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Christian Life Profile

At Bethel University we’re committed to excellence. But here excellence means something more. It means taking our faith in Christ and integrating it into everything we do, so we can accomplish incredible things—in our careers, our communities, and our world.

We offer more than 90 majors and dozens of cocurricular options, so students can take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities in their chosen field. With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll get the individualized guidance you need to thrive—both inside and outside the classroom.

Career development
We believe that education isn’t just about getting a degree—it’s about discovering a calling. Our faculty and staff are trained to help you discern your career path so you’re prepared to lead with confidence and serve with purpose.

Faith and community
Here you’ll become part of a community of Christ-followers who challenge each other just as much as they support each other. With mentorship programs, prayer teams, and counseling services, we are committed to developing our students academically, spiritually, and socially.

Financial aid
We don’t want the cost of college to keep you from getting an excellent education. Ninety-nine percent of our students receive financial aid, and the average aid package is $28,451. After learning all their options, seven out of 10 families say a Bethel education is within their reach.

Our 247-acre lakeside campus is the perfect place for a sun-filled study break—or a game of late-night broomball when the snow falls. Arden Hills is just 15 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul, giving students quick access to one of the most thriving urban areas in the nation.

Study abroad
With more than 30 international programs and a price tag that’s often no more than a semester at Bethel, we make studying abroad easy—maybe that’s why two-thirds of our students do it. Whether you study ministry in Greece, conservationism in Ecuador, or literature in Scotland, you can discover the power of firsthand experience.

Royal athletic teams compete in one of the nation’s most competitive NCAA Division III conferences—the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Whether it’s an alumni tailgate at the homecoming football game or a student white-out at a volleyball match, our 18 varsity teams embody the spirit of Royal Nation.

Ninety-nine percent of recent graduates are employed or in graduate school, and 94% of seniors rank their Bethel education as good or excellent. Bottom line? Students like Bethel, and so do employers.
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• Accounting and Finance
• Applied Physics
• Art (BA)
• Art (BFA)
• Art Education K-12
• Athletic Training
• Biblical and Theological Studies
• Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
• Biokinetics
• Biology (BA)
• Biology (BS)
• Business
• Business and Political Science
• Chemistry (BA)
• Chemistry (BS)
• Chemistry Education 5-12
• Chemical Engineering
• Communication Studies
• Communication Arts and Literature Education 5-12
• Computer Science (BA)
• Computer Science (BS)
• Computer Science: Software Project Management
• Economics
• Economics and Finance
• Education K-6
• Education K-6 with Early Childhood Licensure (Birth-Grade 6)
• Education K-6 with Preprimary Endorsement (Age 3-Grade 6)
• Education 5-8 (Middle Level)
• Engineering
• English Literature
• English Literature and Writing
• Environmental Science (BS)
• Environmental Studies (BA)
• Film Studies
• Graphic Design
• Health Education 5-12
• History
• Independent Filmmaking
• Individualized Major
• International Relations
• Journalism
• Life Science Education 5-12
• Linguistics
• Mathematics
• Mathematics with Education 5-12 Licensure
• Media Production
• Missional Ministries
• Music
• Music/Applied Performance (BMus)
• Music Education K-12 (BMusEd)
• Nursing
• Organizational Communication
• Philosophy
• Physical Education K-12
• Physics (BA)
• Physics (BS)
• Physics Education 5-12
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine and Healthcare
• 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
• Software Project Management
• 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

Fast Facts
Institutional control: Private
School type: Four-year and graduate level
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Religious affiliation: Converge (Baptist General Conference)
School size: 2,600
Student-faculty ratio: 12:1
Average class size: 23
Undergraduate tuition: $36,060
Room and board: $10,340
Average aid package: $28,451
Average GPA: 3.5
Average ACT score: 25
Application deadline: None
Application fee: Free