"Bethel University is a top-ranked, evangelical Christian university based in St. Paul, Minnesota. 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.
Everything we do at Bethel is guided by our core values, rooted in Scripture. We are Christ-followers, character-builders, truth-seekers, learners, salt and light, reconcilers, and world-changers.
We are, above all, a community—serving and encouraging one another toward our individual potential. Working together in Christ’s name, we become personally transformed so that we can transform our world.
With a total enrollment of 6,500 students, Bethel is the largest institution in the 13-member Christian College Consortium and among the top five in the 106-member Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. In recent years, our students have come from as many as 49 states and 23 countries, and have represented more than 65 Christian denominations.
The 110,000-square-foot Brushaber Commons (completed in March 2009) is the latest addition to our 245-acre lakeside campus in suburban Arden Hills, Minnesota, 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. The spacious, modern building houses a two-story dining center, a restaurant, coffee shop, expanded campus store, offices for student organizations, and a green roof.
As a comprehensive liberal arts university including a seminary, we offer more than 100 different undergraduate and advanced degree programs through 4 different schools.
The College of Arts & Sciences has 61 majors and 43 minors in subjects as diverse and engaging as environmental studies, business, journalism, international relations, art, biochemistry/microbiology, athletic training, and engineering science. It includes 11 pre-professional programs in medicine, law, dentistry, veterinary science, physical therapy, pharmacy, and more. Nearly 75% of our traditional undergrad students study abroad in more than 30 destinations.
The Graduate School has 11 master’s degrees including communication, education K-12, gerontology, business, nursing, organizational leadership, and more. There is also Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with licensure options. There are graduate certificate programs in various education fields such as autism spectrum disorders, nursing education, and postsecondary teaching as well as Graduate licenses in multiple education specialties including special education, reading, and worked-based learning.
The College of Adult & Professional Studies offers Bachelor’s degrees in high-growth fields such as business management, communication studies, healthcare leadership, nursing (RN to B.S.), and organizational leadership. Courses are offered in convenient locations throughout the greater Twin Cities region.
Bethel Seminary offers graduate programs in dozens of theological, pastoral, and leadership concentrations. It offers SemPM, an evening seminary program for working adults, and an InMinistry distance learning program, one of the most successful seminary distance learning programs in the country. There are seminary locations in St. Paul, San Diego, New England, and Washington, D.C.