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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

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  3. Calling and Chemistry

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    A Graduating Senior’s Journey Includes Three National Awards and Discovering a New Destination ...

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  4. Three Generations of Full Professors at Hope College

    Posted by Jacob E. Nyenhuis

    On February 3, 2023, when Provost Gerald Griffin announced promotions approved by the Board of Tr...

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  5. Ethnobotany Provides Hands-On Lesson in Culture, History and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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    Students in the ethnobotany class taught by Dr. Jennifer Blake-Mahmud received a hands-on lesson ...

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  6. Hope Without Borders

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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