Belhaven University requires at least 124 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Belhaven University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Belhaven University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 54% of students who start college at Belhaven University complete all the credits required within six years.
Belhaven University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Belhaven University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Belhaven University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Belhaven University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Belhaven University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Belhaven University.
Student Designed Majors
Belhaven University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Belhaven University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Belhaven University
Belhaven University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
❌ Belhaven University does not offer services for students with disabilities.
✅ Belhaven University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Belhaven University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Belhaven University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
🟨 Belhaven University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Warren A. Hood Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Belhaven University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Mississippi
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
•3-2 dual degree program in social work
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Belhaven University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Belhaven University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Belhaven University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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