The School of Arts and Sciences is the largest school on campus and includes the Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts; the Engineering Department; 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); and the Department of Science and Mathematics.
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.