Bethany College of the Assemblies of God: Distance Learning Programs

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Scotts Valley, California
External Degree Program

Bethany College of the Assemblies of God was founded in 1919. It is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It first offered distance learning courses in 1992. In fall 2003, there were 120 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, e-mail services, library services, tutoring.

Contact Ms. Julia J. Garcia, Assistant Director, Bethany College of the Assemblies of God, 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Telephone: 800-843-9410. Fax: 831-430-0953. E-mail: [email protected].


AA Church Ministries; Early Child Development; General Studies

BA Addiction Studies; Applied Professional Studies; Biblical and Theological Studies; Church Leadership; Early Child Development; General Ministries; Liberal Arts; Psychology

Certificate Addiction Counseling Certification Program

MA Arts

Special Message

Bethany College (BC) was founded in 1919. Now, each semester, through its External Degree Program (EDP), BC offers more than eighty courses that lead to a dozen AA and BA degrees. The School of Distributed Learning also offers one-night-a-week degree completion programs in San Jose, California; Las Vegas, Nevada, and Santa Cruz County, California. (These programs require physical attendance). Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Bethany offers its students an excellent education. BC has helped hundreds of students to complete their degrees since 1992. EDP is designed for people who want to complete an accredited Bachelor of Arts degree conveniently and quickly, without relocating to a college campus. The program is offered electronically, with shared and collaborative learning facilitated by instructors who are involved in today's corporate environment and thoroughly understand it. Campus visits are thus not required. Interaction takes place via computer, telephone, or fax. Students have the convenience and ease that user-friendly technology can bring to education, without the struggles of a manual, correspondence-driven system. Students have online access to orientation information, library services, registration, and the College's bookstore. With electronically mediated classes there are no classes to attend, no commuting, no late-night or other travel. Goals can be achieved and students can complete their degrees and move ahead in their career with increased skills and insight through this unique approach to a traditional college education. For further information, interested students should contact the School of Distributed Learning (telephone: 800-843-9410 (toll-free); fax: 831-430-0953; e-mail: [email protected]) or visit the Website at


Undergraduate— anthropology; applied mathematics; archaeology; area, ethnic and cultural studies, other; bible/biblical studies; biblical and other theological languages and literatures; bilingual/bicultural education; biological and physical sciences; biological sciences/life sciences, other; biology, general; child care and guidance workers and managers; classical and ancient Near Eastern languages and literatures; clinical psychology; communications, general; communications technologies; community psychology; counseling psychology; cultural studies; demography/population studies; developmental and child psychology; English composition; English language and literature, general; family and community studies; fine arts and art studies; foreign languages and literatures; geography; Greek languages and literatures (modern); history; liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities; mathematical statistics; missions/missionary studies and missiology; pastoral counseling and specialized ministries; philosophy and religion; physical sciences, general; political science and government; psychology; religion/religious studies; religious education; social psychology; social sciences and history, other; social sciences, general; sociology; theological and ministerial studies.

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