(List of degree programs generally contains those that are designed to accommodate working adults and nontraditional students.) The College of Adult & Professional Studies (CAPS) is currently offering six majors: Business Management, Christian Ministries, Communication Studies, Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, and Nursing. Additionally, the Graduate School at Bethel University offers Masters Degrees in Adult Development and Aging, Business Administration, Communication, Counseling Psychology, Education: K-12, Literacy Education, Nursing, Organizational Leadership, Special Education, and Teaching. Bethel University Graduate School also offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration.
- Bethel awards credit for the following: proficiency examinations; formal course work for which credit recommendations have been established by NCCRS and ACE-CCRS; military national experiences recommended for credit by ACE; and individualized prior learning assessment.
- Up to 30 semester credits may be earned through approved proficiency examinations (e.g., AP, CLEP, DANTES), and up to 30 semester credits may be earned from formal noncollegiate course work, by prior learning assessment, and as transfer credit for competency-based education (CBE).
The programs of the College of Adult & Professional Studies (CAPS) and the Graduate School are designed to integrate the personal and working experiences of adults with the theory presented in the curriculum from a distinctively Christian perspective.
DANTES classes are typically held one night per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) or Saturdays on Bethel's suburban St. Paul campus or at off-campus sites.