TRAINING IN THE WAYS WHERE CONSISTENT RIPPLES LEAD TO MIGHTY WAVES OF IMPACT.
BU Hawaii is a unique college experience that combines the strengths of Bethel University on the big island. Those seeking a degree will benefit from Bethel University’s strong academics while being immersed in the culture of Hawaii. Students will receive practical ministry experience in a learning environment that promotes spiritual growth.
WHY BETHEL UNIVERSITY IN HAWAII?
BU Hawaii students will benefit from Bethel University's strong academics while being immersed in practical real life experience and mentorship that focuses on social entrepreneurship, ethical business, environmental awareness, and social justice. With Hawaii's unique emphasis on community and culture, BU Hawaii prioritizes in creating a safe and fun community for students to grow and develop with each other and with the community in which they live through one-on-one mentorship, Bible Studies, excursions, and outreach.
Through BU Hawaii, you will earn a college degree while still having the flexibility to remain at home and continue to work a part-time job.
Bethel University offers discounted tuition to students at extension sites, allowing BU Hawaii to offer tuition at a much lower cost. You can earn 30 credit hours for a full year at the cost of $10,000.
Ministry and business apprenticeships will be offered to you through BU Hawaii. Up to 3 credit hours per semester will be given for practicum experience. This amounts to 8-10 hours weekly of firsthand leadership, ministry, and workplace experience.
GET YOUR DEGREE WITHOUT THE DEBT
BU Hawaii currently provides five degree options, and we anticipate adding more potential selections in the 2021-22 and/or 2022-23 school years. The current options are:
Associate of Arts in Ministry Leadership
The degree is designed to offer a more robust general studies core to traditional-aged students while providing them with a cognate of Christian ministries-related courses and a series of church-based supervised ministry practicums. The goal of the degree is to foster students' ability to think deeply and Christlike and to minister and communicate well in an increasingly diverse American context. As students engage in coursework, the goal is for them to experience deeper personal spiritual growth that will enable them to provide Christ-centered leadership to meet a variety of needs.
Associate of Arts in General Studies
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.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership
The Christian 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.
Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral and Social Science
The B.S. Degree in Behavioral and Social Science is designed for students with the interest and passion for helping people. The behavioral and social science degree program develops the skills needed for working in social service agencies, group homes, crisis centers, mental health agencies, religious organizations, extended care facilities and substance abuse centers. This degree would also position students to earn a Master's degree in counseling or social work.
Total cost is for one year of tuition and fees at BU Hawaii. The price is based on 15 credits per semester, including 3 practicum hours. The cost will increase if the student registers for additional credits.
*For those eligible for the Pell Grant the out-of-pocket cost is substantially reduced.
HERE ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS:
1. APPLY WITH US
Fill out this short info form to get the process started and get more info. Our site director will get in touch with you shortly.
2. APPLY WITH BETHEL
Students should transfer FAFSA, SAT/ACT scores, and school transcripts to Bethel University.
*All students must meet the admission criteria for Bethel University.
3. ACCEPTANCE &
Bethel University's admission team will notify you of acceptance and begin your enrollment at BU Hawaii.
4. SELECT YOUR CLASSES
You will work with your advisor to select the appropriate classes pertaining to your degree.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who should apply to BU Hawaii?
How much does it cost?
*Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students may apply for the Federal Pell Grant and Indiana residents may apply for Indiana state grants. For eligible students with the most need, these grants may substantially reduce their out-of-pocket costs.
Will credits from other colleges transfer or can I transfer credits from BU Hawaii to another college?
When can I apply?
Is housing available?
Do I get to focus my practicum on a certain track?
What degree do I receive when I finish?
Is this an accredited program?
Who is teaching the classes?
Does the program offer financial aid or student loans?
BU Hawaii enables enrolled students to pay for their college experience using federal financial aid. To know if you are eligible for such funding, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov and maintain 12 credit hours each semester.
Many scholarships received from organizations outside of Bethel University can be applied to the cost of your education.
Bethel University will assist you in understanding all of your financial options.