Bethany Plan- Build a Trail to Your Future (For Student Entering in Fall 2022-2023)

Bethany Trail System

Learning Objectives

Students who complete the Trailhead, the Trail Markers, and the Trail Capstone will

  • Actively engage in enhancing the skills necessary to effectively communicate and think critically at a college and professional level
  • Demonstrate the College’s liberal arts tradition in capstone experiences
  • Become empowered to become one’s own teacher and pupil as outlined by our founder, Alexander Campbell

Bethany College confers a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree to a student who has satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

120 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.00, including completion of the following: 

Trail Head (5 credits)
Trail Markers (21 credits)
Trail Capstones (2-4 credits)
  • Senior Project
  • Comprehensive Exams
Interdisciplinary Trail (18-20 credits)
Major Field of Study (24-72 credits) 
Minor Field of Study (15-24 credits) (Optional)
Academic Residence Requirement

Students who have not completed all degree requirements by the time final grades are due will not be permitted to participate in graduation activities that include but are not limited to the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies, including ‘walking’ with the class at these activities. The only exceptions will be in the case of students who need to fulfill the 128-credits minimum and are short by three credits, and who have presented acceptable evidence that they are enrolled in an approved Summer Term course at an accredited institution in the summer immediately subsequent to the term of the graduation ceremonies in question. ‘Acceptable evidence’ and ‘approved Summer Term course’ will be determined by the Registrar.

Bachelor of Arts degrees are awarded in Accounting, Communications and Media Arts, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity - Information Assurance, Economics, Education, English, Finance, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Business, International Relations, Management, Marketing, Music, Physical Education and Sport Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Spanish, Theatre, and Visual Art. Specific requirements for each major are described in the sections of this Catalogue devoted to the offerings of the individual academic departments.

Bachelor of Science degrees are awarded in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Physical Education and Sport Studies, Physical Science, and Psychology. Specific requirements for each major are described in the sections of this Catalogue devoted to the offerings of the individual academic departments.