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Help people flourish

Develop a deep understanding of human behavior—so that you can help people meet their full potential as image-bearers of God.

Here, you won't study human behavior from afar. You'll explore its nuances firsthand. That might mean working with autism patients in Grand Rapids’ own world-renowned children’s hospital. Or counseling struggling patients at a local health services clinic. It means intense courses where you will dive deep into big topics like addiction, justice, prejudice, stigma, and human health. It means learning from Christian faculty whose office doors are always open.

When you graduate, you'll be more than ready for grad school, med school, or a career in anything from healthcare to human services to business.

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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.

Pursue human health

Psychology is an excellent fit for Calvin’s pre-medicine program. If you plan a career in the healthcare world, explore Calvin’s highly-rated pre-med and other pre-professional health programs.

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Works with Spanish

Many Calvin students pair a psychology major with a Spanish degree. Find out how easy it is to combine these two complementary majors.


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Families from all economic backgrounds—many just like yours—are making Calvin work. Scholarships, grants and loans are the tools that make Calvin possible.

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