Math & Engineering Sciences

Wherever your passion lies, we have a program that is right for you.

math

 

We’re looking for problem solvers. How do you like to solve problems? Do you love using the logic of mathematics to come up with an elegant result? Do you like to take a more hands-on approach to designing a solution?

 

Whether your passion lies with a theoretical approach to mathematics or its applications to engineering, industry, or actuarial science, Bethel has a program that is right for you.    Consider a major in Mathematics, Math Education, Engineering (via our 3-2 programs), or Engineering & Management, and round out your education with a minor in Physics or Computer science.  You’ll find that our programs combine the challenging courses and outstanding faculty that you might encounter at a large research university with small class sizes, individual attention and Christ-centered relationships. 

 

There are literally thousands of different jobs waiting for individuals with training in mathematics or engineering:

 

“The truth is that we encounter mathematicians everywhere, every day, but we hardly ever know it… It simply doesn’t occur to us that our bank manager might have a degree in math, or that the people who invent or manufacture DVDs and MP3 players employ large numbers of mathematicians, or that the technology that transmits those stunning pictures of the moons of Jupiter relies heavily on math.

"I sometimes think that the best way to change the public attitude toward math would be to stick a red label on everything that uses mathematics. ‘Math inside.’ There would be a label on every computer, of course… But we should also place a red math sticker on every airline ticket, every telephone, every car, every airplane, every traffic light, every vegetable…the Internet. . . GPS systems.  Your entire life bobs like a small boat on a vast ocean of mathematics.”
Letters to a Young Mathematician, Ian Stewart

 

Why would you want a math or engineering degree from a liberal arts college? 

 

"The ideal engineer is a composite ... He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems."
N. W. Dougherty (1955)

 

Whatever kind of problem solver you are, the most powerful problem solving tool is flexibility of thought.  At Bethel, we start with a faith-based liberal arts program, and add to that  excellently rigorous training in mathematics, engineering and computer science giving you the tools you need and the flexibility to apply them in new ways. 

 

We look forward to seeing what you can do with a degree in math or engineering!