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Academics

Enter the professional world understanding the relationship between academics and ethics, learning and faith, research and compassion.

Gain exposure to a wide range of ideas in our core academic program, Common Ground

Strengthen your own beliefs and opinions while honing your skills in a specific field of study

Apply the understanding you gain in your area of study through an internship or research. You can even receive academic credit for work experience or voluntary service.

Study something out of the ordinary – perhaps somewhere out-of-the-ordinary – during Interterm

You’ll do more than just listen to lectures and read books. You’ll be directly involved in shaping your studies and gaining real-world experience.

  • 43+ areas of study
  • 19 colleges and universities with whom Bethel cooperates for study abroad programs
  • #2 in the nation for bachelor’s to Ph.D. – Washington Monthly, 2016

Common Ground

You’ll experience our commitment to personal and community growth most powerfully within our core academic program, our one-of-a-kind shared educational experience: Common Ground.

More than books and lectures

Strengthen your skills – and your resume – with the hands-on experience employers and grad schools seek.

Prepare for success

You’ll have the connections, experiences and confidence to lead you from college to your future, whether you’re uncertain about your career path or focused on ways you’ll make a difference in the world.

Will I be ready for life after college?

You’ll leave Bethel with critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills desired by employers in today’s jobs and tomorrow’s careers, giving you an advantage in the quickly changing global economy. Threshers have successful careers in a wide range of fields and many go on to prestigious graduate schools. Our campus community is dedicated to helping you gain the skills to find a job that doesn’t feel like a job.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.