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Online Education

Center for Teaching and Learning

Pre-College Online Education

Bethel College offers pre-college students the opportunity to take online General Psychology, which is a general education requirement. High school students can request a transcript after course completion. Currently, the course is offered yearly in the spring semester. See below for more information, and contact Dr. Rachel Messer with questions regarding the course, or Tammy Shirley in the Registrar’s Office to enroll. Please note that high school students should consult their high school guidance counselor prior to enrolling to ensure that they meet course admission requirements.

  • The course is a survey of the field of psychology. It is required for psychology majors and fulfills a social science general education requirement for all Bethel students (it is transferable as well).
  • High schools have the option of cross-listing with their own required psychology courses for dual credit.
  • The course comes with a competitive pre-college tuition.
  • An online, open-source textbook written by topical experts in the field is used (no cost unless student wants to purchase $15 copy from the publisher).
  • Online tutoring is available through the Center for Academic Development through chat and email, and faculty virtual office hours occur several times weekly.
  • An online student advisor is available for online students to communicate with regarding pursuing other courses at Bethel College or for questions about enrollment or transferring.

College Consortium Courses

Bethel College is part of the College Consortium, an online academic course sharing platform. Students at Bethel and several other regional and KICA colleges and universities have the opportunity to enroll in online courses at other consortium schools, with seamless transcript and transfer credit processing. Please contact Marcia Miller in the Registrar’s Office if you are interested in adding an online consortium course to your schedule.


Kelsay Rychener is the online student adviser.

Rachel Messer is the contact for all other online education inquiries.

We also offer a full RN-to-BSN program online. Please contact Geri Tyrell, Director of Nursing, or Heather Moore, Admissions Coordinator, for more information.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.