Continuing its commitment to higher education and the adult learner, Bethel University will expand its services to Camden. Located at Benton County Career and Technical Center, classes will begin on Feb. 25, 2021.
“Our goal was a physical location that offered a higher education opportunity, and Bethel affords us such an opportunity as the quality of education is top-notch,” said Benton County Mayor Brett Lashlee. “We are excited about pursuing this for the long-term.”
The Camden location will offer an in-person Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree program. This program’s core curriculum creates a foundation for learning developed for busy adults who have little or no previous college credit. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to enter a range of entry-level professional careers or matriculate into Bethel’s Associate’s to Bachelor’s Degree program. Courses are writing-based and students will attend one five-week course at a time.
“Bethel’s College of Professional Studies programs are designed for working adults who need the flexibility to earn a degree,” said Dr. Kimberly Martin, Vice President of the College of Professional Studies.
Currently, Benton County residents have to travel outside of the county or attend classes online to earn a college degree.