Engineering 3+2 Cooperative Program

The Bethany engineering program permits students to earn both a bachelor’s degree from Bethany and a B.S. in engineering from a cooperating school upon completion of a five-year sequence. Students spend three years in the liberal arts environment at Bethany and then attend Case-Western Reserve University or Columbia University for an additional two years. 

Students interested in engineering should plan to take Physics 201-202 and Mathematics 201-202 during their first year. Other courses should be chosen with regard to the particular subfield within engineering that interests the student. Additional information is available from the pre-engineering advisor, Dr. Robert Spangler, Associate Professor of Physics.

Law 3+3 Cooperative Program

In conjunction with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bethany College has established an innovative three-three program which permits a student to complete three years of undergraduate work at Bethany and then enter the Duquesne University Law School for completion of the J.D. degree after three more years of study (four years in the Evening Division). Students receive a bachelor’s degree from Bethany upon successful completion of the first year of the law program and having completed all college-wide requirements for a Bethany degree. Additional information about this program may be obtained from the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Veterinary Cooperative Program

Bethany College participates in a Contract Student program through West Virginia University which allows students who can claim West Virginia residency status to obtain a position as a contract student at one of three schools: Ohio State University; University of Georgia; and Tuskegee Institute. There are at present 13 contract seats among the three schools. Eligible students must complete the application for the West Virginia Contract Seat, which can be obtained from the Division of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at West Virginia University when starting the application process for Veterinary School. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Robert Paysen, chair of the Physical Science Department.

Social Work 2+2 Program

In conjunction with West Virginia Northern Community College, Bethany College has established a 2+2 program in Social Work which permits students to complete their Associate Degree at WVNCC and continue on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Bethany College with two more years study. Courses for the program are offered at both campuses, making it easier for commuters to complete the program. For additional information on this program, please contact Professor Katherine Shelek-Furbee, chair of the Department of Social Wor

Carnegie Mellon University Cooperative Programs

In cooperation with H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bethany College offers accelerated master’s programs to qualified Bethany students. Students attend Bethany College for their first-year through junior year followed by three to four semesters at the Heinz School. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a bachelor’s degree from Bethany College and a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in less time than would normally be required to achieve both.

The following cooperative programs are available:

  • Master of Science in Public Policy and Management
  • Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management
  • Master of Arts Management
  • Master of Information Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management

Students pay tuition and fees to Bethany College from their first-year through junior years. They pay tuition and fees to Carnegie Mellon for their graduate program, either three or four semesters beyond the completion of the junior year, depending upon program. Certain courses taken at Carnegie Mellon University may be applied to major requirements for Bethany College as determined by the department concerned. Bethany College students are eligible for scholarship support from Bethany for their First-Year through Junior years. They will be eligible for scholarship support from the Heinz College for the length of their graduate program. For additional information about these programs, please contact the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.