This catalog is part two of a three-part series. Part one is the application and required materials. Part two relates to the academic programs and institutional policies. Part three is the College of Adult & Professional Studies/Graduate School Student Handbook, which outlines university procedures, expectations for students, and student services.

Within this catalog, the Academic Information section and the Academic Programs and Descriptions section are prescriptive and apply to all students while enrolled under this year’s catalog requirements. All other sections are descriptive and apply during the academic year covered by this catalog.

Every student is to be familiar with and will be held responsible for the academic regulations, campus procedures, and Bethel Community Expectations as stated in these three publications, as well as information published in Bethel E-announcements, which are distributed electronically three times a week via email and available online through Blink (


The official policy and commitment of Bethel University is not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability in its educational programs, admissions, or employment practices. The president of Bethel University has designated the chief human resource officer as the compliance officer for the institution. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to:

Compliance Officer
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112
Phone: 651.638.6119 (800.255.8706, ext. 6119)

Bethel University adheres to the provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. For a copy of Bethel’s policy, contact the Office of the Registrar.

The Office of Disability Resources and Services exists to create equal opportunities for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities at Bethel University by providing reasonable accommodations to assist Bethel in being a community that welcomes people of all abilities. Accommodations and services for students with disabilities are coordinated through the Office of Disability Resources and Services. The office serves students with various types of disabilities, including physical, sensory, learning, psychiatric, systemic, and some chronic illnesses. To receive services through this program, students must provide documentation of a disability. For further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs, please contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at 651.638.6833 (800.255.8706, ext. 6833). Visit for more information.

Catalog Information

Information in this catalog is descriptive only and not contractual. All listed courses and programs are current at the time of printing, but are subject to change without notice based on enrollment, faculty availability, and other considerations. Bethel reserves the right to withdraw a course or program or to limit its enrollment.

While Bethel publishes program information and materials and assigns advisors, the student is ultimately responsible to assure that he or she has fulfilled all graduation requirements. Bethel reserves the right to withdraw a previously awarded degree if it is subsequently determined that the student did not complete degree requirements.

Catalog Updates

Throughout the course of the academic year some changes may occur within the catalog which would reflect in the online catalog only and would not reflect in the distributed printed catalog available for download from the main catalog page PDF archive. 

During the course of the academic year certain catalog information may change and only the online catalog would reflect any such change. The printed catalog will serve as an archive of catalog information available at the beginning of the academic year.  These two versions provide a record of any changes which occur during the course of the academic year. For the most up-to-date catalog information, please refer to the online version of the catalog.