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

Program details
Associate degrees

Associate of Arts
Associate of Science

Bachelor of Arts degrees

Christian Ministries
Human Services
Organizational Leadership
Special Education

Bachelor of Science degrees

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


Addiction Studies
Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Senior Care Leadership and Administration

Learn more about these programs.

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.)

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.

Minimum cumulative GPA required
2.0 (2.5 for Nursing)

Block transfer accepted *
Associate of Arts
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

* may have some additional unique course requirements, such as language, philosophy or religion courses. Please contact a transfer counselor at the institution to learn more.


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

Application fee

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, $800 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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