Going back to school is about learning new skills. And applying them to life.
Bethel’s associate’s degree programs provide a way for adults to continue their education or start college for the first time in a supportive environment. The program provides a solid foundation in the core curriculum of liberal arts general education while focusing on practical and relevant application of skills and knowledge.
* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.
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of recent graduates volunteer for charitable causes- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey
10-year alumni who serve in leadership roles
The AA/AS degree programs provide an excellent foundation for those interested in pursuing further study in an adult degree program at Bethel.
5-week classes allow you to move quickly toward your educational goals. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment as your credits build up.
Collaboration and relationship building with faculty and fellow students are important features of a successful learning experience. That’s why you’ll take classes with many of the same adult students to build connections and have support.
Have access to free individual writing and math assistance, either in person or online. Our writing consultants have master’s degrees in writing or related fields, and our math assistant has an advanced degree in mathematics. Both have teaching experience and are ready to help you.
Free course resources
We’ve eliminated all resource costs for 100- and 200-level courses. Instead of buying textbooks, you’ll save time and money with access to free digital Open Educational Resources and Library eResources.
Preparing for Future Opportunities
An associate's degree can prepare you for more job responsibilities or to advance your education. Some of our graduates continue on to an adult-focused bachelor's program here at Bethel.
Learn how to:
- Find strategies and plans for self-directed learning
- Think critically about ideas
- Apply ethical principles in your studies and daily life
- Collaborate with others in leadership
- Communicate effectively through speaking and writing
- Understand how to relate Christian faith to your area of study
- Navigate human, social, and environmental relationships in our diverse world