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.
While abroad, God broke my heart for the injustices happening in the lives of women. The support and mentoring I received from the department taught me to speak and act strongly against injustice, offering healing hope to the hurting.–Emily Defenbaugh
After graduation I interned at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, which turned into a job.–Sarah Lee
The faculty encouraged and challenged me to not settle for good enough. They fostered strong personal character alongside becoming a strong social worker. Their approach to persevere through challenges impacted my work ethic in all levels of social work.–Stephen Horn
My degree has not only enhanced my knowledge of the Bible, theology, and Church history, it taught me how to engage my faith in a world that is full of different ideas, beliefs, and faith practices.–Daniel Commerford