The Associate of Science degree (A.S.) contains a balanced program of liberal arts education in combination with a concentrated focus in a business and leadership major or an individualized major. Requirements for the degree (60 semester credit hours in total) include 30 semester credits of general education courses and 30 semester credits of major courses. These requirements can usually be met in two years of full-time study.
Upon completion of the Associate Degree programs at Bethel students will:
- Communicate effectively using written, oral and technological methods of communication.
- Articulate an ethical response to issues using a personal worldview.
- Apply problem solving across disciplines through critical thinking, quantitative, and qualitative skills.
- Describe ways humans address their condition through imaginative work (Art, Literature, Media, etc.).
- Illustrate aspects of their personal and professional well-being (Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive, Relational, and Meaning).
- Analyze aspects of the world through a Christian view.
- Analyze leadership and business practices within organizations.
- Apply appropriate technology and information literacy in business and leadership decisions.
Individualized Major (A.S.) Admission Requirements
Individualized majors will consider applicants who:
- Meet the general requirements for admission to the College of Adult & Professional Studies.
- Have an evaluation completed to determine how outstanding course requirements or needed credits, if any, will be fulfilled.
- Have a major approved that is created from at least 30 credits within a single academic discipline.
Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.
Associate of Science Individualized Major
The individualized major is an alternative that allows A.S. students to replace the Business and Leadership major by creating a major from at least 30 credits of selected courses within a single academic discipline that is more directly applicable to their individual educational and/or career goals, and 30 credits from the goal areas as defined for the Associate of Science degree (listed below). Consult a CAPS Student Success Advisor to learn more.
|General Education (See below for more details)||Credits|
|Goal Area 1: including an Academic Research Writing course||6|
|Goal Area 2||3|
|Goal Area 3||6|
|Goal Area 4||3|
|Goal Area 5||6|
|Goal Area 6||6|
|General Education Total||30|
|Selected courses of a single academic discipline||30|
The listed courses for each Goal area can be found in the CAPS Courses by Goal Area page.