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Build a career on words
God gave you a love of words for a reason, and Calvin will help you figure out what that reason is. We’ll even help you build a career on that reason.
Explore your interests through a wide selection of classes, ranging from “Creative Writing” to “British Modernism” to “Writing in Digital Environments.” Hone your craft through class workshops and writing retreats. Meet lifelong friends through the student-run creative journal, Dialogue.
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Each step of the way, you’ll be guided by Christian professors who love to wrestle with words and who’ve won awards for their published works. They’re already connected to publishers like HarperCollins and Our Daily Bread, and they’ll connect you, too.
When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a career, confident in your ability to generate your own ideas and share your voice with the world.
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Looking to stretch yourself further? Find even more collaboration and academic depth in one of Calvin’s two distinct honors programs.
Learn more about the Honors Scholars and Collegiate Scholars programs.
Set foot in your field
Our English students graduate with hands-on internship experience, whether at a large publishing house like HarperCollins or at a local library, newspaper, or nonprofit. Your professors will help connect you to internships and opportunities that fit your goals.
Take a literary road trip
Read Dante while eating gelato in Florence. Study Thoreau on the banks of Walden Pond. You’ll have many chances to explore the places that inspire and inform the literature you love.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Environmental Science—Natural Resources Track
- Environmental Science—Naturalist Track
- Environmental Studies
- Social Sciences
- World Languages & Cultural Studies
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