FROST 00042Leadership roles in business and other organizations require carefully developed skills.

As part of Bethany College’s Business Department, you will have the opportunity to develop intellectual and practical skills that will serve you well throughout your lifetime and provide a basis for building a successful career.

We believe in active learning. By combining classes, experience, interaction and participation, we help you internalize what you are learning. Our goal is to help you apply your knowledge and skills to business situations and carry these methods and processes into your career.

Bethany’s faculty is committed to your success. Our average student-faculty ratio is 13:1, which allows us time to get to know you and become partners with you in your education.


Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Education Teaching 6-12
Management with International Management Concentration
Marketing with Emphasis in Network Marketing
Operations Management
Sports Management


Computer Applications


Business Brochure

Department Chair

Loranelle Lockyear, Ph.D.

Milfred Riddle McKeown Distinguished Professor of Science Professor of Chemistry
Office Nelson Science Center 213 Department of Biology & Chemistry Phone: 785.227.3380, x8152
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Loranelle Lockyear is a professor of chemistry at Bethany College.  She has been a member of the Bethany College faculty since 2002.

At Bethany College, Lockyear teaches general chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and scientific research & writing. She is an advisor of the Bethany College Bio-Chem Club.

Lockyear’s research has been published in many scientific journals. In 2005, she contributed two chapters to the book Microfluidic Techniques: Reviews and Protocols.  She co-holds an international patent for an “Apparatus and Method for Trapping Bead Based Reagents within Microfluidic Analysis Systems.”

Lockyear has given presentations of her work at Kansas State University, the American Chemical Society National Meeting, micro-TAS, Pittcon, and numerous other venues.

Previously, Lockyear has done post-doctoral research with Jed Harrison at the University of Alberta and taught at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.

Lockyear earned her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.