Course Numbers, Levels, and Credits

The primary purpose of Bethel’s course number system is to identify the intended clientele of each course, its level of content and material, and any necessary course background. CAPS course numbers consist of a 4-letter discipline code, a 3-digit number, and sometimes a 1-letter suffix code. Courses are primarily designed for students at the levels indicated below. Students must have at least junior standing to enroll in 300- or 400-level courses, except when noted in the course description in this catalog.

Foundational

000–099: Not degree applicable

Undergraduate Lower Division

100–199: Freshman

200–299: Sophomore

Undergraduate Upper Division

 300–399: Junior

 400–499: Senior

Academic Discipline Codes and Descriptions

The discipline code indicates the academic discipline being studied.

Subject Code Description
ACCTAccounting
ARTC Art
AVIAAviation
BIBLBiblical Studies
BUSNBusiness
CHMN Christian Ministries
COMMCommunication
CORECore Distinctives
ECONEconomics
ENGLEnglish
FINAFinance
HEPEHealth and Physical Education
HISTHistory
HUSEHuman Services
MATHMathematics
MISTManagement Information Systems
NASCNatural Science
NURSNursing
ORGLOrganizational Leadership
PLACPrior Learning
PSYCPsychology
SOCSSociocultural Studies
THEOTheology

Suffix Codes and Descriptions

Subject Code Description
AResponding to the Arts (A category in General Education Goal Area 6)
EGlobal Cultures and the American Mosaic (A category in General Education Goal Area 5)
HEthics (A required category in General Education Goal Area 6)
MMathematics (A category in General Education Goal Area 4)
RAcademic Research Writing (A required category in General Education Goal Area 1)
TTechnology in Our World (A category in General Education Goal Area 3)
VStudies in Our Surrounding World (A category in General Education Goal Area 3)
WWork and Family Dynamics (A category in General Education Goal Area 5)
YHealth and Wellness (A category in General Education Goal Area 3)

Note: Bethel University reserves the right to withdraw, modify, or add to the list of courses or the course descriptions printed in this catalog.

CAPS Major Codes and Descriptions

Subject Code Description
ACCTAccounting (B.S.)
BULABusiness and Leadership (A.S.)
BUSPBusiness Management (B.S.)
CHMPChistian Ministries (B.A.)
FINPFinance (B.S.)
GESAGeneral Studies (A.A.)
HUSPHuman Services (B.A.)
INDAIndividualized Major (A.S.)
MISPM.I.S. (B.S.)
NURPNursing (B.S.)
ORLPOrganizational Leadership (B.A.)

Minor Codes and Descriptions

Subject Code Description
ACCMAccounting
BUSMBusiness Management
CHMNChristian Ministries
CHTMChristian Thought
HUSMHuman Services
ORLMOrganizational Leadership

Certificate Codes and Descriptions

Subject Code Description
CADCAddiction Studies
CLDCAlcohol and Drug Counseling