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Our curriculum includes courses students take during their first few semesters at Bethel, that provide skills and content on which upper-level courses build. See the General Education Curriculum Policies page for more information on General Education policies. 

See the Academic Departments page to find information on specific majors, minors, emphases, and other academic programs.

 

College of Arts & Sciences Discontinued Programs Affecting Fall 2019 Incoming Students

The College of Arts and Sciences has made a number of curriculum decisions in Fall 2018 resulting in changes to programs and the elimination of some majors and minors. We remain committed to serving our currently enrolled students to ensure that they can complete their degrees. We are providing the following information so that students in these programs can create a plan to complete their degree. The following programs will no longer be offered to new incoming students starting in Fall 2019:

  • BA in Health Education 5-12
  • BA in Independent Filmmaking
  • BA in Physical Education K-12
  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in Theatre Arts
  • Minor in Biblical Greek
  • Minor in Digital Film and Video for Actors
  • Minor in Film Studies
  • Minor in Health Education
  • Minor in Physical Education
  • Endorsement in Developmental and Adapted Physical Education, (DAPE)

Students wanting to declare an affected program as a major and/or minor must file all declaration paperwork by April 1st, 2019.

Further information regarding these phased out programs can be found by clicking on the PDF linked below: 

2018-2019 Phased-out CAS Programs (pdf)

College of Arts & Sciences Discontinued Programs Affecting Fall 2020 Incoming Students

The College of Arts and Sciences has made a number of curriculum decisions in Spring 2020 resulting in changes to programs and the elimination of some majors and minors. We remain committed to serving our currently enrolled students to ensure that they can complete their degrees. We are providing the following information so that students in these programs can create a plan to complete their degree:

  • BA in Biokinetics as a Dual Degree with M.S. in Athletic Training
  • BA in Business: International Business Emphasis
  • BA in Communication Studies: Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis
  • BA in Economics
  • BA in Economics and Finance
  • BA in Environmental Studies
  • BA in General Science Education 5-8
  • BA in K-6 Elementary Education: Early Childhood Education Licensure, Birth-Grade 3
  • BA in K-6 Elementary Education: Preprimary Endorsement (Age 3-Grade 6)
  • BA in K-6 Elementary Education: Science Middle Level Endorsement
  • BA in Linguistics
  • BA in Science Education 9-12: Chemistry Emphasis
  • BA in Science Education 9-12: Life Science Emphasis
  • BA in Science Education 9-12: Physics Emphasis
  • BA in Visual Arts Education K-12
  • BS in Environmental Science
  • Minor in Biblical Languages
  • Minor in Classics
  • Minor in Economics
  • Minor in Linguistics
  • Minor in Religious Studies
  • Minor in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • Minor in Sociology

Students wanting to Pursue a Major Discontinued in Fall 2020 

In order to allow students who entered in fall 2020 to pursue these majors and minors, we have published a supplement to the 2020-2021 catalog. Our academic policies require that students fulfill the requirements listed in the catalog for the year they entered. For students entering in fall 2020 the catalog supplement is part of the 2020-2021 catalog.  

Students who wish to declare one of the discontinued majors and/or minors must do so by the end of day (11:59 p.m.) on December 1, 2020, using the regular Change of Major/Minor/ Advisor form found on the registrar’s webpage. Please consult your advisor to develop your plan for completing any of these majors or minors.

Further information regarding these phased-out programs can be found by clicking on the link below.

2020-2021 Phased-out CAS Programs (pdf)