Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed to encourage and serve students desiring a challenging academic program that pursues Bethel’s long-standing commitment to the integration of faith and learning. See the Honors section of this catalog for specifics on this program.

Bachelor's Degree Honors

Honors at graduation for bachelor’s degrees are awarded on the basis of a student’s cumulative grade point average.

Students who complete at least 68 credits at Bethel receive honors based on the following cumulative GPA criteria:

Summa Cum Laude 3.90
Magna Cum Laude 3.75
Cum Laude 3.60

Transfer students who complete fewer than 68 credits at Bethel receive honors based on the following cumulative GPA criteria:

Summa Cum Laude 3.92
Magna Cum Laude 3.80
Cum Laude 3.68

Dean's List Honors 

Students receive Dean’s List honors for each semester in which they earn at least 12 semester credit hours that carry grades used in the calculation of the grade point average (GPA) and earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or better. The Dean’s List is final as of 10 days after the last day of final examinations. Students completing work after this date do not become eligible.