Religion majors at Hope choose a concentration in one of four areas: biblical studies, historical studies, theological studies, and studies in world religion.
  • Faculty members' areas of expertise and special interest include church history, Christian feminism, environmental ethics, medical ethics, Reformed theology, Roman Catholic theology, the New Testament, biblical Greek, the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, and world religions.
  • Faculty members have a reputation for excellent teaching and are active scholars who have published extensively.
  • The religion program prepares students to understand and navigate an increasingly complex religious world and provides them an opportunity to personally explore religious faith.  
  • Many religion majors double major in fields such as Biology, English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Social Work. 
  • Religion majors can study in Chicago and Philadelphia in programs that introduce them to urban ministry issues.
  • Religion majors can intern with local churches and community service organizations.
  • Religion majors can take advantage of May term study programs in India, the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and the Adirondacks of upstate New York.
  • Many religion majors collaborate with faculty members on research projects.
  • Many Hope religion majors go on to graduate programs and theological seminaries.
Hope College Department of Religion

126 East 10th Street

Holland, MI 49423

Prof. Steven Bouma-Prediger