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Academics

Bethel College offers three different programs of study to prepare students for their chosen field of ministry. These programs not only equip students professionally, but also assist them in viewing academic and professional subjects in light of their Christian faith.

Diploma in Church Ministries

One-Year Degree (33 credits)
The Diploma in Church Ministries is a one-year program that will provide the student with basic educational courses to prepare for entry-level ministry in various fields. This program will also provide the educational requirements for the certified level of credentialing with the Assemblies of God.

Associate of Science in Church Ministries

Two-Year Degree (65 credits)
The Associate of Science degree is a two-year degree program for students interested in pursuing a foundational education in church ministries. This program also incorporates general education requirements which prepare the student for further study toward the Bachelor degree.

Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries

Four-year Degree (130 Credits)
The four-year program is designed to prepare the student for leadership positions in the chosen field of ministry. The program not only equips the student academically, but also is designed to prepare the student spiritually and practically with various Christian service requirements and mentoring opportunities. Bethel College offers four areas of concentration for those seeking a Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries:

    Biblical Studies Concentration (Read More)
    Ministerial Leadership Concentration (Read More)
    Worship and Worshipping Arts Concentration (Read More)
    Missions Concentration (Read More)
    Christian Counseling (Read More)

Transfer of Credits

Students should be aware that transfer of credits to other institutions is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Students who are considering attending Bethel College and then transferring to another college should contact the receiving institution for its policy on accepting credits from another institution.  

Credits earned under the Associate degree offered at Bethel College are not considered credits under a terminal degree and these credits may be transferred to institutions toward a Bachelor degree at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Bethel College takes all credits earned at Bethel College from the Associate degree and applies them toward the Bachelor degree as long as the credits are compatible with the Bachelor degree plan selected.  

Bethel College transfers in credit from other colleges in accordance with our Credit Policy