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Study at Bemidji State University

Bemidji State University, also known as BSU, is a public state university located in Bemidji, Minnesota. It is a unit of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). BSU was established in 1919 as Bemidji State Normal School and today the university enrolls more than 4, 500 students, representing over 40 American states and more than 35 countries. The university is recognized for its programs and conferences in writing. It also hosts the annual Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference. BSU is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business, Technology and Communication
  • College of Health Sciences and Human Ecology
  • School of Graduate Studies
BSU's sports teams are nicknamed the Beavers and they compete in the NCAA Division II. The sports teams are members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Profile of Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN is home to Bemidji State. Bemidji is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Bemidji State go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in photography and commercial art, education and teaching, and engineering technician.

Bemidji State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.


Bemidji State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 4, 571 enrolled students .

Student Life

Bemidji State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Bemidji State offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Bemidji State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching215elementary school teaching, science teaching, special ed, social studies teaching, industrial arts teaching, education, math teaching, early childhood education, . . .
Liberal Arts118liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, political science, geography, English, sociology, Native American studies, history, . . .
Business and Management99business management, accounting
Engineering Technician83industrial tech
Therapy and Counselling72psychology, psychology courses, community health services
Security and Law Enforcement49criminal justice and safety
Science49biology, chemistry, marine biology, physics, geology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy47sports and fitness management, health and physical education, exercise science
Photography and Commercial Art32commercial art
Media28communication and journalism, mass communication
Family and Social Work26social work, public administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine24registered nursing, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering15computer science, computer and info science, information science
Art Studies11art studies
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental science, wildlife management
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech

Contact: Bemidji State

Bemidji State University

1500 Birchmont Dr

Bemidji, MN 56601

General Phone: (800) 475-2001


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