General Education
CHMN140Spiritual Quest3
ENGL130Successful Writing3
HIST250U.S. History in Dialogue with the Present3
SOCS110Succeeding in College3
Select one course from each of the following General Education categories:18
Academic Research Writing (R category)
Technology in Our World (T category)
Health and Wellness (Y category)
Mathematics (M category)
Global Cultures and the American Mosaic (E category)
Responding to the Arts (A category)
Business and Leadership Major
BUSN104Introduction to Business3
BUSN115Personal Financial Literacy3
BUSN200Business Problem Solving3
BUSN210Workplace Communication3
BUSN360Information Technology and Applications3
COMM160Basic Communication Skills3
ECON109Introduction to Microeconomics3
ORGL101Leadership in the 21st Century 13
ORGL330Theories of Organizations and Leadership 13
ORGL370Leadership and Technology 13
Total Credits60

 Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

General Education requirements for the A.S. degree

ARTC150A • Responding to the Arts. 3 Credits.

Cultivation of critical reading skills through literature, music, and the visual arts. Students will apply core artistic terms and concepts to rich readings of artistic works: context, genre, technique, and themes. They will reflect on human and spiritual dynamics of relationship and faith.

BUSN104 • Introduction to Business. 3 Credits.

Introduction to business and business strategy within the global economic environment. Identification of business structures, market strategies, and the concepts of leadership and management. Exploration of key business functions, typical roles, entry points, and career paths. Application of business evaluation and problem-solving within a Christian worldview.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2.

BUSN115 • Personal Financial Literacy. 3 Credits.

Explores fundamental personal financial management topics. Enables learners to make values-based financial decisions. Uses a variety of tools to evaluate risk and make choices regarding debt management, savings, budgeting, investing, and long-range personal financial planning.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

BUSN200 • Business Problem Solving. 3 Credits.

Builds a foundation for understanding and solving business problems. Introduces business concepts and terminology, along with skills needed to solve common business problems. Emphasizes how to identify problems and the application of tools and techniques in solving these problems. Encourages the development of critical-thinking and decision-making skills needed for success in business. Goal Area 4.

BUSN210 • Workplace Communication. 3 Credits.

Examines principles of communication in the workplace. Introduces common workplace communication formats such as memos, letters, email, reports, presentations, and social media. Explores techniques for communication, including informational, persuasive, and employment messages. Introduces strategies for internal and external communication situations, audience analysis, verbal and nonverbal cues, and personal communication skills.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1.

BUSN285T • Studies in Technology and Society. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the present management and future use of information and information systems in organizations. Analyze how information and information systems are used by organizations in setting goals, making decisions, and analyzing knowledge. Investigate how technology transforms information systems. Examine ethical issues and policies surrounding information and information systems.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

BUSN360 • Information Technology and Applications. 3 Credits.

Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

CHMN140 • Spiritual Quest. 3 Credits.

An exploration of spirituality from a Christian perspective in which students identify the spiritual influences in their lives, explore spiritual disciplines, evaluate impacts of Christian spirituality on their personal lives and set goals for personal spiritual development.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6.

COMM160 • Basic Communication Skills. 3 Credits.

Examination of the fundamentals of the communication process with an interactive emphasis on interpersonal, groups/teams, and public speaking; integrating these three specific components and concentrating on how meaning is created, communicated, and transformed within the social, social diversity, and human contexts.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1.

ECON109 • Introduction to Microeconomics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to basic microeconomics principles, which result in balancing of market supply and demand. Introduction to consumer choice, how production decisions are made, and types of markets. Major resource factors such as land, labor and capital, and other inputs affecting pricing will be considered, as will government policy influencing markets.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

ENGL130 • Successful Writing. 3 Credits.

Development of skills necessary for expressing oneself competently through writing. Emphasis is on the writing process, critical thinking, sensitivity to audience, core documentation skills and responsibilities, and revision (with peer and instructor feedback).
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1.

ENGL225R • Academic Research and Writing. 3 Credits.

Development of core academic skills in research and writing: critical evaluation of rhetorical persuasion, forming and answering research questions and testing hypotheses through consultation of scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources (attributions, in-text citations, and a source list) according to APA format.
Fulfills: CAPS General Education Category R and Goal Area 1.

HEPE260Y • Physical Wellness. 3 Credits.

Current evidence based knowledge to empower healthy decisions around nutrition, fitness, and emotional and spiritual well-being. Basic biological processes as they relate to health promotion, everyday practices to reduce stress, and skills to distinguish myth from fact.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

HIST250 • U.S. History in Dialogue with the Present. 3 Credits.

Explores a narrative of United States history by following themes that connect past events to our experiences today. Investigates compelling and relevant historical questions and events by applying historical inquiry, using critical thinking, and considering multiple perspectives. Presents history as a dialogue between past and present, propelling action as stakeholders in society.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

MATH180M • Mathematics in Real Life. 3 Credits.

Intermediate-level study of mathematical procedures: algebra, equation solving, statistical reasoning, mathematics of finance, coordinates and graphs, and inequalities. These procedures will be applied as analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving models to real-life problems.
Prerequisites: Admission category other than Provisional Acceptance, or appropriate Accuplacer score, or MATH080. Fulfills: Goal Area 4.

ORGL101 • Leadership in the 21st Century. 3 Credits.

Overview of the scope of leadership necessary for effective outcomes. Course design is real-world specific to generate immediate understanding, awareness, and application for both marketplace and personal application. Students will identify, interpret, and analyze their individual leadership attitudes, abilities, styles, and strengths. FF CAPS Goal Area 5.

ORGL330 • Theories of Organizations and Leadership. 3 Credits.

Introduction to organizational and leadership frameworks: (1) Providing an overview of organizational culture and structures, (2) Describing effective leadership within an organizational context, (3) Identifying core leadership issues. Analyzing an organization from the insights gained in course texts, presentations, and discussion.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 2 5. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

ORGL370 • Leadership and Technology. 3 Credits.

Explores ways that technologies both solve and create problems. Discusses foundations for decision-making about technology. Examines the connections between technology and both personal and organizational priorities. Equips leaders to examine their own technological worldview, and then use that worldview strategically and creatively for problem-solving.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

SOCS110 • Succeeding in College. 3 Credits.

Prepares students for independent and collaborative college-level academic work through an introduction to campus technology and support; assessing reading, writing, and math skills; and reflecting on one's personal commitment to academic goals.
Accuplacer Assessment Fee: $70. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2.

SOCS255E • Studies in the American Mosaic. 3 Credits.

Exploration of various diversity issues within the United States, particularly as they impact personal experience, identity, relationships, and opportunity. Examination of personal values, assumptions, and perspectives as they relate to diversity and strategies for approaching diverse or conflicted settings with a biblical, peacemaking stance.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

Sample Course Sequence

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester.

First Year
SOCS110 Succeeding in College3ENGL130 Successful Writing3ARTC150A Responding to the Arts3
CHMN140 Spiritual Quest3COMM160 Basic Communication Skills3HIST250 U.S. History in Dialogue with the Present3
 HEPE260Y Physical Wellness3 
 MATH180M Mathematics in Real Life3 
 6 12 6
Second Year
SOCS255E Studies in the American Mosaic3BUSN210 Workplace Communication3BUSN115 Personal Financial Literacy3
ENGL225R Academic Research and Writing3BUSN200 Business Problem Solving3BUSN360 Information Technology and Applications3
BUSN285T Studies in Technology and Society3ECON109 Introduction to Microeconomics3 
 BUSN104 Introduction to Business3 
 9 12 6
Third Year
ORGL101 Leadership in the 21st Century3  
ORGL330 Theories of Organizations and Leadership3  
ORGL370 Leadership and Technology3  
Total Credits: 60