Situated in St. Paul, Minnesota, Bethel University has a long and storied history that dates back to the end of the 19th century. Originally founded in Chicago by John Alexis Edgren in 1871, the school was initially named the Baptist Union Theological Seminary and served the area's large Swedish immigrant population. In 1914, the seminary received support from the Baptist General Conference (now known as Converge Worldwide), which moved the school from Chicago to St. Paul. Following a merger with a local Christian high school, the seminary assumed the name Bethel College & Seminary in the wake of World War II. The college expanded its curriculum to include a graduate division, and in 2004 it settled on its current name as Bethel University.
According to its mission statement, "boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel educates and energizes men and women for leadership, scholarship and service. A world-class university, Bethel prepares graduates to serve in strategic capacities to renew minds, live out biblical truth, transform culture and advance the gospel."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Bethel University have access to the school's distinguished academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees through the school's College of Arts & Sciences, College of Adult & Professional Studies, Graduate School and Bethel Seminary. Popular majors range across the liberal arts, natural sciences, business, fine arts and theology.
Student living and university living at Bethel University revolve around a variety of traditional campus student programs and activities. As a Christian school, Bethel also encourages students to engage in Christ-centered community outreach initiatives.
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