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Bethany College - West Virginia

Bethany, West Virginia, United States
The College offers a wide array of studies, awarding Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 25 fields of study, many with options for emphasis. Education at Bethany is an experience in integrated living and learning. Beyond the classrooms of Bethany you will find the friends and mentors who will be part of the rest of your life.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Bethany was founded March 2, 1840 and for more than 175 years, Bethany College has been a highly contemporary institution based in the tradition of the liberal arts.

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Services

Student services

International Student Services was designed to assist students coming to Bethany from other countries as well as our students going abroad for study or travel opportunities. Among the resources provided to our students are important visa and travel information, international student identification cards, assistance in researching international study opportunities, and assistance in transitioning to new cultures.

Housing services

Bethany College knows how important it is to keep connected to family and friends. Every residence hall room is equipped with local phone service with voicemail, cable TV service, and an Ethernet/High Speed Internet connection. Other amenities in residence hall common areas include laundry rooms and lounges. 

Library services

The T.W. Phillips Memorial Library, part of the Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information Technology Services, is the primary center for library services at Bethany College. The library serves the Bethany College community by helping users identify, select, access, and evaluate information resources. 

ICT services

There are multiple open-use computer labs on campus. Two labs are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Both Apple Macintosh and Windows OS computers are available for student use. Wireless access is available in a variety of academic and student life buildings on campus. Students, faculty and staff are able to utilize this service for high-speed internet connectivity.

Medical services

Bethany College Student Health Services and Counseling are an integral part of the College's total educational program. Staff members are interested in students' emotional and environmental health. Both Health Services and Counseling address each student as a person, not a consumer. A student's health is viewed as a key to a successful college experience. 

Student Life

Campus life

Bethany's 1,300-acre campus is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Pittsburgh, America's Most Livable City, is a 50-minute drive from campus. Wheeling, W.Va.; Washington, Pa.; and Steubenville, Ohio are less than a half-hour away.

Student clubs

  • American Chemical Society (ASC)
  • Amnesty International
  • Bethanians for Life
  • Black Alliance

Accreditation

Bethany is accredited by or holds membership in:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • Appalachian College Association
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Consortium for Computing in Undergraduate Education (C-CUE)
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Division of Higher Education of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • East Central Colleges
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference
  • The Higher Learning Commission
  • Independent College Enterprise
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division III
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Presidents’ Athletic Conference

Bethany, West Virginia, United States

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