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Adult and Graduate Studies

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Requirements

General Studies HOURS
COL 181 Adult Student Orientation 0-1
ENGL 101,
Written Communication II & III 6
    Speech Communication 3
    Literature/Art/Music/Drama 6
    Sociology/Social Science 6
    History 3
    Psychology 3
    Bible/Religion 9
    Foreign Language 6
    Philosophy 3
    College Mathematics 3
    Fitness/Wellness/Health/Physical Education 2
    Science (Lab Optional) 3-4
  Primary Concentration in one subject area 15*
  Secondary Concentration in one subject area 12
  Secondary Concentration in another subject area 9
Total Hours   36
Elective Hours   33-35

*(At least 18 semester hours within the concentration areas must be completed at Bethel College.)


  • Innovative and accelerated academic program
  • Convenient 8 week evening and Saturday courses
  • Credit opportunities for prior learning experience
  • Transfer friendly
  • Personal assistance with academic advising
  • Gives students the flexibility to create a degree tailored to their own interests.