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Bridgewater College

College is a time for you to raise the bar for yourself. At Bridgewater College, you’ll join more than 1,800 students in a transformative education we call the “Bridgewater Experience.”

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



When you become a part of the BC community, you become part of a history that goes all the way back to 1880. That’s when a 26 year-old decided to start the Spring Creek Normal School and Collegiate Institute. Daniel Christian (D.C.) Flory opened the school on September 6, 1880, with six students, including one woman.


You’ll choose from a variety of academic programs. You’ll challenge yourself and prepare for your future:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in more than 60 majors and minors
  • Emphases and concentrations to customize your education
  • Pre-professional programs such as medicine and law
  • Dual degree programs in engineering
  • PreK-12 teacher certification


At BC, you’ll have unique opportunities for research as an undergraduate. You can perform research projects in partnership with a faculty mentor, either during the semester or the summer. It’s critical preparation for graduate school and a great way to apply what you’ve learned.

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Student services

You’re taking a big step. Going from high school to college will be one of the most exciting—and challenging--times of your life. You’ll take on more responsibility. Confront new ways of thinking. Explore career options. Look forward to a bright future.

Housing services

From the day you move into your residence hall, you’ll feel at home. Hanging out with your roommate. Studying with a group of friends. Sharing opinions in late-night debates. There are so many opportunities to grow. Socially. Intellectually. Spiritually.

Library services

We customize library instruction to meet your needs, both on an individual basis or on a class basis. Video instruction is also available on the library’s website.

Medical services

Your physical and emotional health are important to your overall success in and out of the classroom.

Bridgewater offers confidential medical and counseling services to all students, delivered by compassionate professionals. We help students maintain healthy lives through education and preventative care initiatives.

Student Life

Campus life

Choose the living arrangement that’s best for you. We offer coed, single-gender or honors housing. We have residence halls and apartments. Each has a distinct character and atmosphere. You may want to try a different option each year.

Sports facilities

A healthy lifestyle is an important part of your personal development. Start working out. Try a fitness class. Go hiking, rock climbing or mountain biking at a nearby national park. Explore history during a day trip to a Civil War battlefield, at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello or at the Frontier Culture Museum. There’s so much you can do.

Student clubs

College is more than classes and group study sessions. It’s the perfect time to try something new. Sing in a choir. Plan events with Eagle Productions. Discover other cultures in the International Club. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity.


  • Bridgewater College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master's level. 
  • Bridgewater College is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) .
  • Bridgewater College is also accredited by the State Board of Education of Virginia and offers a state-approved program of teacher education.

Bridgewater, Virginia, United States