The Calvin Core prepares students for lives of Christian service, and is inspired by our vision of a Christian liberal arts university with an expanded global influence.

Choosing the new Calvin Core

  1. If you're a new student beginning your freshman year, you don't need to go through this process. This process is for returning students only.
  2. Download a copy of the student planning worksheet.
  3. In consultation with your advisor, select your courses for each section on the worksheet. For more details about indvidual courses, scroll down on this page to see a complete list of Core courses, and check the frequently-asked questions if you have questions.
  4. Save a copy of your completed worksheet to your computer.
  5. Submit your completed worksheet online.
Submit your Core

The links on the right can provide useful additional information as you plan your academic experience.

List of Core Curriculum courses

For a detailed description of the Core Curriculum and a complete list of courses that can satisfy the different sections of the Core Curriculum, visit the Calvin University Core Curriculum page in the online catalog.

Here is a list of the 2023-2024 Core Courses.