New Associate Degree Begins January 2013



In order to recognize the growing demand for skill-specific degrees, Bethel University’s new School of University Studies will begin accepting applications for the rollout of their new Associate Degree Program. The new program will offer three majors including: the Associate of Science in Accounting, the Associate of Science in Information Technology, and the Associate of Arts in General Studies (for those who are undecided on a major).

     According to Associate Degree recruiter John Norwood, the interesting design of the program makes it unique for any potential student to choose from three different learning options based on their current weekly schedule.

     “The Traditional learning option will be for those who wish to experience the full effect of being a college student,” Norwood said. “This method matches up to the traditional scheduling of classes and allows for participation in any sports or other extra-curricular activities on campus, and it allows students the option to reside on campus all while working toward a degree.

     “The Hybrid option is for those who wish to experience as much of the traditional college experience as possible by mixing both the in-classroom learning experience with some online classes as well. This allows for the flexibility to better balance obligations in the classroom with practices, rehearsals, or even a part-time job.

     “The Online-Non-Traditional option is for those who already have obligations which would prohibit them from attending class in a traditional setting. All classes are offered online with no requirement to attend a physical class,” Norwood said.

     As with traditional Bethel students, laptops will be provided with tuition to all new students.

     “This will assist in reducing the need to purchase a big ticket item on the front end,” Norwood said.

     Enrollment is now open for the first Associate Degree classes which will begin in January 2013. For more information please visit or call John Norwood at (731) 415-6508 and learn how taking the step toward an Associate Degree can be helpful in reaching your personal and/or professional goals. Interested individuals may also email for more information.