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An Associate of Arts degree will give you a solid liberal arts education. You’ll build skills in writing, reading, research, and more that you can apply to your career and further education.

Face to Face


You'll meet during the evening on campus.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

12-19 months


  • The Bible in Real Life (BIBL230)

    Exploration of connections between key portions of the Bible and challenges faced by students in their own lives. Students trace the journey of God's people from Abraham and Sarah through the New Testament church, tracing God's self-disclosure through biblical cultures and their genres of writing.

    3 credits

  • Spiritual Quest (CHMN140)

    An exploration of the spiritual dimension of human life. Assessment of spirituality and application of personal spiritual development through vocational productivity, relationships and success. The role of spirituality and personal wellbeing in goal setting.

    3 credits

  • Intro to Computer Applications (COMM115)

    Introduction to descriptive, correlational, non-parametric, and inferential statistics and the use of research and statistics in society. Perform and interpret statistical analyses. Understand statistical analyses in published research articles.

    1 credits

  • Basic Communication Skills (COMM160)

    An examination of the fundamentals of the human communication process. Emphasis on communication in these areas: interpersonal, small group, public speaking and computer mediated. Concentration on how meaning is created, communicated, and transformed within personal, professional, and global contexts.

    3 credits

  • Successful Writing (ENGL130)

    Development of skills necessary for expressing oneself competently through writing. Emphasis is on the writing process, critical thinking, sensitivity to audience, core documentation skills and responsibilities, and revision (with peer and instructor feedback).

    3 credits

  • Academic Research and Writing (ENGL225R)

    Development of core academic skills in research and writing. Critical evaluation of rhetorical persuasion, forming and answering research questions, testing theses through consultation of scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources.

    3 credits

  • U.S. History in Dialogue with the Present (HIST250)

    Examination of selected historical events using both primary and secondary sources. Development of connections between historical events with larger social, economical, and political trends and developments. Recognition of multiple perspectives when investigating historical questions as well as the influence these viewpoints have on both current developments and future challenges. Consideration of personal faith while exploring historys significance.

    3 credits

  • Personal Mission and Leadership Development (ORGL120)

    Development of an understanding of personal mission and a study of the application of that mission to leadership. Emphasis is on identifying personal talents and gifts, and developing leadership goals for future roles.

    3 credits

  • Succeeding in College (SOCS110)

    Introduction to Bethel's Christian liberal arts education, institutional tools and resources, core strategies and techniques for effective studying and writing. Balance between personal, professional, and spiritual well-being.

    3 credits

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