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The Pietas Honors Program enables intellectually curious and academically gifted students to honor God with the life of the mind. While learning in a collaborative community of students and faculty, members of the Pietas Program enrich their education by critically engaging complex questions and contributing to the mission of the university. Valuing all academic disciplines, they commit to exercise their talents diligently, working and serving generously in a lifelong pursuit of God’s truth.

Several courses with a cohort of various majors will enhance the liberal arts perspective. Program community events throughout the academic year develop a tight-knit group of scholars and friends. Close interaction with faculty and the capstone project senior year provide room for further study of a special interest within your major.

Program Highlights

Unique experiences

The Pietas Program incorporates four Honors courses, individual academic research projects, community activities, and a final project your senior year.

Supportive cohort

You’ll participate in the Pietas Program with a group of peers who will take Honors classes together each year, and share in Pietas activities together to build supportive and fun relationships.

Projects with faculty

You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with professors on projects that explore your interests and goals, from scientific experiments to original artistic works, plus blend advanced work into the courses already required for your major.

Go deeper into your degree

The Pietas Program allows you to study your field, but go even deeper. You’ll work with your professors to incorporate advanced study within your regular classes and complete a Senior Honors Capstone, which will culminate your academic experience.

Available to any major

The Pietas Program is designed to enhance any area of study at Bethel. Every major offered at Bethel has been represented by graduates of the Honors Program.

After Graduation

Pietas students prepare for professional careers and go on to excellent graduate programs within their desired field.

Our alumni attend:

  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Boston College
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • Yale University
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Minnesota
  • Marquette University
  • Cambridge University
  • Emory University