Our programs at the College of Adult & Professional Studies are about helping you obtain your degree through learning that fits your life—no matter where you live, what you want to do, and who you’re meant to become. Whether you’re finishing a degree or starting one for the first time, we offer several options that will help you start a new career or open new opportunities in your field. Our online options and class schedules will help you manage assignments, in-class requirements and the other obligations in your life.

Our professors have extensive experience in their fields and will mentor you in important life and work decisions. Our programs are designed to help you build skills that can be applied directly to your workplace. You’ll explore faith and work integration, discuss important issues, and develop your whole character. This unique approach makes Bethel a truly transformational experience.

Adult learner enrollment
200 students enrolled in nontraditional programs
9% of total undergraduate enrollment

Program details
Associate degrees

Associate of Arts
Associate of Science

Bachelor of Arts degrees

Christian Ministries
Organizational Leadership
Social Work
Special Education

Bachelor of Science degrees

Business Management
Nursing (RN to BSN)
Post-Baccalaureate Nursing (BSN)


Addiction Studies
Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Learn more about these programs.

New or unique programs
Bethel’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree will prepare you to earn a license for professional generalist social work practice. By learning to practice in a diverse world through scholarship, service, justice and leadership, you’ll be equipped to be an advocate of hope and change.

Program type
Undergraduate accelerated and online

Program schedule
Many classes are offered online, with others meeting in a face-to-face format or a hybrid of online and in-person classes. Our programs’ online options and flexible class schedules will ensure that school won’t put your life on hold. Face-to-face classes usually meet once a week in the evenings.

Fall (Aug. – Dec.)
Spring (Dec. – May)
Summer (May – Aug.)

Going to Bethel was the best decision I ever made. The faculty was so supportive. They are dedicated and committed to their job. They really are.

Michelle Davenport CAPS ’12, GS ’15

Credit transfer

If you have credits from regionally accredited colleges or universities, they will likely transfer to Bethel. Your professional life, military and other past educational experiences also could count as credits toward your degree. Learn more about transferring credits.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer
Up to 90 credits, depending on program

Number of credits required for degree

Minimum cumulative GPA required
2.0 (2.5 for Nursing)

Minimum grade required for a course to transfer

Block transfer acceptance for two-year college students

► Accepts Associate of Arts degree*
► Accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum**

* Completion of A.A. will satisfy all general education requirements except Christianity and Western Culture, 1 contemporary Christian issues course, 1 Bible course and 1 cross cultural experience.

** Completion of MnTC will satisfy all general education requirements except Christianity and Western Culture; Introduction to Wellbeing; 1 contemporary Christian issues course; 1 Math, Science, and Technology course; 2 Bible courses; and 1 cross cultural experience.



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Application deadlines
Vary by program; most have rolling admission and provide start opportunities every six weeks.

Application fee

Where electronic transcripts must be sent
[email protected]

Financial aid & cost

Tuition and fees

Cost per credit
$430 per credit for all bachelor’s programs except BS in Nursing (RN to BSN, $300 per credit) and BS in Nursing (post-baccalaureate, $840 per credit)

- Corporate Partnership Sponsorship
- Bethel Military Scholarship
- Returning Student Scholarship

Learn more at about scholarships for adult learners.

FAFSA code

Learn more about financial aid at Bethel.

Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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