aligned with Consortium for Global Education (CGE). Through this program students can study abroadinvariousareasofinterest,with shortandlong-termopportunities, especiallyasthey relate to thelearningoftheArabic andChinese languages(www.cgedu.org). CGE currently offers study abroad experiences in Jordan, Australia, Lithuania, Lebanon, Greece, and Argentina. Our affiliation with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities’BESTEMESTERprogram, affordsstudentssemesterstudybroadexperience in India, Costa Rica, and Uganda. Bluefield College also offers enrichment/learning GlobalEducation, Office: Lansdell 301C(ex. 4271) A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified students.
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