HELPING THE NEXT GENERATION DISCOVER AND EMBRACE THEIR GOD-GIVEN MISSION
BU@CW combines the strengths of Bethel University and Colonial Woods Missionary Church. Those seeking a degree will benefit from Bethel University’s strong academics while being immersed in the leadership culture of CW. Students will receive practical ministry experience in a learning environment that promotes spiritual growth.
WHY BETHEL UNIVERSITY AT COLONIAL WOODS?
Through BU@CW, 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@CW 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@CW. 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
Starting in August 2020, BU@CW will provide 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
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
This degree is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to begin a career in business or to increase the skillset for those already working in a business setting. Students will choose a concentration area to expand their business knowledge and become more marketable in human resource management, non-profit management, health care administration, or organizational leadership. All content is delivered through the lens of a Christian world view to enable students to integrate faith in decision making to promote sound business ethics.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian 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 Science 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@CW. 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 and Michigan State Grant, the out-of-pocket cost is substantially reduced.
HERE ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS
Bethel University's admission team will notify you of acceptance and begin your enrollment at BU@CW.
4. select your classes
You will work with your advisor to select the appropriate classes pertaining to your degree.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who should apply to BU@CW?
BU@CW is for all high school graduates and interested young adults, looking to discover and embrace their God-given mission within a platform of vocational ministry or the marketplace.
Will credits from other colleges transfer or can I transfer credits from BU@CW to another college?
Yes, although each school varies in what they will or will not accept, most general classes will transfer in or transfer out to other schools.
When can I apply?
Students are admitted in either the fall (classes begin in August) or spring (classes begin in January) semesters.
Is housing available?
Unfortunately, housing is not available.
How much does it cost?
Do I get to focus my practicum on a certain track?
What do I receive if I finish?
Is this an accredited program?
Who is teaching the classes?
Does the program offer financial aid or student loans?
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.