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- American Ethnic Studies
- Art and Art History Department
- Asian Studies
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Biology Department
- Campus Health
- Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
- Center for Global Engagement
- Center for Leadership
- Center for Ministry Studies
- Chemistry Department
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- Day1 Research Communities
- Economics and Business
- Education Department
- Emmaus Scholars Program
- Engineering Department
- English Department
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- ExploreHope Academic Outreach
- Fostering a Community of Excellence in Science (FACES)
- General Education
- Geological and Environmental Science Department
- Global Health
- Global Studies
- History Department
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Kinesiology Department
- Mathematics and Statistics Department
- Music Department
- Nursing Department
- Office of the Dean for Arts and Humanities
- Office of the Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences
- Office of the Dean for Social Sciences
- Peace and Justice
- Phelps Scholars Program
- Philosophy Department
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- Political Science
- Pre-Health Programs
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- Pre-Professional Programs
- Program for the Academically Talented (PATH)
- Psychology Department
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- Vita Scholars Program
- Washington Honors Semester
- Women's and Gender Studies
- World Languages and Cultures Department
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American Ethnic Studies
Art and Art History
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Economics and Business
- Economics and BusinessAccounting, B.A.
- Economics and BusinessAccounting/Business Double Major, B.A.
- Economics and BusinessBusiness, B.A.
- Economics and BusinessBusiness, Finance Concentration, B.A.
- Economics and BusinessBusiness/Economics Double Major, B.A.
- Economics and BusinessEconomics, B.A.
- Economics and BusinessPublic Accounting, B.A.
- Economics and BusinessPublic Accounting/Business Double Major, B.A.
- Engineering Engineering Science, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Biochemical Concentration, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Biomedical/Bioelectrical Concentration, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Biomedical/Biomechanical Concentration, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Chemical Concentration, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Civil Concentration, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Computer Concentration, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Electrical Concentration, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Environmental Concentration, B.S.
- Engineering Engineering-ABET, Mechanical Concentration, B.S.
Mathematics and Statistics
Peace and Justice
Women's and Gender Studies
World Languages and Cultures
- World Languages and CulturesChinese Studies, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesClassical Studies, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesFrench Education, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesGerman Education, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesGerman, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesGlobal French Studies, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesJapanese Studies Composite, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesLatin Education, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesSpanish Education, K-12 Elementary Track, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesSpanish Education, K-12 Secondary Track, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesSpanish Education, Secondary, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesSpanish, B.A.
- World Languages and CulturesChinese Studies Minor
- World Languages and CulturesClassical Studies Minor
- World Languages and CulturesFrench Education Minor
- World Languages and CulturesFrench-Speaking Culture and Society Minor
- World Languages and CulturesGerman Minor
- World Languages and CulturesJapanese Studies Composite Minor
- World Languages and CulturesLatin Education Minor
- World Languages and CulturesSpanish Minor
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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.
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Art & Humanities
The active Fine and Performing Arts community includes 20-plus performing ensembles. The Humanities division seeks to expand student wisdom, cultivate imagination and pursue truth. In both divisions, students receive significant personal attention, collaborate with faculty and enjoy opportunities beyond the classroom.
Natural & Applied Sciences
“Scientific learning is best achieved by doing science.” With this philosophy the Natural and Applied Sciences community commits to delivering excellent undergraduate programs while providing the opportunity for cutting-edge research in all scientific disciplines.
The Social Sciences community is the largest academic division at Hope. Students will receive hands-on understanding of communication and cultures through student-faculty collaboration, critical thinking and beyond the classroom experience.
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