Welcome to Cal Lutheran.

Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University is home to more than 2,804 undergraduate and 1,223 graduate students who come from more than 49 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 41 majors and 41 minors.

Our flexible Bachelor's Degree for Professionals program is designed to meet the needs of 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 49 countries and 30 different denominations and faith backgrounds. So no one is an outsider. This is a place for everyone.

About the Lutheran Experience

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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.

Our Commitment to Diversity


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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