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Bethel University is meeting the needs of communities and students

through education that is affordable, local, practical, and fully accredited. This extension site is in partnership with Lighthouse Ministries on the Southeast side of Canton, OH. Those seeking a degree will benefit from Bethel University’s strong academics while being immersed in the city of Canton. Students will receive practical experience in a learning environment that promotes community and spiritual growth.

WHY BU CANTON?

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PRACTICAL

Students will benefit from ministry and business apprenticeships through BU Canton. Up to 3 credit hours per semester will be given for practicum experience.  For those majors without practicums, we will work with you to find internships. These placements amount to 8-10 hours weekly of firsthand leadership, ministry, and workplace experience.

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AFFORDABLE

Bethel University offers discounted tuition to students at extension sites, allowing BU Canton to offer tuition at a much lower cost. You can earn 30 credit hours for a full year at the cost of $10,000.

*For those eligible for the Pell Grant, the out-of-pocket cost is substantially reduced.

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LOCAL

This program allows students to be a part of the Canton community as well as feel supported by local leaders and instructors.

BU Canton combines the strengths of a traditional 4-year college experience with a distance-learning community that is much more than e-learning.

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ACCREDITED

This program partners with Bethel University, which is a fully accredited institution authorized to award associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. Students of BU Canton can work towards two-year associate degrees and four-year bachelor degrees available from Bethel University.

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COHORT-BASED

BU Canton thrives through the traditional on-campus model of cohorts. This approach will allow 10-15 students to approach their educational journey together in classes, study, and spiritual development.

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CHRIST-CENTERED

Students will receive education from a college with strong Christian roots, partnered with the anabaptist theology of Lighthouse Ministries in Canton. The spiritual growth of each individual is vital to our learning environment and will be nurtured through weekly spiritual formation activities.

GET YOUR DEGREE WITHOUT THE DEBT

AA = Associates of Arts (2-year degree) | BS = Bachelor of Science (4-year degree) | BA = Bachelor of Arts (4-year degree)

READY TO BEGIN YOUR EDUCATION?

APPLY WITH CANTON SITE

To get the process started, you must first be approved by our local extension site.

Apply to BU Canton

APPLY WITH BETHEL

Next, apply to Bethel University selecting "BUx student" for your application.

Apply to Bethel

ACCEPTANCE & ENROLLMENT

Bethel University's Admission Team will notify you of acceptance and then you can begin your enrollment at BU Canton.


SELECT YOUR CLASSES

Finally, you will work with your Bethel advisor to select the appropriate classes pertaining to your degree.