Since entrance requirements among professional schools vary considerably, Hope College provides students with extensive planning assistance. Faculty members help to tailor a program that meets the requirements of the professional school of your choice. The Career Planning Library offers a collection of resources to assist in all phases of your career search.
No matter what area of the health professions interests you most, Hope College can help you design a course of study that meets professional school requirements. You’ll be assisted by the Hope Health Professions Advisor, a Clinical Professor and Assistant Advisor, and by knowledgeable faculty members. The College’s Division of Natural and Applied Sciences, nationally recognized for excellence in education and research, has carefully structured its course offerings to strengthen your chances for acceptance to professional programs. Hope also offers many opportunities for internships and other experiences in the health professions, including health mission trips abroad.
The following statistics reflect a 10-year average:
Hope has a rich pre-law program, the success of which is reflected in the high rates of admittance by Hope students into law school. Hope’s pre-law program is far more developed than programs at most liberal arts institutions of its kind. Among the opportunities afforded by the pre-law program are:
Studies in Ministry
The Studies in Ministry minor is dedicated to preparing students theologically and practically for entry-level ministry positions in churches and Christian organizations. It aims to provide students who are discerning a call to Christian ministry with the theological framework, practical experience, spiritual discipline, and mentoring guidance necessary to embark upon a lifetime of involvement in Christian ministries. Through coursework, yearlong internships, and relationships with each other and mentors, students in this minor will be prepared for possible future theological education and various non-ordained ministry positions in churches and organizations — locally and worldwide.