Our adult undergrad programs at the College of Adult & Professional Studies are about helping you obtain your degree through learning that fits your life. 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.
What makes our programs unique?
Focused on real-world skills. 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.
Taught from a Christian perspective. You’ll explore faith and work integration, discuss important issues, and develop your whole character. This unique approach makes Bethel a truly transformational experience.
Designed for adult students. Our programs are meant to fit your lifestyle—no matter where you live, what you want to do, and who you’re meant to become. Our online options, multiple locations and class schedules will help you manage assignments, in-class requirements and the other obligations in your life.
Adult learner enrollment
214 students enrolled in nontraditional programs
9% of total undergraduate enrollment
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
Bachelor of Arts degrees
Bachelor of Science degrees
Nursing (RN to BSN)
Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Senior Care Leadership and Administration
Undergraduate accelerated and online
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.)
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
Regarding block transfer acceptance*
► Accepts Associate of Arts degree
► Accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
* Completion of MnTC or A.A. will satisfy all general education requirements except: Christianity and Western Culture, Introduction to Wellbeing, 1 contemporary Christian issues course, 1-2 bible courses and 1 cross-cultural experience.
Financial aid & cost
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, $800 per credit)
Corporate Partnership Sponsorship
Bethel Military Scholarship
Returning Student Scholarship
Learn more at about scholarships for adult learners.
Learn more about financial aid at Bethel.
College of Adult & Professional Studies
3900 Bethel Drive MSC 2371
St. Paul, MN55112