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At Calvin, we explore things—all things.
From the nucleotide subunits in DNA to the regional interactions between ecosystems, you’ll uncover the depth and beauty of God’s creation. Conduct real-world research on phages, or get exposed to various medical practices while studying abroad in places like Nepal. Add a second major in psychology, education, business, or international development. And, yes, you’ll still graduate in four years.
By exploring all things, you will broaden your perspective as you dive deep into the roots of issues and their ethical implications. You’ll ask what it means to be a Christian biologist and then become one.
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Considering a career in medicine?
A biology degree at Calvin will allow you to excel in a medical career. Learn more about our excellent pre-med program.
Want to help make the world a healthier, safer place?
Study public health and focus on improving the well-being of populations of all sizes. Make a difference in a local neighborhood or even an entire country.
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With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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