The Department of
Congregational & Ministry Studies
You are an essential part of God's church.
Whether you've been called to full-time ministry or to anything else, you bring something unique to the church. At Calvin, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to be an agent of renewal in your life and career.
In the congregational and ministry studies program, you'll carefully examine how different careers and disciplines contribute to the life of the church and its ministries. You'll choose a focus on youth ministry, music, missions, or another track that fits with your personal and career goals. Through classroom learning, research opportunities, and apprenticeships, you can discover your role in God's church.
Your experience here is grounded in the Reformed tradition’s emphasis on the role of all people in ministry. You'll graduate with a deep understanding of ministry that will serve you well in both your career and your personal spiritual journey.
Hands-on internship experience
In your junior year, you could participate in an intense internship and learning experience through the Jubilee Fellows program. Learn more »
Gateway to a ministry career
Considering Christian ministry as a career? Calvin’s pre-ministry advising program will help you chart your course. Learn more »
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Communication & Media Studies
- Education (BA, BS)
- Many specializations, including:
- Master of Education (MEd)
- Master of Education (MEd) Online
- Health Sciences
- Exercise Science
- Kinesiology (Pre-professional Emphasis)
- One Health
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Public Health
- Recreation Leadership
- Speech Pathology and Audiology (BA, MA)
- Master of Speech Pathology
- Theraputic Recreation
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Data Science
- Environmental Science—Natural Resources Track
- Environmental Science—Naturalist Track
- Environmental Studies
- Social Sciences
- World Languages & Cultural Studies
Learn why Calvin’s dedication to faith and discovery have earned it the rank of #3 among regional midwest universities.