We know you learn best when you can roll up your sleeves and dive in. That's why we offer hands-on opportunities that give you the freedom to explore your passion through real-world work and prepare for a fulfilling career.

Academic Programs

Choosing the right major starts with a simple question: What are you passionate about?

Find a Major
University Honors Program

If you're ready for an academic challenge worthy of your ambition, look no further.

Learn more
Our Faculty

Our professors are invested in your personal and academic success from day one.

Meet our Faculty
Engage the world with integrity.

We cultivate a liberal arts learning environment that is student-centered, welcoming, and inclusive. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore and expand knowledge and to contribute their talents and abilities to fully engage their communities and world with integrity.​

The Cal Lutheran Experience

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major photo of student or faculty

The work I've done has prepared me for the demands I face in pursuing medical school by allowing me the opportunity to develop the skills to interpret data, analyze information, and drive the intellectual process.

Brittany Smolarski '16

Read Brittany's Story

Communication major photo of student or faculty

I think one of the most important tools in helping students discover and live their purpose is getting them to understand not to take their experiences for granted. In teaching critical thinking, we often privilege this action as questioning but it can be a part of the creative process, too. As the British writer Neil Gaiman said, 'You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different.'

Russell Stockard
Spanish major photo of student or faculty

The Spanish Literature and Society course fascinated me because I had the chance to read literature from amazing writers who have shaped the Spanish language to what it is today. That is what was the most impactful for me - learning about all these great writers who interpreted their point of view on life in various ways all while incorporating Latin American history and politics into their works.

Abigail de la Cruz '19