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Designed for those seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree, the online B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (general studies online degree) at Bethel University allows you to make the most of your previous educational experiences in order to advance your career.
This fully online general studies degree allows you to pursue professional advancement while developing your areas of interest. Rooted in liberal arts, our core curriculum gives you a comprehensive academic foundation through courses in communications, humanities, diversity and global awareness, social science, natural science and math, religion and philosophy, and wellness. Beyond this core curriculum, you may structure your degree with up to three different concentration areas, depending on your transfer credits and topics of interest. Bethel is committed to helping you finish your degree as soon as possible. That’s why we allow you to transfer up to three-fourths of your necessary credits.
All classes are taught by experienced faculty and adjunct professors, who provide both academic and mentorship support. Because the program is fully online, it is well suited to the needs of working adults. Classes begin six times per year, are asynchronous, and do not require on-campus meetings or office hours. The online general studies degree can be completed in as little as two years.
Upon graduation, you’ll have the training you need to advance in your area of interest, or further your studies at the graduate level. Many of our graduates continue in the field of business or enter positions of management. All are situated to potentially gain increased income and go further in their careers.
Bethel University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole.