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The 1955



In 1955, Covenant College’s founders stepped out in faith to establish a Christian liberal arts college. With a worthy vision, a strong work ethic, and deep trust in the Lord, these courageous believers laid the foundation for the college. This all began at the corner of East Walnut Street and North Oakland Avenue in Pasadena, CA.

Walnut and Oakland Avenues


Covenant in Pasadena

Pasadena City Church, where Covenant rented our first classroom space.


Worship at laundry room

A majority of the student body of 1960, along with faculty and staff, gathers in the St. Louis laundry room for songs and skits.


These men and women sacrificed money and successful careers, comfort and stability. They rooted themselves and the college in the vision of making Christ preeminent in all things, which became our official motto: In all things Christ preeminent. Before long, Covenant College moved to St. Louis, MO, where we shared a campus with Covenant Seminary. We quickly outgrew that space and relocated to the “Castle in the Clouds” in 1964.


Castle In The Clouds
Covenant College’s founders initiated a legacy, laying a foundation for students to become theologically-trained, thoughtful, faithful Christians. Some of them never got to see what Covenant would become, yet we benefit from the fruits of their labor each day. We are proud to follow in the footsteps of these pioneers.
Covenant Today

Dr. Hans Madueme teaches a class on Covenant's current campus.

In light of this legacy, Covenant College is launching The 1955, a group of committed givers partnering closely with us to continue this mission.



Carter Hall - The 1955


To join The 1955, we ask you to contribute at least $1,955 to Covenant annually, thus financially participating in the ongoing work of the college. We hope to thank those who partner with Covenant in this way through special events, updates, and opportunities to regularly connect with us. With the support of The 1955 members, we will continue to teach, equip, and disciple students to be the next generation of leaders who are faithfully following Jesus in all things.



Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Community Development minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor


  • Economics 
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor