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Online Programs

Bethel College is currently offering online programs in ministerial, biblical, and missions studies, which will allow you to earn your degree anytime, anywhere.

Are online courses right for you?
  • Do you have access to a computer?
  • Do you have reliable Internet access?
  • Are you comfortable navigating the Internet?
  • Do you manage your time reasonably well?
  • Do you follow instructions reasonably well?
  • Do you feel comfortable communicating electronically?
  • Do you consider yourself to be an average or better reader?

If you answered yes to these questions, you are a prime candidate for online courses. If you have any questions about whether online courses are right for you, please contact one of our academic counselors at studentaffairs@bcva.edu or 757-826-1883, ext 215.

Diploma in Church Ministries

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. View the program course requirements, program objectives, and additional information about the Diploma in Church Ministries.

Associate of Science in Church Ministries

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. View the program course requirements, program objectives, and additional information about the Associate of Science in Church Ministries

Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries - Ministerial Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries with a concentration in Ministerial Leadership is a four-year program that is designed to prepare the student for leadership positions in their chosen field in 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. View the program course requirements, program objectives, and additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries - Ministerial Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries – Biblical Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries with a concentration in Biblical Studies is a four-year program that is designed to prepare the student for teaching positions in the biblical/theological fields in a church ministry and for further graduate studies in biblical/theological fields. 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. View the program course requirements, program objectives, and additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries – Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries – Missions

The Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries with a concentration in Missions is a four-year program that is designed to prepare the student for a career on the mission field. 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. View the program course requirements, program objectives, and additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries – Missions

Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries - Christian Counseling

The Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries with a concentration in Christian Counseling is a non-licensure, non-clinical four-year program that is designed to prepare the student for advanced studies in the Christian Counseling field or for pastoral care positions. It 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. This program specializes in providing opportunities for practical experience and training in the field of Christian Counseling with the expectation that students would pursue additional studies for licensure or would be prepared for pastoral care positions. The program does not meet the requirements for a Virginia professional counseling license. Christian Counseling

Accreditation

Bethel College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), 5575 S. Semoran Blvd Suite 26, Orlando, Florida 32822-1781, 407-207-0808; to grant degrees at the Diploma, Associate, and Bachelor levels.
Bethel College has received State Certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to operate in Virginia as an institution of postsecondary education.

Filing Complaints
In Oct 29 2010, the U.S. Department of Education published a regulation which, among other provisions, required out-of-state providers of online and distance education to provide its students and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency. As out-of-state students are admitted into the college, the appropriate state agency complaint contacts will be published here.
Bethel College Accrediting Agency contacts:

The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
5575 S. Semoran Blvd Suite 26, Orlando, Florida 32822-1781
Phone: 407-207-0808

Virginia contacts:
SCHEV provides a webpage for students who may have a complaint against a college

Maryland contacts:
Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-528-8662 FREE/888/743/0823 (toll free)

Pennsylvania contacts:
To file a formal complaint against a postsecondary institution, follow the appropriate procedure process for Community Colleges, Colleges, Universities and Seminaries

For Additional Information:
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Fl | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.8228 | Fax: 717.722.3622
Tuition & Fees for the 2014-2015 Academic Year:

$250 per college credit or $50 per audit credit
$50 Student Activity fee per semester for on-campus student
$50 Technology fee per semester for online student
Bethel College Refund Policy provides for full and partial refunds depending on how far in the semester before the student drops the class.  The college Refund Policy can be found in the Bethel College Online Student Handbook.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who meet the qualifications and requirements in the form of Federal financial aid, Veteran’s Administration Educational Benefits, institution-sponsored financial aid

Academic Integrity

As a Christian institution, Bethel College is committed to the principle of truth and honesty as revealed in the Bible. Therefore, academic dishonesty is taken very seriously. Academic dishonesty encompasses plagiarism, unauthorized assistance, offering false information, or theft of unauthorized materials related to academic work. For example, when you are given access to Edvance360, our online course software, you are expected to keep confidential your username and password and to never allow anyone else to log-in to your account. Allowing others to log in and participate as you is considered a breach of academic integrity and could result in you being removed from the college. When you log-in to Edvance360, you do so with the understanding and agreement to produce your own work, to complete course activities yourself, and to take course exams, tests or quizzes without the assistance of others.

If evidence of academic dishonesty is discovered, the student will receive a grade of 0% for the work in question. It is possible for a student to receive a failing grade for the class or to be suspended or expelled from the college.