Accelerated Year-Round Classes. Complete Your Degree Faster*
Since 1891, Beal University has established a strong reputation for training capable professionals. With a variety of job-focused programs, Beal University is recognized for producing graduates that are sought after by employers. We preserve our excellent reputation within the Bangor community by taking on promising students, such as yourself, and giving them the right tools and learning environment so they’ll excel when they enter the job market.
Start Your New Career
From short term diploma programs to Master’s degrees, Beal University is convenient, with six start dates per year, classes on campus and online. You’ll love the small town feel of Beal University while getting an education that’ll put you on a better path in life. So if now is the right time for you, the best place to start is to schedule a tour with our Admissions team!
Beal University offers a variety of programs such as Healthcare, Business & Accounting, Law Enforcement, Addiction Counseling, Nursing, and the Trades, complimenting our Business-focused origins. At Beal, our programs have multiple tiers – if you only want to go to school for 9 months we have a diploma program that might be right for you. Once you complete the diploma program, work in the field and are ready to move up, we’re here to help you earn your Associate’s degree! Then, use your tuition reimbursement to come back to us for your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees!
When you graduate, you will enter the workforce with confidence, knowing that your skills are highly valuable in today’s economic environment. By conducting careful research into employment gaps within our local economy, Beal University works to close these gaps by establishing programs that provide fully trained, competent, workplace-ready graduates.
With many Diploma, Associate & Bachelor Degrees to choose from, you can pick a program that suits your interests, values and career goals.
Online Class Delivery
All degree programs** at Beal University are offered with hybrid learning options and several programs are 100% online! At Beal, you can take many classes online from the comfort of your home. Distance learning fits your life schedule, letting you complete your courses stress-free. And with our degree programs, the first 4-6 months of your program can be completed online, so there’s no need to put off your education. Hybrid and online learning options give you the peace of mind, flexibility, and support that you need to succeed!
- Healthcare Programs
There is a high demand for trained healthcare professionals right now, which is why Beal University offers Associate's Degrees in Nursing, Medical Assisting, Health Information Technology, and Medical Office Specialist. No matter what your area of interest is, we've got the healthcare program for you.
- AS Nursing
You want to make a difference in peoples' lives, throughout health, illness, and recovery. You're confident that you could provide preventative training, treat medical emergencies and help people heal from injury or illness - that's why Nursing is the right path for you! Start your Nursing Associates Degree at Beal University today.
- Business Programs
Beal University has a rich business-focused history, founded as a Business College by Miss Mary Beal in 1891. Our strong business legacy continues with programs in Accounting, Administration, and Human Resources. Come to Beal University to learn from the most established business University in Bangor.
- Law Enforcement
You want to help people by providing protection, security and instilling peace among the public. You're confident that you could investigate illegal activities and handle emergencies with sound judgment - that's why Law Enforcement is the right path for you. Start your Law Enforcement Degree at Beal University today.
- Addiction Counseling
You want to make a difference in peoples' lives during their darkest hours. You're confident that you could give impactful counseling services for those who are struggling with addiction - that's why the Addiction Counseling Diploma or Degree program at Beal University may be the right choice for you.
- Welding Technology
If you prefer a hands-on career rather than being stuck behind a desk, consider taking the Welding Technology Associate's Degree at Beal University. This dependable trade will give you countless career options to choose from, and skilled workers will always be in demand. Take the first steps to start an exciting Welding career at Beal University today.
- Bachelors in Nursing
Our online program will continue to develop your nursing knowledge without impacting your nursing practice. Our curriculum was developed with a strong focus on culture, diversity, integrity and a global view of healthcare. This program develops nurses in the generalist role in alignment with the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (AACN).
- Biomedical Science
If you're looking to start a science-related position in a variety of interesting industries, our Online Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science program can help you get there. Our program provides training in physics, chemistry, microbiology, and much more.
- Healthcare Sciences
If you're interested in starting a career in the Healthcare field or are looking to enhance your existing one, then pursuing a Healthcare Sciences Associate or Bachelor Degree could be an excellent opportunity for you. You will learn a variety of interesting topics including Biology, Bioinformatics, Pathophysiology and much more.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
If you're looking to expand your nursing career opportunities, Beal University's Master of Science in Nursing Degree could be the right fit for you. Our program provides training in nursing theory, research and evidence-based practice, leadership, professional role development, health policy and information systems.
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Are you ready to take the next step in your business career? Our Master's in Business Administration (MBA) program provides training in a variety of topics that can result in career growth from supervisory to management or leadership positions in an organization or business.
Is Beal University Right for You? Take the Beal University “Education Training Readiness Quiz”
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Why Choose Beal University
There are many reasons to attend Beal University. Consider these:
- Accelerated Degree Programs – Our terms are only 8-weeks long and classes run year-round, enabling you to complete your degree quickly
- Flexible Schedule – Classes offered in-person, online or in a hybrid format (partly on-campus and online) during the day or evening
- Small School – Our smaller setting provides a tight knit community to thrive academically and professionally
- Articulation and Transfer Agreements – Beal has articulation agreements with many local high schools. Beal also accepts up to 75% transfer credits, earned at other accredited colleges/universities into degree programs
- Career Opportunities – Our graduates are in demand by employers as our programs are aligned with job opportunities with the local area
Learn about all of the services and resources that Beal University has to offer you – our mission, history, vision, community outreach, and how we can help you get ahead with your training.Learn More
Beal University’s Financial Aid advisors will assist you in applying for federal grants and loans, veterans benefits, and Maine State grant assistance for those students who are eligible.Learn More
An Accredited Institution
Beal University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. This means Beal University meets strict regulations that were put in place to protect you as a student. Accreditation also allows a school to offer Financial Aid to eligible students, which is important for many people to afford University.
Get a Taste of What it’s Like to Attend Beal
At Beal, you’ll have all the help and support you need, with services like academic advising, career guidance, special needs and disability accommodation, peer tutoring, learning resources, library, bookstore, computer resources, cafe, and a fitness center. Watch the virtual tour to see for yourself…
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*Program length when completed in normal time.
**Except Welding Technology, Addiction Counseling and Law Enforcement Diploma Programs