Established in 1919, Bethany University was originally a training school known as Glad Tidings Bible Institute. It became a degree granting institution in 1955, and was named Bethany College of the Assemblies of God in 1990. In 2005, it was granted university status. This institute, which was the first to be founded by the Assemblies of God, is in Scotts Valley, California.
The university grants associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees, as well as certificates. Students can choose from over 15 majors and more than 20 minors that are offered through the following schools:
The sports teams of Bethany University, which are known as the Bruins, are members of the California Pacific Conference, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The athletics department fields teams in basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball, and softball. The students also publish a newspaper called the "Dialog", and a yearbook known as the "Tidings".
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