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’s Physics alumni now make up a strong core of our measurement and automation team. Beyond their obvious technical abilities, they demonstrate the character of Christ in their endeavors which above all is valued I wish to express my gratitude for your teaching and referrals of such excellent people.–Dave Dikken
While interviewing with a Bethel alum for a position at UnitedHealth Group, the interviewer asked me to consider joining the International Audit department instead of the position for which I had applied. At the time, I had next to no idea what working in International Audit entailed! That same Bethel alum also connected me to the Healthcare Reform opportunity three years later. So, it’s safe to say that my career path was undeniably influenced by Bethel and this wonderful alum who decided to take a chance on me – not just once, but twice.–Chin-Chin Lin
Bethel gave me an exceptional foundation in nursing. Emphasis was placed on providing holistic, quality care. Upon graduation I was well prepared for bedside nursing as well as pursuing an advanced practice, doctoral degree.–Charitey (Rowden) Robar
Aside from giving me an extraordinary background in the Bible, Christian history, and theology, the BTS major allowed me to develop skills in close reading, research, and writing that continue to serve me well after graduation.–Sara Misgen