Bethel University at La Casa de Cristo
Welcome to your college community, nestled in the local church. Earn your fully-accredited degree through a private Christian college right on La Casa’s campus. Surround yourself with a Christ-centered community who cares about you and walks alongside your academic and life success. Ready for your future? Start here.
This local program offers a discounted tuition to students from standard Bethel University tuition – all while upholding the same excellence. Students can earn 30 credit hours for a full year at the cost of only $10,000. Additional financial assistance may also apply.
Through BU La Casa, you will earn a college degree while still being able to remain in your local community of the Valley of the Sun. The BU La Casa program is designed with your best interests in mind; it’s close to home, affordable, and practical.
We want to support you. Students enrolling in the fall 2021 semester are eligible for up to $2,500 in scholarships from La Casa de Cristo! Students may apply for a $500 scholarship, as well as the “First Class” scholarship of $2,000 – these are only available for enrollment in the 2021 semester. Speak with the Site Director, Pastor Matt Knopf, for more information.
Choose Your Degree Path
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. More Information
This program is designed to train graduates to meet the cybersecurity needs of organizations in financial, educational, corporate and government settings. With a rigorous curriculum that provides a deep understanding of key topics in computer systems, cyberlaw, policy creation and compliance, it combines industry best practices with real-world application. Learn More
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. Learn More
This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively to target audiences, develop promotional materials and implement successful marketing strategies. With a comprehensive curriculum that features core business topics and specialized marketing coursework, the online bachelor’s in marketing features an emphasis on social media and the latest industry approaches. This program is an accelerated course of study, transfer-friendly and can be completed in two years. Learn More
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. Learn More
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 Christianly and to minister and communicate well in an increasingly diverse American context. 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. Learn More
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. Learn More: Ministries Track or Biblical Studies Track
This innovative degree allows students to custom-design their degree plan to better pursue unique avenues in their professional development. Rooted in liberal arts, our core curriculum gives you a comprehensive academic foundation through courses in communications, humanities, diversity and global awareness, social science, natural science and math, religion and philosophy, and wellness. Beyond this core curriculum, you may structure your degree with up to three different concentration areas, depending on your transfer credits and topics of interest. Learn More
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
One can apply at any time. We will talk together about the best time for you to start your journey with BU La Casa. Students enter into classes in either the fall (classes begin in August) or spring (classes begin in January) semesters.
IS THIS AN ACCREDITED PROGRAM?
Yes, La Casa is in partnership with Bethel University. Bethel University is a fully-accredited institution in Mishawaka, Indiana authorized to award associates, bachelor, and master’s degrees. BU La Casa serves as an extension site of Bethel University.
WHO IS TEACHING THE CLASSES?
Bethel University provides the academic courses for students, meaning you will be taught by BU professors.
WHAT DEGREE DO I RECEIVE WHEN I FINISH?
There are both two-year associate degrees and four-year bachelor degrees available from Bethel University. Both degrees offer valuable life experience, leadership development, and ministry training from serving at the local church. See more about the degrees available above.
IS HOUSING AVAILABLE?
Housing is not currently available.
Enjoy this presentation by BU La Casa Academic Director Kristi Monesmith. Recorded in the Gathering Place at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church.
Opening Prayer by Pastor Jeff Ruby
Welcome by Pastor Matt Knopf
Introduction of Academic Director Kristi Monesmith
“What is BU La Casa?” Presentation
Questions and Answers