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Degree Overview

Join a religion program that equips you to engage with the world thoughtfully and actively.

As a religion major or minor, you’ll explore the historical settings of Christianity and other religions both in the classroom and abroad. You’ll gain research and writing experience that will equip you for a career in law, journalism, ministry, and more.

You'll delve into the texts and beliefs of the Christian faith, but you'll also learn more about the ideas that guide followers of other world religions. You’ll learn to engage meaningfully with other people and concepts—all from within a framework of confident Christian faith. When you graduate, you'll be well equipped to thrive in graduate school or your career.

Program Distinctives

Committed Christian faculty - Your professors are invested in both your academic success and your development as a capable Christian scholar. They'll guide you as you grapple with big questions about faith and belief.
Study abroad - Off-campus programs to places like Greece, Budapest, Tibet, and Israel will let you explore firsthand the geographical and cultural roots of Christianity and other religions.
Gain important skills - In your classes, you'll gain a deep knowledge of Christian thought and theology. But you'll also sharpen critical thinking and communication skills that will enhance any other discipline.
A vibrant community - Calvin's community is full of curious learners and provocative thinkers. You'll engage with your peers and professors not only in class, but through theology forums, student organizations, and more.

Degree Information

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    To be admitted to the religion major, you must have completed a core religion course with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

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