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American Ethnic Studies

Art and Art History

Asian Studies

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology




Computer Science


Economics and Business




Environmental Science

Environmental Studies


Global Health

Global Studies




Mathematics and Statistics





Peace and Justice



Political Science



Sociology & Social Work


Women's and Gender Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Liberal arts curriculum. Graduate-level research. Hands-on opportunities. Challenging collaboration. The highest standards. These are the elements that help Hope students from every discipline succeed — in school and in life.

Grounded in a general liberal arts education, Hope offers specialized study in more than 90 majors, minors and pre-professional programs.

Our students learn through experience in more than 300 study abroad programs and countless internships available locally and throughout the U.S. Plus, they collaborate with masterful teachers and researchers in every field of study.

Hope’s academic programs are your gateway to a life of study. Start exploring.


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Stories of scholarship and innovation

  1. Hope Without Borders

    Posted by Josh Bishop

    Even at a college like Hope, which has a mission of preparing students for “lives of leadership...

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  2. Project Engages Faculty and Staff in Helping Hope Be Its Best Self

    Posted by Gregory Olgers

    “Reframing the Hope College Saga” seeks to invigorate discussion of Hope’s identity while d...

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  3. Stewardship for the Greater Good

    Posted by Josh Bishop

    The Center for Leadership (CFL) at Hope College has completed multiple consulting projects with K...

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  4. Researching the Hands of Time

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Inside a box waiting for her on a front porch, senior Autumn Balamucki was about to pick up histo...

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  5. Pandemic Research Includes Immigrant Churches’ Response

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    The COVID-19 pandemic has instigated a great number of questions, and resulted in numerous subseq...

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  6. How Home Attachment Helps Mental Health in a Pandemic

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    There’s no place like home, author Frank Baum’s Dorothy said, but then again, she wasn’t co...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 60+Countries for Study Abroad

    Hope students participate in more than 300 study abroad programs in over 60 countries—often for no additional tuition or fees.

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  • 3,000+Internships Each Year

    Internships at Hope College are credit-earning semester- or summer-long work experiences related to a student's major or a vocational interest area.

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  • 11:1Student:Faculty Ratio

    Small class sizes mean close collaboration and positive relationships between students and faculty.

  • $7M +Student-Faculty Research Funding

    With student-faculty research programs funded by more than $2 million in active grants, Hope College is an undergraduate research powerhouse.

    See student research opportunities