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Majors and Minors

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Major Fast Facts

  • Bethany currently offers 51 programs, including majors, minors, licensures, graduate studies, and pre-professional programs. 
  • Each major is typically comprised of 36 to 45 credits, at least 18 of which are from upper division courses.
  • A minor has a minimum of 18 credits, at least six are from upper division courses.
  • Most courses are three credits.
  • Generally, the credit value equals the number of hours each week that the class meets.
  • Many majors have areas of emphasis for targeted study.
  • In select majors, students may earn secondary teaching licensure from the State of Minnesota.
  • Majors are designed to be completed within four years, or less than four for those who bring in college credit.
Arts Administration
Major, Minor
Art Education
Major, Teaching Licensure
Biology
Major, Minor
Chemistry
Major, Minor
Communication
Major, Minor
Comm. Arts, Literature Ed.
Major, Teaching Licensure
Computer Science
Major, Minor
Dentistry
Pre-Professional
Elementary Education
Major, Teaching Licensure
English
Major, Minor, Teaching Licensure
Exercise Science
Major, Minor, Teaching Licensure
Graphic Design
Major, Minor
Law
Pre-Professional
Legal Studies
Major, Minor
Mathematics
Major, Minor, Teaching Licensure
Mathematics Education
Major, Teaching Licensure
Media Arts
Major, Minor
Medicine
Pre-Professional
Music
Major, Minor
Nursing
Major
Paralegal
Certificate
Pharmacy
Pre-Professional
Physical and Health Education
Major, Teaching Licensure
Physical Therapy
Pre-Professional
Psychology
Major, Minor
Religion
Major, Minor
Seminary
Pre-graduate
Social Studies Education
Major, Teaching Licensure
Spanish
Major, Minor
Special Education
Major, Minor, Teaching Licensure
Studio Art
Major, Minor, Teaching Licensure
Veterinary
Pre-Professional

If you have questions about program requirements, please contact the Registrar or faculty listed on the individual program page. Current students should contact their academic advisor for help choosing a major.

Bethany is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Bethany’s 35 major programs lead to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree, or for the nursing major, a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree. Also consider the programs listed above as combinations to fulfill any area of study. For instance, Bethany alumni have successful careers in advertising and marketing where they utilized some major or minor combination of businessmedia arts or communications to pursue their interests. 

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