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?

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University Honors Program

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

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Our Faculty

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

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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

Criminology and Criminal Justice
Criminology and Criminal Justice major photo of student or faculty

From the very first ‘Intro to Criminal Justice' course to the final ‘Criminal Justice Capstone’ course, my interest and conviction for pursuing a career in this field have only been reinvigorated with every course, experiential learning opportunity, and interaction with the diverse group of educators, guest lecturers and working professionals that I’ve had the pleasure to engage with. This department provided me with many opportunities to take agency over my learning experiences while offering support and guidance to forge the path that best fits my needs.

Olivia Lassa '21
English major photo of student or faculty

When mentoring students in research projects, it’s the beyond-the-classroom context that allows creating a long-term collaborative relationship between the students and me. So, I can wear the many different hats of a teacher to support the students and share a greater perspective on the significance of their projects with them.

Scott Chiu
Assistant Professor
Exercise Science
Exercise Science major photo of student or faculty

Class topics like adaptations to exercise, motion capture analysis, and exercise in different climates were very exciting because of their practical application to my work. Also, each class was very reading and writing intensive, which prepared me for graduate school by improving my ability to dissect a research article for relevant information.

Jonathan Goldstein '19