Jul 14, 2024  
Elizabethtown College 
Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College

The Elizabethtown College Catalogs are published every year and are an important resource for information about courses, programs, schools, services, requirements, and policies at Etown. 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.

Currently, Elizabethtown College has three catalogs found on the left navigation of this page.

  • Undergraduate Catalog - On-campus, in-person undergraduate programs.
  • Graduate Catalog - On-campus, in-person graduate programs.
  • Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog - Undergraduate and Graduate hybrid and online programs offered in accelerated subterms.

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. 

President’s Message

Dear Elizabethtown College Community,

For 125 years, Elizabethtown College has been the hub of academic excellence, innovation, and community engagement. Since its founding in 1899, the College has empowered generations of students to achieve their academic and personal goals through a commitment to transformative education, experiential learning, and global citizenship. I am confident you will be challenged positively in your time at Etown as you strengthen your abilities to think critically, analyze deeply, and communicate effectively. As advocates of higher education and access for all learners, our dedicated faculty and staff will provide you with the resources and tools to advance your education and knowledge in the field of your choice.

Our College offers a student-centered culture with more than 135 majors and minors, 80-plus student clubs and organizations, and our Educate for Service motto leads us to make the world a better place. We will push you further to excel both in your academics and extracurriculars and help you exceed expectations to achieve your goals and lead productive and purposeful lives. If along your journey you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to Academic Affairs or Student Life services that are available. Thank you for your support of Etown and for joining our Blue Jay community!


Elizabeth A. Rider, Ph.D.
President, Elizabethtown College

How to Reach Us

Mailing Address

Elizabethtown College
1 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 Graduate and Professional Education

Elizabethtown College School of Graduate 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.