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At Bethel, we’re a community—working together in Christ’s name so that we can transform our world. Bethel University has been a leader and model in Christian higher education since 1871. For generations, our fusion of evangelical faith with top-ranked academics has transformed women and men, preparing them for unique callings in the kingdom of God. With more than 100 academic programs in 2 colleges, a grad school, and a seminary, we're one of the most comprehensive, interdenominational Christian universities in the nation. Our main campus, in the heart of the Twin Cities metro, gives us quick access to service projects, internships, churches, ministry organizations, and tons of local entertainment.

Areas of Expertise

Accounting and Finance Anthropology Applied Physics Art Athletic Training Biblical and Theological Studies Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Biology Business Business and Political Science, Chemistry Communication Studies Communication Arts and Literature Computer Science Economics Economics and Finance Education 5-12 Elementary Education Elementary Education with Middle Level Elementary Education with Pre-primary Engineering Science English Literature English Literature and Writing Environmental Science Environmental Studies Exercise Science French Education K-12 Global and Urban Missions Health Education 5-12 History Holistic Development International Relations Journalism Linguistics Mathematics Mathematics with Education 5-12 Licensure Media Communication Music Music/Applied Performance Music/Sacred Music Music Education K-12, Nursing Philosophy Physical Education K-12 Physics Political Science Psychology Pre-Law Pre-Medicine and Healthcare Pre-Ministry Reconciliation Studies Science Education 5-12: Chemistry Emphasis Science Education 5-12: Life Science Emphasis Science Education 5-12: Physics Emphasis Social Studies Education 5-12 Social Work Sociocultural Studies Sociology Spanish Spanish Education K-12 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) K-12 Theatre Arts Third World Studies Visual Arts Education K-12 Youth Ministry

Career Planning

Bethel University has a Career Services section on their Web site that offers helpful information to students. Counselling appointments can also be made for a variety of career or graduate school concerns. Whether you are trying to decide on a major, defining what to do with the major you have chosen, creating a resume, thinking about changing careers, or have questions about graduate school, individual appointments are available to students and alumni. Appointments normally last 45 minutes and can be arranged by either calling 651.638.6460 or stopping by Career Services (CC322). Bethel has a Career Services Resource Library that contains useful information for all stages of career planning. Resources are available that will help students and alumni explore occupations, learn more about an organization, and locate internship and employment opportunities.


Bethel is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC).


Academic and Honor Societies: Bethel Business and Economics Association (BBEA) Bethel Student Social Work Association (BSSWA) Bethel University Student Athletic Trainers Society (BUSATS) Chemistry Club Exercise Science Lambda Pi Eta Nurses Christian Fellowship Omicron Delta Kappa Pre-Med Psychology Club Sigma Zeta (Math and Science Honor Society) Tri-Beta (Biological Honor Society) Special Interest Clubs: Anime Club College Democrats College Republicans Creation Restoration International Justice Mission MuKappa Royals Dance Team Sacred Dance Swing Dance

Information Technology

Bethel University has an Information Technology Services for students section on their Web site for students to get information on how to connect their computers to the network, install network printers, build their Web site, and much more. Bethel has computers for student use in five catagories, dedicated labs, classroom labs, mobile wireless classroom, departmental lab, and residence hall labs. In addition there are several wireless access points available for students with wireless enabled laptops. Computer Village is the campus computer store of Bethel University, operated by Information Technology Services. We carry a full line of Apple and select IBM/Lenovo products. Comvil also carries a full range of computer hardware and software at special education pricing.

Special Services

The Office of Disability Services at Bethel works to insure access to the University and its programs for students, employees and guests with disabilities. We coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations, advocate for an accessible and hospitable learning environment, and promote self-determination on the part of the individuals we serve. A variety of medical services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment are available at the Health Services office on campus. Consultation with a physician, nurse practioner, or nurses is available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

International Involvement

The Office of Off-Campus Programs / International Studies is committed to advising students who are interested in semester, interim or summer off-campus study opportunities. Programs and courses vary in range from major-specific studies to general surveys of different cultures. Locations of study include Amsterdam, Belize, Cambodia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, Samoa, Guatemala, New York City, Los Angeles, Nashville, Ecuador and Galapagos, Europe (multiple sites), Greece, Turkey, Washington DC, Oregon, Australia, New Zealand, India, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Mexico, Spain, Thailand,China, and Uganda.

Campus Tour

Most days, an individual visit can be tailored to your interests. Visit during the school year to meet professors, sit in on classes, or stay overnight with a current student. When school is not in session, you can still tour campus and chat with your admissions counselor. To schedule your personal visit to campus call 651.638.6242 or toll-free 800.255.8706, ext. 6242, or visit or check out one of our campus events

Modified on October 26, 2012