General Information


The official policy and commitment of Bethel University is to not 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 Title IX coordinator 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.


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 found in this catalog. Part three is the 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 and campus procedures as stated in these three publications, as well as the Bethel Community Expectations, the Professional Expectations and Community Conduct Agreement, and information published in the Bethel E-Announcements, which are distributed electronically three times a week via email and are available online through MyBethel.

Catalog Information

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. Information in this catalog is not contractual. Bethel reserves the right to withdraw a course or program or to limit its enrollment. Bethel reserves the right to add a new program and related courses to this catalog after publication, upon approval from the related state and/or accrediting organizations. In this event, the new program and courses will be provided, with their effective terms, at:

Catalog Updates

During the course of the academic year, catalog information may change.  Any changes made within the academic year will only be reflected in the online catalog, which may include addenda to the print catalog. The print catalog serves as an archive of catalog information available at the beginning of the academic year. The printable version of the catalog is available for download on the main catalog page where there is a listing of the current catalogs for the various schools at Bethel University, several PDF archived files of previous years' catalogs, and any catalog addenda. Together, the print version of the catalog and the online catalog serve as the official record of any catalog changes.  

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