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Connect your ideas to real-world solutions through research – from your first days as a freshman and/or in your senior thesis.

Conduct cutting-edge research side-by-side with faculty and/or peers, contributing to research on topics such as concussions and mental illness – potentially becoming published as an undergraduate.

Gain direct experience with the methods and processes of inquiry within your discipline.

Showcase your research on-campus during the URICA symposium or vie for a chance to present your research at national – and international – conferences.

Distinguish yourself from others applying for jobs or graduate school with your experience – conducting research; presenting at and attending national conferences; learning from industry experts.

  • 100% of students have an opportunity to participate in at least one undergraduate research experience
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Bethel’s undergraduate research program is based on collaboration between students and faculty and between students and other students. For a comprehensive list of undergraduate research conducted at Bethel, visit our Undergraduate Research Database.

  • Class-oriented projects provide an initial undergraduate research experience for students. You’ll work together with other students and the course instructor on shared research projects.
  • Directed study gives you a chance to work on a collaborative research project with a faculty mentor. Typically, directed study courses are related to your major.
  • Senior Seminar pairs you with a faculty member to develop and implement an original research project. Research topics may be related to summer research projects, internships, a culminating art show or performance, or other experiences.

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.