The College of Arts & Sciences at Bethel University offers a compelling and complete liberal arts education grounded in Christian values. We produce talented young scientists, artists, engineers, teachers, writers, and leaders who are strong in their faith and passionate about contributing to the kingdom.
With more than half of our students taking part in 30 off-campus study options, we send out graduates who lead and serve with a global perspective.
We want our students to graduate feeling prepared to make real contributions in their fields, so we place an emphasis on undergraduate scholarship and research. We offer a variety of hands-on research experiences and student/faculty collaborations, giving students the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary for success.
Majors, Minors, and More
The college comprises dozens of academic departments representing the full breadth of the arts, sciences, business disciplines, and humanities.
Take a close look at our undergraduate programs:
Our Classroom Experience
Our newest classroom space is designed to incorporate technology, media, and student collaboration into the learning experience.
Values-Based General Education Curriculum
Bethel's general education curriculum prepares Christians to thrive in a complex and fast-changing world. Through a program of basic requirements spread out over 4 years, we focus on competencies that allow graduates to adapt—such as technical, communication, relational, and cross-cultural skills. All students learn to reason, to quantify, to compute, to create, to collaborate, and most importantly, to integrate faith with all fields of knowledge.
Our faculty are distinguished scholars and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.
Bethel provided me with an invaluable foundation in critically thinking and communicating about music, faith and culture. Most of my colleagues have never had the opportunity, as I did, to regularly perform in an excellent venue like Benson Great Hall.–Madeline Veenker
My time in Bethel's Biblical and Theological Studies Department was intellectually stimulating and spiritually formative. It ignited me to pursue a career in Biblical Studies. On account of Bethel's incredible professors and in depth course offerings, I entered graduate school with a major advantage. I also learned by example how to be a Christian scholar and use my mind in service of the Church.–Tucker Ferda
The honors program was rewarding and beneficial. Participating in the community stretched my understanding and experiences and produced close friendships. The program provided amazing opportunities to work closely with Bethel faculty and others on projects uniquely suited to my interests.–Tim Larson
The philosophy department at Bethel exposed me not only to challenging intellectual ideas, but also to new ways of thinking and learning. The experience helped to prepare me for the rigorous academic requirements of both law school and legal practice.–Eva Rodelius