Apr 24, 2024  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Catalog 2019-2020

The Elizabethtown College Catalog is published every year and is an important resource for information about courses, programs, departments, services, requirements, and policies at E-town. It is designed to make official information easy to find. There also is a “Help” button at the top of every page that can give you tips on how to use the catalog site.

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Student Handbook (access the current Student Handbook now)

The Elizabethtown College Student Handbook is your official introduction to important resources and is your guide to Elizabethtown College policies, community standards and expectations for individual student conduct. The policies and procedures of the Student Handbook will reviewed periodically and are subject to change. Students are encouraged to frequently check for notifications of important revisions.

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Elizabethtown College, located in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a selective, private, residential, co-educational institution. Elizabethtown offers 56 undergraduate and five graduate majors and 100+ minors and concentrations, which lead to degrees in liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, health and social services, and education.

Elizabethtown College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In addition, Elizabethtown has specialized accreditations from ABET; the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association; the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training; the Accreditation Council for  Business Schools and Programs; the Council on Social Work Education; the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; and the National Association of Schools of Music.

President’s Message

I am pleased to share Elizabethtown College’s 2019-20 Academic Catalog. This catalog offers a wide variety of courses that will prepare and connect you to careers and life beyond Elizabethtown. Your discoveries with fellow classmates and professors, both inside and outside the classroom, will bring teaching and learning to life. By carefully choosing your courses, in consultation with your advisor, you will chart a rich pathway that will broaden your perspective and ready you for your life’s work.  I am particularly impressed by the breadth and depth of our course offerings and encourage you to take full advantage of the options to broaden your skills and knowledge.

Challenge yourself. Step outside your comfort zone and make a conscious decision to navigate an unexpected path. By exploring all the opportunities that are available to you here at Elizabethtown, you will set the stage for an exciting academic journey.  

Take Flight Blue Jays.  



Cecilia McCormick, J.D. 
President, Elizabethtown College

How to Reach Us

Mailing Address

Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298

Questions about Admissions

Office of Admissions
(717) 361-1400

Questions about this Catalog

Office of Registration and Records
(717) 361-1409

Questions about Adult Education

Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the Edward R. Murphy Center
(717) 361-1411


The provisions and requirements stated in this Catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Elizabethtown College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time. All students are responsible for adhering to the requirements, rules, regulations, and procedures, whether published in this Catalog, the Student Handbook, or other official media.

Elizabethtown College complies with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and all other applicable federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations. Elizabethtown College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, possession of a general education development certificate as compared to a high school diploma, or any other legally protected status in hiring and promotion in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College-administered programs, except as such conditions may constitute bona fide occupational or assignment qualifications. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden. In keeping with the historical values of Elizabethtown College, the College endeavors to treat all employees with dignity, justice, and fairness.

Elizabethtown College was founded in 1899 by leaders of the Church of the Brethren. Today, the College is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and affirms a continuing covenantal relationship to the Church of the Brethren. Elizabethtown College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.