General Information


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 (


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.  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

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

During the course of the academic year, catalog information may change.  Any changes made during the academic year will only be reflected in the online catalog, which may include addenda.  The printed catalog serves as an archive of catalog information available at the beginning of the academic year. The printed 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 printed version of the catalog and the online catalog serve as the official record of any catalog changes.  


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