Because of its rich philosophical heritage, its rigorous major and its success in placing graduates into top-rank graduate programs, the philosophy department at Calvin has attracted a number of philosophy majors from other colleges who come to Calvin to complete their studies.

Nuts and bolts

The college admissions office maintains a page that explains the logistics of transferring to Calvin College, including transfer of credit and financial aid & scholarships.

You can also view the philosophy department's major requirements.

Where are they now?

Alumni of Calvin’s philosophy department have gone on to some of the nation's finest PhD programs, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, NYU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Cornell and others. Many of them are now professors in leading universities (Yale, Notre Dame, Princeton, University of Michigan, Toronto, Boston College), seminaries (Fuller, Calvin, Westminster) and Christian liberal arts colleges (including Gordon, St. Olaf, Hope, Dordt, King’s, Bethel and Westmont).

The next step

For questions about transferring to Calvin, in general, visit the Admissions web site.

For questions about the philosophy department, in particular, contact:

Gregory Mellema

Gregory Mellema

Professor Emeritus
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