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


For certificates, program of study includes the graduation requirements for all declared certificates.


For licenses, program of study includes the course requirements for all declared licenses.


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