December 16, 2010 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment More students are using the internet to earn their college degrees. Some schools only allow individuals to supplement their course schedule with web-based classes, while other higher learning institutions enable enrollees to earn a degree without ever steeping foot on a college campus. Find your online degree using our degree finder tool. In an effort to help individuals in Virginia graduate and enter into in-demand professions, Bluefield College recently announced the launch of new bachelors degree programs in management and criminal justice, reports The State Journal. These curricula are part of the school’s new push into the online learning community, which is named E-SPIRE. College officials told the news source that both majors requires student to complete 63 credit hours, which are set up an eight-week format. “It just redefines the marketplace for us and makes it possible for us to reach a far wider audience of students than what would ever be possible here in the traditional setting,” Robert Shippey, vice president of academic affairs at the school, told the news source. According to a 2009 report from the Sloan Consortium, approximately 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2008 semester. Find your online degree using our degree finder tool.