Studying literature at Calvin University will be the foundation to a job you’ll love. Our graduates go on to fulfilling careers in publishing, library science, freelance writing, law, journalism, and more. That’s because our literature program pairs transformative classes with outstanding experiences.
In class, you’ll learn from faculty who are published authors and gifted teachers. You’ll read books that capture your imagination, force you to laugh, make you think, and sober your heart. You'll listen to diverse voices from the past and present and consider the ways that words can shape a better future. You'll think deeply about big ideas, like faith and justice.
Outside the classroom, you’ll have connections to intriguing possibilities. You’ll be mentored by Christian faculty who will chart your academic experience. We're neighbors with major publishing companies where you can land a career-shaping internship. And at our renowned Festival of Faith & Writing, you'll make connections with people whose words are changing the world.
Visit Hekman Library
Looking for something good to read? There’s no better place than the Hekman library. And if you’re interested in the library sciences, apply to work here and gain some experience.
Attend the Festival of Faith & Writing
Meet and listen to the authors you love, and engage with others who share your passion. Past speakers include Zadie Smith, George Saunders, Katherine Paterson, Luci Shaw, and Kwame Alexander. Explore the Festival of Faith and Writing »
Family income distribution for students applying for financial aid.
You can afford a Calvin education.
You’ve heard a lot about the high cost of a university education. But a Calvin education is much more affordable than you think. Most Calvin students pay far below the sticker price—and graduate with less debt than you might expect.
A reputation for excellence.
There’s a reason Calvin gets top marks from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more. Calvin graduates are in demand at grad schools, med schools, and careers in every field.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
Browse by category
- 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.