At Calvin you’ll find opportunities for academic exploration beyond the classroom.
If you want hands-on experience on the field or in the lab to prepare you for your career or graduate study, consider summer research in Calvin's science division. In 2009, 80 students participated in projects that ranged from measuring trees in Calvin's Ecosystem Preserve to studying how asteroids spin.
Want to work on a faculty research project as a student in the humanities? The McGregor Summer Research program pairs students with professors to study things like media and peace in East Africa, the effectiveness of equine-assisted therapy and print collections in 17th-century England.
The Calvin Honors Program gives you opportunities to explore your intellectual curiosity through special honors courses, a living-learning community in the residence halls, honors activities and more. From more than 600 honors program participants, 20 first-year students are chosen to be Honors Fellows each year. Learn more.
This program for first- and second-year students aims to cultivate servant leaders with hearts for community development and racial reconciliation. Learn more.
Many of Calvin's courses include a service-learning component that benefits both you and those you work with. Whether your focus is community health, improving the lives of the homeless through technology or providing ESL tutoring services, these experiences will make you better prepared to live in the real world.
Calvin is an affiliate of Western Michigan University's ROTC program. By participating in this program, you can earn a degree at Calvin while also training for service in the U.S. Army. Scholarships for tuition, room and board and books are available for qualified applicants. Learn more »