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.
The faculty taught me to think critically, interrogate social phenomenon, and apply my learning for improving communities. I was prepared professionally and academically from the immense academic, intellectual, and personal support from faculty, with whom I developed lasting friendships.–Ryan Steel
Formative opportunities in research, clinical experience, career clarity, and preparedness to contribute to integration of psychology and Christianity movement, have all impacted my continuing education. Faculty taught me how to be a Christian scholar and fully engaged in my community.–Ryan Horvis
Bethel's liberal arts curricula greatly prepared me for graduate work in musicology. Already accustomed to making interdisciplinary connections, I was able to think more creatively about my research and to synthesize what I had learned with more insight and clarity.–Eve Ruotsinoja
I attribute so much of my success as an actor to my time at Bethel.–Wes Mouri