Classes and Schedule

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Class Format and Length

Students attend online or on-site classes at their local church. Classes are taught by BU adjunct or full-time faculty. Apprenticeships are led by church or community leaders. BU-X works with local churches to create a custom Fall and Spring semester schedule of courses that fits their programs. 

Classes are taught in a 7-week accelerated format. Classes are offered in an online, hybrid, or live on-site model depending on the demand for the class.  

Fall 2020
First Seven Weeks
Break Spring 2021
Class 1 - Online or On-Site: 3 credits   Class 3 - Online or On-Site: 3 credits
Class 2 - Online or On-Site: 3 credits   Class 4 - Online or On-Site: 3 credits
Full Semester

One Practicum Class – 3 credits (14 weeks with a week’s break in-between)*

*Not every student will be required to complete a practicum.

Course Schedule

Please visit the Bethel University Course Schedule to view available courses by term, semester, and year. 

Academic Catalog

Visit the Bethel University Academic Catalog to find details about your preferred major. 

Fall 2020 Spring 2021
1st 7 weeks: Aug. 23 - Oct. 10 1st 7 weeks: Jan. 10 - Feb. 27
2nd 7 weeks: Oct. 18 - Dec. 5 2nd 7 weeks: March 7 - April 24
Full Semester: Aug. 23 - Dec. 5 Full Semester: Jan. 10 - April 24
An online course begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday at midnight (EST).