Academics

Welcome to Calvin, where learning is anything but static and passive. Here, you'll join a community of learners that digs in, speaks up, responds to the world's needs and questions the status quo. You'll learn to think in new and different ways, to use the ideas of others to sharpen your own, to acquire knowledge that is both broad and deep, and to engage God's world with courage and joy.

This is college as it was intended.

A Calvin education will form your heart and mind in ways that get you ready for your future. Research, expansive global opportunities, service-learning and hands-on experiences contribute to the success Calvin graduates have in careers and further graduate study. In all of these things, Calvin’s excellent Christian faculty walk alongside you to ensure that you find God’s path for you in the world.

Related pages

First-Year Academic Guide
Learn about registering for classes as a first-year student.

Academic Services
Find information about advising, registration, AP and transfer credits, and support for students with disabilities.

Courage & Wonder
Experience a taste of what Calvin's learning environment is like.

In Their Own Words
    At Calvin, faith and learning work together constantly—in a climate of intellectual energy, risk-taking and courage.” Karen Saupe, Professor of English

 

Explore Academics at Calvin
Majors

Majors and Programs
With over 100 academics options, find your perfect combination.

Athletes

Faculty
The Calvin experience is shaped by professors who are excellent teachers and scholars in their fields.

the Taj Mahal

Global Connections
Take a jet to class in one of Calvin's 40+ study abroad locations each year.

Quick Facts
  • 100+

    majors, minors and programs

    $31 million

    In external grants for research and scholarship, 2008-2013.

    300

    The number of full-time, Christian faculty.

  • 100+

    Student researchers hired in the sciences and the humanities each summer.

    40+

    faculty-led study abroad options

    82%

    of all Calvin students participate in at least one internship

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