Engaging majors and minors that integrate academic studies with big questions about life and faith.
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. We're proud to offer pioneering degrees in biochemistry/molecular biology, reconciliation studies, Third World studies, and youth ministry, as well as popular majors like education, nursing, accounting and finance, and physics/engineering.
Plus, our many pre-professional programs build a strong foundation for graduate studies in law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health professions.
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.