Office of the Academic Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to Bethel University—Where Heritage Meets Innovation!

Bethel University is one of the fastest growing private schools in Tennessee. Founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1842, Bethel University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Bethel University’s College of Arts and Sciences offers around 20 majors and around 25 minors. Faculty members at Bethel are committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts curriculum. Many of our professors are distinguished in their fields and participate in professional development on a regular basis, ensuring that our students receive the quality of education for which Bethel is known.  

The mission of Bethel University is "to create opportunities for members of the learning community to develop to their highest potential as whole persons—intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically—in a Christian environment."

Come visit Bethel University’s campus in McKenzie, Tennessee and learn more about our mission and commitment to higher education. I am confident that you will find the staff and faculty eager to assist you in achieving your academic and career goals.

Cindy Mallard, Academic Dean, Bethel University College of Arts and Sciences


Click here to see recent College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Accomplishments