CAPS Core Distinctives

3 courses:

  • Community, Self, and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives (CORE300)
  • Sacred Texts and Society (CORE310)
  • Community, Cultures, and Faith: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives (CORE320)

Exceptions: 

  • The B.S. degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Finance, and M.I.S. require CORE300, CORE310, and BUSN491.
  • The B.S. degree in Nursing requires: CORE300 and at least one (Bethel recommends completing both) of CORE310 and CORE320.

Goal Area 1: Communication

3 courses including an R course:

Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking

2 courses:

  • Personal Mission and Leadership Development (ORGL120)
  • Succeeding in College (SOCS110)

Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences

3 courses:

  • Health and Wellness (Category Y)
  • Studies in Our Surrounding World (Category V)
  • Technology in Our World (Category T)

Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

1 course:

  • Mathematics (Category M)

Goal Area 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 courses:

  • Global Cultures and the American Mosaic (Category E)
  • U.S. History in Dialogue with the Present (HIST250)
  • Work and Family Dynamics (Category W)

Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

4 courses including an H course:

Students transferring completed MNTC programs or holding A.A. or Bachelor’s degrees

MNTC: The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) completed at a regionally accredited institution prior to enrollment in the College of Adult & Professional Studies fulfills many general education requirements. Students whose complete MNTC packages are accepted in transfer need to complete only the following courses to fulfill their general education requirements:

  • CAPS Core Distinctives courses.
  • An Academic Research Writing (R category) course.
  • An Ethics (H category) course.

AA: An Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree earned at a regionally accredited institution prior to enrollment in the College of Adult & Professional Studies fulfills many general education requirements. Students whose A.A. degrees are accepted in transfer need to complete only the following courses to fulfill their general education requirements:

  • CAPS Core Distinctives courses.
  •  An Academic Research Writing (R category) course.
  • An Ethics (H category) course.

Bachelor's Degree: A bachelor’s degree earned at a regionally accredited institution prior to enrollment in the College of Adult & Professional Studies fulfills many general education requirements. Students whose bachelor’s degrees are accepted in transfer need to complete only the following courses to fulfill their general education requirements:

  • CAPS Core Distinctives courses.
  • An Ethics (H category) course.
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