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Students interested in history, philosophy, political science, and related fields have several opportunities to enrich and extend their learning.

Teaching Assistants

Each of our professors works with one or two undergraduate teaching assistants, who are paid to help faculty with grading, tutoring, research, and other responsibilities. TA jobs are also available in general education courses like Christianity and Western Culture, Humanities, and Inquiry Seminar, and several of our students have worked on digitization projects in the Bethel University Library.

Model United Nations

Model UN is an interdisciplinary, extracurricular activity that connects students at Bethel who are interested in a variety of international issues. The club holds events on campus to raise awareness and literacy on international issues ranging from global health to international security to international law. Model UN also participates in national simulations with other colleges and universities from around the country, representing countries such as Germany, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and China in recent years.


Internships are a great way to connect learning to career preparation and networking. Our students have worked as interns in organizations like the Minnesota State Legislature, the Minnesota Historical Society, and local corporations. In addition, our students have access to a special paid internship program with the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society.

Pietas Honors Program

Bethel’s Pietas Honors Program is open to students from any major, forming a cross-disciplinary community of learners who challenge and inspire each other throughout their time together at Bethel. The core program consists of four honors courses that also fulfill general education requirements. (Students receive free textbooks in those courses.) The program also hosts special events throughout the year and offers opportunities for collaborative research projects and service leadership. 

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