At Calvin, we believe that all good writing leads to truth. Learn what it means to be a Christian writer through our interdisciplinary journalism minor.


Journalism at Calvin is an interdisciplinary that will help you develop technical skills in writing and an understanding of journalism and its role in society. The minor features courses on a variety of topics, including feature journalism, photography and documentaries. Additionally, all journalism minors at Calvin are required to complete a semester-long internship experience.

Careers in Journalism

  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Proofreader
  • Investigator
  • Reporter

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Study abroad in England, Hungary, Ghana or New England; Participate in biannual, department-wide retreats; Write or help to coordinate Chimes or Dialogue; Attend the Festival of Faith and Writing; Volunteer for the Youth Writing Festival.


New students are automatically considered for general academic scholarships ranging from $1,000-15,000 based on a careful review of their application materials.

For a complete listing of departmental scholarships available to first-year students, use the Scholarship Search ».


Megan Berglund

Megan Berglund
Adjunct, English
Manager of Grant Proposals
Department of English
YC 111
(616) 526-8632

Donald Hettinga

Donald Hettinga
Department of English
CFAC 274
(616) 526-6520

Shelly LeMahieu Dunn

Shelly LeMahieu Dunn
Director of Festival of Faith and Writing
Department of English
(616) 526-8720

Chris Smit

Chris Smit
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
DC 273B
(616) 526-8892

Talk to us

Elizabeth Vander Lei Elizabeth Vander Lei
Department Co-Chair
Department of English
SC 383C
(616) 526-6434

Dean Ward Dean Ward
Department Co-Chair
Department of English
CFAC 269
(616) 526-6139


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Teach This

Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in Journalism as a:

Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for:

Professor Robert Keeley talks about the education program.

Learn More

Explore Calvin's teacher education program.

Read the teacher education guidebook for more detailed information about certification.

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