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
One-Year Degree (34 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.
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.
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
Worship and Worshipping Arts
Concentration (Read More)
Missions Concentration (Read More)
Christian Counseling (Read More)
Bethel College offers four areas of concentration for those seeking a Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries to Bethel College offers five areas of concentration for those seeking a Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries. In addition, there are two areas of focus for the Ministerial Leadership concentration: Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry.
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
Leave of Absence Policy
Students requesting a Leave of Absence must adhere to the policies and procedures established by the College. Please refer to the Bethel College Leave of Absence Policy
Definition of Credit Hour
Please see the Bethel College Definition of Credit Hour