Our adult undergrad programs at the College of Adult and Professional Studies are about helping working adults obtain their degree. Whether you’re looking to finish a degree or planning to start one for the first time, we have several options that will help you start a new career or open new opportunities in your current 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. We know many of our students work full time, have families and are involved in their community while in school. Our online options, multiple locations and class schedules will help you manage assignments, in-class requirements and the other obligations in your life.

Adult student profile

230 students enrolled in nontraditional programs

9% of total undergraduate enrollment

Areas of study offered
Program type

Undergraduate accelerated and online

Programs schedule

Classes usually meet once a week in the evenings and students take one class at a time. Cohorts, the group of students you'll go through the program with, are held in a variety of delivery options: face-to-face, hybrid or fully online. Some programs have a different schedule.

Credit transfer

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

Application deadlines

Application deadlines vary by program. Most of our programs have rolling admission and provide start opportunities every six weeks.


Application fee: None

Cost per credit: $430 per credit for all bachelor’s programs except Special Education ($435 per credit) and BS in Nursing (post-baccalaureate, $800 per credit)


Corporate Partnership Sponsorship
Bethel Military Scholarship
Returning Student Scholarship

Find more information about scholarships on Bethel's website.

Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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