General Requirements for a Certificate

  1. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in certificate courses.
  2. At least 80% of the credits used to meet the requirements of the certificate must be taken at Bethel in order to meet Bethel's residency requirements. Specific courses in a certificate may also be required to be taken at Bethel.
  3. Completion of the requirements of a certificate (listed by discipline in this catalog).
  4. Completion of departmental and institutional assessment activities.
  5. The maximum time limit for completing a certificate is five years. This means that students must have completed coursework for all courses within 15 terms beginning from the first term in which they are enrolled.

General requirements allow for inclusion of credits from a higher level.

Students are awarded a certificate under the requirements of the most current catalog at the time they enter Bethel for the last time. Any substitutions are determined by the Graduate School.

Program of Study

Program of study is a term used especially for financial aid purposes. For certificates, the program of study is defined as the course requirements for all certificates that the student has declared.  For licenses, the program of study is defined as the course requirements for all licenses that a student has declared.

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