Boldly exploring the frontiers of the human mind
Psychology at Calvin lets you integrate a deeply Christian worldview with research-based academic exploration.
Calvin's psychology department is inspiring students' minds and hearts to expand in all directions. The pursuit of knowledge about the human mind and behavior propels us to ask new questions, generate fresh ideas and embrace the unknown. As a psychology student, you will balance science, faith and practice, exploring the complexity of the human mind through a uniquely Christian perspective.
of 2015 graduates were professionally employed or in graduate school one year after graduation*
(*6.5% were employed, but seeking)
of psychology majors get research experience in courses or through undergraduate research opportunities
of recent graduates had double majors at Calvin
Explore Psychology at Calvin
Study human behavior through a Christian and research-based curriculum.
Careers and outcomes
Graduate with a versatile degree that prepares you to pursue a wide variety of careers.
Learn from esteemed faculty members who will engage you in collaborative research.
Uniting Illinois with talk show education and conversation
Niala Boodhoo '96 hosts "The 21st," a talk show in Illinois.
News & Stories, July 25, 2016
Home, sweet college
Katherin "Kat" Stahl ’09
Spark, Winter 2015
Christian Perspectives on Mental Illness
Working group offers alumni opportunity to break silence surrounding issues of mental health
Spark, Fall 2015
Help for the Alzheimer’s family
Benjamin Mast ’95
Spark, Spring 2015
Calvin College is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars
Calvin College is one of just six bachelor's institutions in the nation to have at least two faculty members awarded prestigious Fulbright grants in 2014-15.
News & Stories, February 12, 2015
We Are Calvin: Linnea Venhousen
Linnea Venhousen is spending this summer in Thailand with "Adventures in Missions" helping prostitutes to see the freedom that Christ offers.
News & Stories, July 16, 2014
Yonker is Professor of the Year
This year, Julie Yonker received the senior class' highest honor—and the traditional donuts.
News & Stories, April 30, 2013
Researching through Mechanical Turk
Calvin sociology and psychology professors are using Amazon's online service to get large survey results.
News & Stories, March 19, 2013
Your perfect equation
Major + Core Studies + ___________ = your unique academic path
VERGE, Spring 2013
Biographies from another era
Part of the homework in psychology 209 is creating the life histories of older adults.
News & Stories, May 9, 2012
Stehouwer wins Professor of the Year
Scott Stehouwer, a 34-year veteran of the psychology department, is the students' choice.
News & Stories, April 30, 2012
The psychology of forgiveness
Psychology professor Blake Riek studies the motivators behind asking for forgiveness.
News & Stories, March 14, 2012
Lab notes from Psych 333
VERGE, Winter 2011