Bethany participates in the State of Minnesota’s Post Secondary Enrollment Options program which provides high school Juniors and Seniors an opportunity to enroll full- or part-time in college courses without charge for books or tuition if space is available. Starting your education at Bethany through our PSEO program ensures a strong foundation and a smooth transition into your major after high school graduation.
As a PSEO student at Bethany, you may attend part time (up to 11 credits) or full time (12 to 15 credits) for the fall and/or spring term. You may enroll in any of the courses on the list of PSEO-eligible courses and take your classes on campus, online if available, or a combination.
PSEO Program Requirements:
- Junior or Senior in high school (Freshmen and Sophomores are not eligible)
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale)
- A minimum composite ACT of 23
All PSEO applicants must submit as part of the application process:
- Application for Admission *application essay not required but is encouraged
- Official High School Transcript
- ACT/SAT scores
- A letter of recommendation (one of which is from your high school guidance counselor)
- Complete and submit a PSEO state form (contact your high school counselor)
- Online Learner Contract (only required of students taking classes online)
- Campus Visit (required if taking classes on campus, encouraged for online students)
The application deadline is July 1 for Fall semester and December 1 for Spring semester. Students should complete the application process in the semester prior to planned enrollment. Apply online.
For more information about the Post Secondary Enrollment Options program (sometimes also known as post-op or PSEOP) at Bethany Lutheran College please contact the Admissions Office.
Bethany Lutheran College PSEO Approved Courses
2020 Academic Catalog
Objective #1: Christian faith
- RELG108 Essentials of Christianity I or RELG110 Introduction to Christianity I 2 cr.
- RELG109 Essentials of Christianity II or RELG111 Introduction to Christianity II 2 cr.
- (RELG108 is to be followed by RELG109; RELG110 is to be followed by RELG111)
- RELG2XX Sophomore Year 3 cr.
Objective #2a: Demonstrate intellectual skills
- ARTS105 Art History I Prehistory to the Gothic Period 3 cr.
- ARTS106 Art History II Renaissance to Realism 3 cr.
- ARTS107 Art History III Impressionism to Contemporary 3 cr.
- HIST111 Ancient Medieval Europe 3 cr.
- HIST122 Modern World Civilizations 3 cr.
- HIST207 History of USA I 3 cr.
- HIST208 History of USA II 3 cr.
- MUSC121 Music History I 3 cr.
- MUSC122 Music History II 3 cr.
- PHIL202 Introduction to Philosophy 3 cr.
- ENGL200 Literary Analysis 3 cr.
- ENGL201 Survey of Greek Classical Literature 3 cr.
- ENGL203 Ages of British Literature 3 cr.
- ENGL204 Modern European Literature 3 cr.
- ENGL205 Introduction to Fiction 3 cr.
- ENGL220 World Literature 3 cr.
- ENGL230 Introduction to Contemporary Literature 3 cr.
Objective #2b: Demonstrate creative skills
- ENGL213 Creative Writing 3 cr.
- MART197 Audio Video Production Basics 3 cr.
- MUSC101 Music Fundamentals 3 cr.
- MUSC102 Music Appreciation 3 cr.
- MUSC111 Music Theory I 3 cr.
- MUSC130 Concert Choir 1 cr.
- MUSC135 Concert Band 1 cr.
- THTR101 Introduction to Theatre 3 cr.
- THTR102 Acting I 3 cr.
Objective #2c: Demonstrate problem-solving
- MATH110 Math Problem Solving 4 cr.
- MATH111 College Algebra 4 cr.
- MATH112 Trigonometry 3 cr.
- MATH120 Introduction to Statistics (does not fulfill a Gen Ed) 3 cr.
- MATH151 Calculus I 4 cr.
- MATH152 Calculus II 4 cr.
- MATH243 Multivariable Calculus 4 cr.
- MATH260 Differential Equations 3 cr.
- MATH295 Foundations of Abstract Mathematics 3 cr.
Science (3-4 credits)
- BIOL101 Principles of Biology and Lab 4 cr.
- BIOL151 General Biology I and Lab 4 cr.
- BIOL152 General Biology II and Lab 4 cr.
- CHEM100 Descriptive Chemistry and Lab 4 cr.
- CHEM105 The Chemistry of Art and Lab 4 cr.
- CHEM107 General, Organic and Biochemistry and Lab 5 cr.
- CHEM113 General Chemistry I and Lab 5 cr.
- PHYS101 Descriptive Physics and Lab 4 cr.
- PHYS151 College Physics I and Lab 4 cr.
- PHYS213 General Physics I and Lab 5 cr.
Objective #3a: Demonstrate understanding of personal responsibility
- BUSN101 Introduction to Business 3 cr.
- COMM212 Interpersonal Communication 3 cr.
- ECON203 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr.
- ECON204 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr.
- HLTH103 Healthful Living 3 cr.
- HLTH201 Nutrition 3 cr.
- LEGL210 Introduction to Legal Studies 3 cr.
- PLSC105 American Government 3 cr.
- PSYC110 General Psychology 4 cr.
- PSYC120 Human Growth and Development 3 cr.
- PHIL201 Logic and Critical Thinking 3 cr.
- PHIL204 Ethics 3 cr.
- SOCL101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
Objective #3b: Demonstrate an understanding of public responsibility
- GEOG102 Human Geography 3 cr.
- HLTH240 Current Health Issues 3 cr.
- PSYC230 Cross Cultural Psychology 3 cr.
- PSYC270 Gender 3 cr.
Objective #4: Develop habits of thinking that apply to a fulfilling life of learning
- SMNR101 Freshman Seminar 2 cr.
Additional Graduation Requirement: International Language
Waived if 3 full years language in high school
- AMSL101 American Sign Language I and AMSL102 American Sign Language II 8 cr.
- GERM101 Introduction to German I and GERM102 Introduction to German II 8 cr.
- GREK101 Introduction to Greek I and GREK102 Introduction to Greek II 8 cr.
- HEBR101 Introduction to Hebrew I and HEBR102 Introduction to Hebrew II 8 cr.
- LATN101 Introduction to Latin I and LATN102 Introduction to Latin II 8 cr.
- NORW101 Introduction to Norwegian I and NORW102 Introduction to Norwegian II 8 cr.
- SPAN101 Beginning Spanish I and SPAN102 Beginning Spanish II 8 cr.
Does not fulfill a Gen Ed.