Religion & Philosophy
Students of Bethel University’s Religion and Philosophy program will build a foundation allowing them to pursue ministry roles or continue studies at a graduate level.
The Department of Religion and Philosophy is committed to fostering a love and knowledge of God and a deep appreciation of the Bible and our Christian heritage. On Bethel’s Mishawaka, Indiana, campus students will experience:
- a rigorous program of study,
- opportunities to serve,
- learn from various ministry contexts,
- two years of guided spiritual formation, and
- the opportunity to meet with and be mentored by a faculty member in the department.
Find out exactly what you can expect in our program. Each major and minor listing has a link to the plan you'll follow to earn your degree.
There are many employment opportunities for Bethel’s graduates as well as the possibility of continuing studies in graduate school. Our graduates, with degrees in philosophy, religion or Christian ministries, for example, are working in a wide variety of contexts, including ministry, community service, government, law, medicine, business and education.
Some of our students continue their religious studies degrees in graduate school. Grads of the religion and philosophy program have been accepted into prestigious graduate schools and seminaries including, Asbury Theological Seminary, Brandeis University, Candler School of Theology of Emory University, Cornell University, Duke Divinity School, Harvard Divinity School, Northern Illinois University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the University of Chicago Divinity School, the University of Notre Dame, and Yale Divinity School, many with full funding.
BA in Liberal Studies