College of Adult & Professional Studies
Continuing Bethel’s tradition of academic excellence, the College of Adult & Professional Studies offers adults the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree in a format designed for people already in a career. Courses will be offered when minimum enrollment standards have been met.
Because Bethel values the rich, diverse experience adult students bring to the classroom, students actively participate in the learning process. Performance is evaluated primarily on written assignments, class discussions, projects, and small-group participation. Courses emphasize the application of learning to the professional interests of each student. A Christian worldview is integrated with coursework throughout the program.
The College of Adult & Professional Studies offers the first 45 credits of required general education courses through the General Studies program. Students can earn an associate of arts (A.A.) degree, an associate of science (A.S.), a bachelor of arts degree, a bachelor of science degree, and certificate. Detailed information about each degree, minor, and certificate—including admission and graduation requirements and course descriptions—is provided in this publication.
The core sequence of each major is typically structured as a series of courses taken one at a time with classes meeting one evening or Saturday morning each week, or online. A supportive learning community is achieved through the cohort model—a small group of usually no more than 24 students progressing through the program together.