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Bethany College Launches Dynamic New Strategic Plan

Bethany College Launches Dynamic New Strategic Plan

BETHANY — Ranked as one of the “Best Regional Colleges” by The Princeton Review, Bethany College seeks to educate effective, honorable, humane and intelligent citizens who believe in, and will promote, the creation of a world of worth and value.

In recent months, Bethany has set a bold course for the next decade through the development of a dynamic new strategic plan called Bethany Connect, which is designed to move the liberal arts institution to exciting new heights of excellence, encourage students to connect more deeply in the world and find solutions to society’s most pressing needs.

Since its founding in 1840, Bethany College has inspired critical thinking, service to humanity, responsible citizenship and leadership development, thanks to an innovative curriculum and a mission that seeks to integrate critical reason with the convictions of faith, personal accomplishment with ethical responsibility and individual development with service to others.

Students have gone on to enjoy distinguished careers as business executives, judges, attorneys, authors, actors and in many other professions, with many others pursuing graduate degrees in medicine, engineering, law, physical therapy, public administration and theology. Named the Best College in West Virginia for Finding Employment, Bethany offers 32 majors and 33 minors, including programs in cybersecurity and international business.

Bethany College also has formed partnerships with several universities that allow its students to begin their college educations at Bethany before pursuing degrees in engineering, law, veterinary medicine and other programs of study. The partnerships include Case Western Reserve University (engineering) and at Duquesne University (law).

Additionally, in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Bethany students may enroll in an accelerated master’s program that enables them to earn a bachelor’s degree from Bethany and a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon in either public policy and management, health care policy and management, biotechnology and management, arts management, information systems management and information security policy and management.

The college also partners with West Virginia Northern Community College in allowing students who earn an associate degree in social work to earn a bachelor’s degree in that field in two years at Bethany.

A Master of Arts in teaching program also can be completed full-time or part-time at Bethany, with courses offered on evenings and weekends, and during the summer, as well as during the college’s short winter J-term. Educators can add a reading endorsement to their teaching certificates through studies at the college.

Study abroad also is encouraged, which is why the college partners with schools in England, Germany, France, Spain and Japan and exchange programs established in several other countries.

Located near the intersection of W.Va. 67 and 88, Bethany provides a sanctuary for study, work and service, as well as access to major metropolitan areas, including Pittsburgh, which is less than an hour away, along with Steubenville and Wheeling, which are just 30 minutes from campus.

To learn more about Bethany, visit www.bethanywv.edu.

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