Realizing the benefits of classroom interaction,
Bethany has in place a residency requirement. All candidates
for Associate degree programs must complete 6-semester hours
in-class. Candidates for Bachelor degree programs must complete
twelve-semester hours in-class during the four-year period.
Candidates for Master and Doctoral programs must complete
six-semester hours in-class. This requirement may be satisfied
by attending any of the seminars, symposiums, or workshops,
which are taught in intensive sessions both at the main
campus, and at other locations. Bethany also provides regularly
scheduled On-Site courses, which are available to the student,
and are taught Mondays through Thursdays (contact the office
for schedule). This requirement may also be fulfilled through
the use of Bethany's
Virtual Classroom by use of the internet. In-class courses
may be completed at any time during the student's course
The in-classroom requirements for the undergraduate
and graduate programs may be waived in cases of extreme
hardship. Students requesting this exemption must address
their situation, presenting the circumstances of the hardship
with documentation, to the Dean of Students.
The residency requirements may be reduced
based on in-classroom transfer credit applied toward a student's
degree program. This reduction is determined when the student's
transcripts are evaluated at the time of enrollment.
Twice each year, Bethany conducts three-day
seminars in the Auditorium building at Dothan. The Winter
Seminar takes place on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
one to two weeks following the 25th of December. The Spring
Seminar is held in conjunction with the annual graduation
the first last week of May. The latter begins on a Monday
night and climaxes with graduation on Thursday. Additional
seminars are held in Canada as well as at various locations
in the United States.
Those who attend on-site classes will abide
by the enrollment procedures as set forth on this web site.
application will be made to the office of admissions
and the required tuition paid.
The student is required to attend all classroom
lectures, take notes, complete all assigned work, and pass
the final test as given by the professor. Outside assignments
are given to the student to reinforce classroom studies.
Under no condition can the student miss
more than three unexcused absences and receive credit for
the course. In case of absences, the student should request
an excused absence form at the office of the Dean.
Students are expected to be in class promptly. Being late
three times counts as one unexcused absence.
Presently, Bethany has under construction
several online courses where the student can complete classroom
requirements. It is hoped in the very near future the majority
of Bethany’s core course subjects will be available on line.
It is recommended that the student visit the On-Line web
pages at different intervals to see what new has been added.
Click here for OnLine courses.