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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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AA = Associates of Arts (2-year degree) | BS = Bachelor of Science (4-year degree) | BA = Bachelor of Arts (4-year degree)
BU Canton Associate Degrees
The foundation of the program is a Christ-centered liberal arts general education curriculum which consists of a wide range of general studies from communications skills, humanities, diversity and global awareness, social science, natural science and math, Bible and religion. These courses serve as fulfilling most of the general studies requirements of any four-year degree. Students have the opportunity to individualize their education in order to achieve a balance between developing their known interest and exploring new subject areas. This AA includes the opportunity to learn via a series of supervised practicums, if desired.
BU Canton Bachelor Degrees
The Ministry Leadership degree program incorporates in-depth Bible and theological study, while focusing on the practical skills needed to minister in today’s contemporary diverse culture. As students engage in coursework, they will also experience deeper personal spiritual growth that will enable them to provide Christ-centered leadership to meet a variety of needs. The degree offers students the flexibility to tailor their studies to emphasize biblical studies, youth ministry, or pastoral studies.