By Marketing & Communications |
March 02, 2012
Bethel’s nontraditional programs now offers its first complete degree online — a bachelor’s in business. This degree offers the same strength, quality and integrated faith as traditional on-campus offerings.
“The only difference is the delivery and pace,” says Director of Distance Learning Jason Edwards. “The faith approach will continue even online, because we are a Christ-centered college and this is reflected in everything we do.”
Edwards is hopeful that more online programs will follow, such as master’s degree programs.
In 2009, Bethel started a pilot project with one online course in world regional geography. After a successful semester, several more online classes were added and that list has continued to grow in the last several years.
Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.