Connect to a community that values and welcomes every individual—just as you are. 

Your interests. Your passions. Your aspirations.

AT A GLANCE

Athletics
• Men’s and women’s basketball
• Cheerleading 
• Men’s and women’s cross-country
• Men’s football
• Men’s golf
• Men’s and women’s soccer
• Women’s softball
• Men’s and women’s tennis
• Men’s and women’s track & field
• Women’s volleyball

Fine Arts
• Art
• Athletic Band
• Concert Choir
• Forensics
• Jazz Ensembles
• Men’s Ensemble
• Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
• Steel Drum Band
• Theater
• Women’s Chorus

Activities
• Environmental Action Club
• Fellowship of Christian Athletes
• Intramurals
• Multicultural Student Union
• Students for Social Change
• Student Government Association
The Collegian (student newspaper)
• The Thresher (yearbook)

Areas of Study 
• Accounting
• Art
• Athletic Training
• Aviation
• Bible & Religion
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Clinical & Counseling Studies
• Coaching
• Communication Arts
• Computer Science
• Conflict Resolution
• Criminal Justice
• English
• Environmental Science
• Financial Economics
• German
• Graphic Design
• Health & Physical Education
• History
• Human Services
• Individualized Major
• Interpersonal Health Studies
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematical Sciences
• Music
• Natural Sciences
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-professional Programs
- Dentistry
- Law 
- Medicine
- Occupational Therapy
- Optometry
- Pharmacy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Public Health
- Veterinary Medicine
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Spanish
• Sport Management
• Teacher Education
- Art
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Elementary Education
- English
- Health
- History & Government
- Mathematics
- Music
- Physical Education
- Special Education Adaptive
- Speech/Theater
• Theater 
• Writing & Publishing
• Youth Ministry

Expand your mind
Pair your aptitude and curiosity with advanced knowledge alongside professors with PhDs to achieve your aspirations.

iMajor: Passionate about English andPsychology and don’t know which to pursue? Partner with two advisors to design a major geared to your specific interests. 

Undecided major program: Still determining your interests? Develop an informed decision while you explore majors with guidance from Career Services and your advisor and still graduate on time.

Common Ground: Interested in changing yourself—your world—for the better? Bethel’s core academic program connects the liberal arts to the real world, reaching across disciplines and continents to hone your skills as a communicator, researcher, planner, and thinker.

“I owe all of my achievements to the rigorous programs at Bethel College. The strength of the College isn’t due just to the professors’ qualifications but to their willingness to go above and beyond to ensure their students’ success.” — Cayla Lawless ’17

Encounter acceptance
Develop your cultural awareness and personal conviction in an inclusive community, united through its pursuit of education and social justice. 

Service Day: Volunteer on campus and around the region alongside Bethel employees while classes are canceled one day each fall.

Student chaplains: Work with the campus pastor to support and encourage a vital and vibrant spiritual life on campus, including optional weekly chapel.

Convocation: Gather as a campus community twice weekly as renowned guest speakers, performing groups, and presentations expose you to issues in politics, society, religion, art, and sciences.

“What we hear in Convocation on discrimination, sexual orientation, and religion is eye-opening to some and a real problem to others. Taking time to understand the differences makes our diverse Bethel community welcoming.” — Billie Selichnow ’19

Embrace your potential
Align your passions and professional skills with hands-on experiences stateside or abroad to make a difference in your world. 

Undergraduate research: Want to set yourself apart from the competition? Begin conducting research as soon as you step on campus or in your senior thesis.

Service learning: Ready to strengthen your community while building your résumé? Travel to Haiti to serve in local clinics or teach children. Or spend interterm in Mexico examining issues of economics, diversity, human rights, religion, and immigration.

Study abroad: Eager to revolutionize the way you see the world? Examine complex challenges from different angles in real-world settings, expanding your cultural awareness and understanding—skills necessary for success in today’s global society.

“A liberal arts education broadens your horizons, challenges your perceptions of the world, and demands you critically analyze every experience. Bethel…provided me an opportunity to engage in those three aspects of a liberal arts education.” — Austin Regier ’18

Experience the value

Cultivate your personal strengths and leadership style, beginning a lifetime of mentoring and connection that will pave the way to incredible postgraduate experiences.

Affordability:
• Bethel’s 4-Year Graduation Guarantee can save you more than $25,000 versus attending a state school for five years.
• Bethel costs 19% less compared to the national average for private college tuition, fees, room, and board.
• Service Learning Scholarships provide service to the community—and you with a renewable $5,500 grant.

Bethel students have interned with:
• Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita
• Children’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri
• The Nature Conservancy in California
• Habitat for Humanity in Anchorage, Alaska
• National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network in Boulder, Colorado

Bethel graduates have gone on to become:
• A pro football team CFO
• An international entrepreneur
• A Broadway star
• A NASA scientist
• A global women’s advocate
• A patented inventor
• A Black Lives Matter activist
• A National Audubon Society conservationist

Bethel graduates have been admitted to graduate school at:
• Kent State University, Social Psychology
• University of Colorado, Music
• University of Denver, International Disaster Psychology
• University of Kansas, Medicine
• University of Notre Dame, History

“ If you’re willing to put in the work, Bethel will reward it and will take you where you want to go. I have things I want to accomplish, and I know Bethel will help me get there.” — Garrett Smith ’19

Why Bethel?
• #1 Kansas small college with highest-earning graduates, according to Zippia 2018
• Only Kansas college ranked in “National Liberal Arts Colleges” category in U.S. News & World Report 2018–2019 list
• 100% of Bethel students put their knowledge into action through internships, research, and/or public performance.
• One of only six institutions nationwide to send students to the American Forensic Association’s national tournament every year of its existence
• One of the only colleges in Kansas with a dedicated office for diversity and inclusion

“I came here just a football player from Galveston, Texas, and now I can say I am a singing, speaking, acting, teaching, tutoring, Christian intellectual football player!” — Leland Brown ’16