The College of Adult & Professional Studies offers degree options for working adults that build practical job skills and focus on personal development.
Choose from our degree and certificate programs designed to equip you for a new field or to expand your potential in the roles you have now.
The General Studies program provides adult students with a solid foundation in the core curriculum of the first two years of college. Become well rounded in fine arts, history, social sciences, writing, and yes, math, as you pursue your goal of a college education.
- Jumpstart your college education - Are you interested in pursuing a degree, but don’t have any college credits? The General Studies program provides the foundational courses essential to a liberal arts education.
- Receive college credits - Have you attended college in the past and are looking to return? Maybe you already have college credits, but need to fulfill some of the general requirements to earn your degree. The General Studies program will help.
- Earn your Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree - The General Studies curriculum consists of 47 credits. You can earn your Associate of Arts degree by adding 13 credits through elective courses (60 credits total).
Bethel professors love working with adult undergraduates. They understand the sacrifices you make to be here and the anxiety you might feel returning to the classroom while balancing your busy schedule. Along with your cohort—the small group of students that share all your classes—your professors build a supportive community where you'll have the confidence to meet the challenge and excel.
As a Christian university, we bring a deeply held moral and ethical perspective to every degree program. We believe that adults—as much as younger students—benefit from a whole person education, one that develops character and convictions as well as intellect and job skills. In this way, Bethel prepares you to make positive contributions to your workplace and community. We welcome students of all faiths to join our growing college family.