Welcome From Christ College Dean Peter Kanelos
Peter Kanelos

Christ College is the Honors College of Valparaiso University.

Valparaiso University provides more than just a typical honors program or collection of honors courses.  It offers a comprehensive honors college, named Christ College, with its own outstanding interdisciplinary faculty who work closely with academically talented students in more than 20 different honors courses each semester.

Christ College students are simultaneously enrolled in the honors college and any of the four other undergraduate colleges—Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing and Health Professions, Business —and more than 70 majors and programs offered at Valparaiso University.  Together, our students and faculty create a genuine community of learners who believe in honoring intellect, enlivening faith, and engaging the world. Christ College seniors graduate with commencement honors and go on to exceptional jobs and top-tier graduate and professional programs, prepared to lead fulfilling lives and careers.


Christ College, the honors college of Valparaiso University, is a community of faculty and students that integrates fields of study, inspires love of learning, and enriches Christian moral and intellectual life through independent thought and collaborative inquiry.