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Study religion

The religion department offers 45 semester-long courses and five major and minor programs.


Check out courses to fulfill core requirements, courses in biblical studies, courses in theological studies and courses in religious studies.

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Religion major

This ten-course major is designed to give you a background in biblical, theological and religious studies to prepare you for a broad range of careers, including Christian ministry.

Secondary education religion major

This ten-course major equips you to teach religion in high school.

Interdisciplinary majors

Interdisciplinary majors in religion and other disciplines, such as philosophy, history, or sociology, may be designed around an integrated academic field of study.

Religion minor

This six-course minor in religion will help you develop a biblical and theological perspective for work in other academic disciplines and for Christian service.

Secondary education religion minor

This seven-course minor equips you to teach religion in high school.

Missions minor

The missions minor is designed for those interested in missions or cross-cultural ministries.



Learn more about how to achieve honors in religion at Calvin.

Writing requirement

Fulfill your Calvin core writing requirement within your religion major.