Special Programs

If you are seeking more challenges, cultural experiences, deeper study or expanded knowledge, we have additional academic options for you.

We will help you find or develop programs that build on your strengths, in order that you will attain your life’s ambitions.


Develop strong leadership skills for your future career through Olivet’s Roaring Tiger ROTC Battalion. Upon graduation, be commissioned as an officer and also receive your bachelor’s degree in your major area of study.

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Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study

Discover the world outside your college classroom. Live an adventure in a new community. Connect your faith with your passions. 

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Summer Leadership Institute

Encounter amazing opportunities for juniors in high school (entering their senior year) to further develop their leadership potential. 

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Honors Program

This four-year program is designed to encourage and nurture academically talented students.

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Pre-Professional Programs

Doctors. Lawyers. Pharmacists. Physical Therapists. Olivet boasts a multitude of alumni who credit their alma mater for their success in graduate school and professional careers. And we offer a number of outstanding pre-professional degree programs to help you have the successful career you ultimately desire.

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Additional Opportunities


(Associated Colleges of the Chicago Areas) Student Symposium: Design and do an independent research project, prepare an abstract and then give an oral presentation of your results at this annual symposium. Open to students in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology/anthropology and business/economics.

Scholar Week

Students — along with faculty and other guests — present results of their academic research projects during a week-long series of lectures and discussions.


Pence-Boyce Research Program Fellowships and Olivet Research Associates Program: Work with a faculty member on a forward-looking, 10-week research project during the summer. Projects may be theoretical, lab or field studies. Receive a stipend so you can work full time on your project. Available for science and mathematics students.

And Much More!

Schedule a campus visit to discuss the program that’s best for you.

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