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Join a Christian community dedicated to the love, pursuit, and enjoyment of wisdom.

At Calvin, we invite you to pursue philosophy as a way of life. You'll seek knowledge in the context of Christian faith, whether you are a philosophy major or want to gain critical thinking skills you can bring to any other discipline. Join the discussion and challenge your understanding of being and knowing, culture and technology, meaning and beauty, ethics and business, and the very nature of God.

The world-class philosophy education you’ll get at Calvin is built on a tradition of excellence. Calvin philosophy alumni live out their pursuit of wisdom and justice in a wide array of fields including tech, health care, law, advertising, entrepreneurship, ministry, and academia.

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