School of Arts & Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences is the largest school on campus and includes the Department of Engineering; the Department of History and Political Science; the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication; the Nursing Program (Bethel College program on the Grace College Campus); the Department of Science and Mathematics and the Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts.

Members of our school direct the Office of Faith, Learning and Scholarship; the Mount Memorial Art Gallery; The Winona History Center; and the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams.

Purpose

The School of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to a Christian liberal arts education that leads to transformative learning in the humanities, sciences, and professions. Central to our purpose is the integration of faith and learning which we define this as modeling scholarship and engaging in interactive teaching within our disciplines that is informed by great Christian themes and thoughtful reflection. We challenge our students to develop an approach to learning that fosters a vibrant life of the mind, artful creativity, a compassionate embrace of human societies, and a thirst to explore all that God has created. To this end, our faculty mentor their students, inspiring them not only toward excellence in their respective fields, but to live purposeful lives dedicated to following Christ as they discover knowledge, apply the power of creative imagination, help to improve the human condition in all of its diversity, and work to extend the presence of God’s kingdom while living in the hope of Christ’s return.

Goals

  • To help our students develop an understanding of the integration of faith and learning so that they can pursue scholarship that is both worthy of their professions and inspired by great Christian themes (e.g., salvation, love, reconciliation, justice, grace, honesty, truth, peace, perseverance, stewardship, etc).
  • To develop encouraging and challenging learning experiences that engage our students in real world applications, which are transformational in nature.
  • To mentor our students so they become highly competent in their respective callings.
  • To instill in our students a sense of purpose that leads them toward kingdom living.

Majors and Minors

History and Political Science Majors

History
Political Science
Social Studies Education and History

History and Political Science Minors

History
Political Science
Geography
Pre-Law
Archaeology
Museum Studies

Engineering Majors

Mechanical Engineering

Languages, Literature, and Communication Majors

Communication
English
French
Journalism
Spanish
World Languages

Languages, Literature, and Communication Minors

Communication
Creative Writing

English
French
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Communication
Public Relations
Spanish
TESOL

Nursing Program Majors

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) (Bethel College Program on Grace College Campus)

Science and Mathematics Majors

Actuarial Science
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Biology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
General Science
Health Science
with concentrations in:
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dental
Pre-Medicine (DO)
Pre-Medicine (MD)
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary

Life Science Education
Mathematics
Mathematics and Computing
Mathematics Education-Secondary

Science and Mathematics Minors

Applied Mathematics
Chemistry
General Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Mathematics

Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Majors

Art
Illustration
Media Arts
Photography
Visual Communication Design
Web Design and Development
Worship Arts

Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Minors

Art
Film Studies
Illustration
Media Arts
Music Arts
Music Technology
Photography
Theatre Arts
Visual Communication Design
Worship Arts