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FBI National Academy

Bethel University is proud to be a gold member of the Academic Alliance for the FBI National Academy.

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Academic Alliance

The FBINAA's Academic Alliances are programs designed to offer NAA members the opportunity to further their education in a manner that is affordable and convenient. All the schools that are a part of this program are either nationally and/or regionally accredited universities offering degree programs that would interest and benefit law enforcement executives.

College Credit

Bethel University can offer college credit toward an undergraduate degree for many of your qualified life experiences and training. Qualified training may include but not limited to:

  • FBINAA training
  • Police Academy training
  • Military training
  • Some corporate training

Other experience and training may also apply. 

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Military & Veteran Tuition Reduction

Bethel University supports military service members and veterans by offering a special tuition reduction to students who are eligible. 

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Degree Programs

Bethel’s College of Professional Studies offers degree programs for busy adult learners. Study one course at a time, either online or one night a week at one of our campuses across Tennessee. 

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Testimonial from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director

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Bethel University provides a unique opportunity to learn from top professionals and practitioners in their field to earn that degree you have been seeking to enhance your future. It may be to promote through the ranks, to enhance your competitive edge for leadership positions, or to expand your marketability presently or in the future. The quality of the education is unmatched, especially for an online format. The course work builds on the knowledge that you obtain during your time at the National Academy for either undergraduate or graduate credit. I have been an adjunct facilitator for the University since 2011 because I believe in the mission of the College of Professional Studies. I have witnessed its positive impact on graduates of the program, with many who have become peers in leadership positions in the Criminal Justice field to include Chiefs, Sheriffs, and U.S. Marshalls.


David Rausch
FBI 218th National Academy
Director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Commissioner, Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice