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Your journey starts here.

Explore your passions. Test your skills. Own your faith.

Study what you love

Work alongside nationally recognized faculty who will empower you to leverage your strengths and lead with confidence.

Practice what you learn

Get hands-on, real-life experience through research, community service, and internships so that you’re prepared for what’s next.

Live what you believe

Think critically about your convictions so that you can remain rooted in your beliefs while rising to meet the world’s challenges.

Study what you love

Extraordinary education starts with extraordinary teachers.

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At Bethel, you’ll learn under passionate, engaged professors—many with Ivy League credentials—who will support you, challenge you, and collaborate with you on everything from high-level research to national conference presentations.

Whether you’re rolling up your sleeves in our cadaver lab or connecting over a cup of coffee after class, our faculty will encourage you to pursue your passions and map out a path toward the career you’ve always wanted.

99%

recent grads are employed or in graduate school

Top 12%

best colleges for your money

- Money Magazine

100+

internship sites at companies like NASA, Medtronic, and 3M

Find your major or program

We offer more than 100 areas of study for undergrads, as well as programs for adult undergrad, graduate, and seminary students. Enter a career or area of interest to find and compare majors, programs, certificates, and licenses.

Practice what you learn

Turn competence into confidence.

Students walk on a path at Bethel University.

Some of the best learning comes from doing. That’s why we weave hundreds of hands-on experiences into our programs—like collaborative research, internships, study abroad, and service learning, to name a few.

Whether you’re a computer science student designing a corporate website or an aspiring nurse participating in end-of-life simulations, you’ll take your learning beyond the classroom so that you’re prepared to be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

99%

incoming students who receive financial aid

$70k

median salary for recent CAPS graduates

30+

study abroad destinations

Neuroscience Research

Biology and psychology students collaborated with researchers at Boston University to advance modern science’s understanding and treatment of memory loss.

Investment Fund
Student-Managed Investment Fund

Our business and finance students manage a $1 million investment fund for both institutional and outside investors.

Textura Magazine
Award-Winning Publications

In a collaborative project, art and journalism students traveled abroad to produce a national award-winning cultural magazine.

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Conference Presentations

Students across the arts and sciences conduct research with faculty advisers, and many present their findings at conference locally and nationwide.

Journalism Class Partners with Elementary School in St. Paul’s Frogtown Neighborhood
Community Partnerships

Journalism students rack up hands-on leadership experience while helping local fourth- and fifth-graders create their first school newspaper.

Human Cadavers
Human Cadaver Lab

A rare opportunity in undergraduate education, science students study human anatomy—along with faith and ethics—in Bethel’s on-campus cadaver lab.

Live what you believe

Every calling begins with a single truth.

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Beyond academics, there's something that draws Bethel students together. It's a sense of calling, a commitment to shared values, and a deep desire to fulfill a greater purpose.

You’ll be challenged to think critically about your convictions and consider some of life’s most difficult questions from a Christian perspective. And when you take your place in our increasingly diverse world, you’ll know what it means to own your faith and live for something more.

70%

recent alumni volunteer their time to charitable causes

68%

recent alumni hold leadership roles in their work, church, or community

85%

alumni active in faith community

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Chapel

Here, attending Chapel is a choice. Three times a week, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from campus pastors and renowned speakers.

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Shift

Our Shift ministry will invest in your spiritual development and help you build community on your freshman floor while you transition to college life.

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Vespers

Our Sunday evening Vespers services, led entirely by student vocalists and instrumentalists who are passionate about ministering through music.

My faith grew immensely during my time at Bethel, in part from being surrounded by so many wonderful friends and mentors who encouraged me to dig deeper. I have been challenged to ask more difficult questions while reconciling my faith with a world filled with so much injustice. Entering into dialogue with others about the messiness in life has really led me to grow closer to God.

My faith grew immensely during my time at Bethel, in part from being surrounded by so many wonderful friends and mentors who encouraged me to dig deeper. I have been challenged to ask more difficult questions while reconciling my faith with a world filled with so much injustice. Entering into dialogue with others about the messiness in life has really led me to grow closer to God.

Katie Cudo '19
My college experience not only gave me the knowledge I needed to pursue a career in medicine, but also provided me with opportunities to gain real-life skills that increased my confidence as both a researcher and a Christian. Having this experience in a Christian environment allowed me to learn with others who share similar core values and reminded me that faith can exist in every aspect of our lives.

My college experience not only gave me the knowledge I needed to pursue a career in medicine, but also provided me with opportunities to gain real-life skills that increased my confidence as both a researcher and a Christian. Having this experience in a Christian environment allowed me to learn with others who share similar core values and reminded me that faith can exist in every aspect of our lives.

Hannah Manion '18
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Tucked serenely into the woods of Arden Hills, our waterfront campuses are just 15 minutes north of the Twin Cities. Come and experience our vibrant community for yourself—we’d love to show you around.

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News & Events

Math Class Creates Model for Food Packing Plant in Nepal

Math Class Creates Model for Food Packing Plant in Nepal

Math and computer science students worked with Feed My Starving Children and Venture to digitally model a food packing plant in Nepal.

December 12, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Psychology Students Develop Motivational Material to Encourage Healthy Eating

Using what they learned in their Motivation and Emotion course, students spent the semester creating programming ideas for The Family Place in Saint Paul.

December 11, 2018 | 11:15 a.m.

Leaning into the Momentum

Nikole Logan GS'18 was pursuing her Doctor of Education in K-12 Administration degree at Bethel when she experienced unanticipated changes in her personal life—but what could have been a roadblock became a catalyst for spiritual, professional, and personal growth.

November 30, 2018 | 12:30 p.m.

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Events

DEC 14 2018

Winter Commencement Luncheon 2018

1 p.m. The Underground

Celebrate your student's accomplishments at this special commencement luncheon.

DEC 14 2018

CAS Winter Commencement

4 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Ceremony for graduating students from the College of Arts and Sciences

DEC 14 2018

Commencement - CAPS/GS

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

For graduating students in the College of Adult Professional Studies and Graduate School

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