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  • Last updated: November 18, 2019

Calvin University offers the following degrees:

AA – Associate of Arts
BA – Bachelor of Arts
BS – Bachelor of Science
BCS – Bachelor of Computer Science
BSA – Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
BME – Bachelor of Music Education
BSE – Bachelor of Science in Engineering
BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts
BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BSTR – Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation
BSW – Bachelor of Social Work
BSOT – Bachelor of Science in Letters and Occupational Therapy
MA – Master of Arts 
MAcc – Master of Accounting
MBA – Master of Business Administration 
MEd – Master of Education
MPH – Master of Public Health 

The formal requirements for a Calvin bachelor’s degree include the following: successful completion of 124 semester hours, completion of the designated program of study and the core, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 (some programs require a 2.5 GPA) both overall and in the program of concentration. A minimum of four upper level major courses and thirty out of the last sixty semester hours must be completed at Calvin. Not more than five semester hours of basic physical education or eight semester hours in applied music and drama may be applied to graduation requirements except when such courses are a designated part of a required major or minor program. No more than twelve semester hours of internship credit and no more than eight semester hours of independent study may be applied to graduation requirements.

Students desiring to earn a second baccalaureate degree from Calvin must meet all of the requirements of the second degree and complete a minimum of 145 semester hours. Students may not obtain more than one Bachelor of Science degree or more than one Bachelor of Arts degree, but may have more than one major within a given degree.

The formal requirements for Calvin graduate degrees are given in the program description of the catalog. 

The Associate of Arts in faith and community leadership degree is limited to students in the Calvin Prison Initiative program.  Sixty semester hours are required, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 for completion.  Calvin also offers a certificate in faith and community leadership in the Calvin Prison Initiative program.


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