Bethel University, established in 1871 and based in St. Paul, Minn., provides higher education by integrating academic programs with religious teachings. More than 5,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs through the College of Arts & Sciences, Bethel Seminary, the College of Adult & Professional Studies and the Graduate School. The university awards certificates, bachelor s, master s and doctoral degrees in more than 100 programs and prepares students in obtaining education and nursing licenses. The subjects offered include art, athletic training, biblical and theological studies, biology, political science, business management, chemistry, communication, community health and computer science. Programs are also offered in economics and finance, education, engineering science, English literature and writing, environmental studies, French, history and international relations. Bethel University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Theological Schools.