Welcome to Cal Lutheran.

Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University is home to more than 2,808 undergraduate and 1,352 graduate students who come from more than 66 countries and represent a wide variety of faiths.

Our dedicated, accomplished faculty works with small classes of students who are open-minded—about ideas, about people, and about faith—and are seeking to grow as individuals.

Both in the classroom and outside of it, everyone at Cal Lutheran is committed to helping each student pursue their passions to discover their purpose, and follow that purpose to transform their community—and the world.

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Programs & Degrees

Through our undergraduate programs, we offer 35 majors and 34 minors. Additionally, our Bachelor's Degree for Professionals is designed to meet the needs of part-time returning adult students.

Graduate degrees, credentials, and certifications are offered through:

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Cal Lutheran At a GLance

The mission of the university is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

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The Lutheran Experience

Simply put, everyone is welcome here. Our students come from more than 66 countries and 30 different denominations and faith backgrounds. So no one is an outsider. This is a place for everyone.

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Committed to Diversity

We firmly believe our culture is greatly enhanced when individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences become part of the University family and bring their talents and views to the academy.

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Locations

Cal Lutheran's main 225-acre Thousand Oaks campus (located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara) is complemented by four satellite centers in Oxnard, Santa Maria, Westlake Village, and Woodland Hills.

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, located in Berkeley, California, is one of eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union.

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