Do you enjoy building things? Do you like to take things apart and then put them back together to
see how they work? Do you love using math and science to make things happen? Then engineering
may be the area of study for you.
Engineers continue to be in high demand worldwide in industry of all kinds, from software to aerospace,
from building bridges and satellites to computer parts and microchips.
Bethel College does not have a formal pre-engineering program, but we can help you to prepare for an
engineering degree by
• Providing a solid foundation in chemistry, mathematics, physics and computer programming;
• Helping you develop strong communication skills, including public speaking, critical writing and
active listening – so that, as an engineer, you can figure out what your clients want and present
your proposed solution in a way they’ll understand.
Students beginning a pre-engineering course of study should come to Bethel prepared to take Calculus
I – in other words, having had pre-calculus. A strong high school science background that includes
chemistry and physics is also highly desirable.
Some might think it unusual to start an engineering degree at a liberal arts college. However, a liberal
arts education can be of great benefit to those in technical fields. Liberal arts believes all disciplines
are interconnected, and that studying a diverse range of subjects helps you see and use these