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American Ethnic Studies

Art and Art History

Asian Studies

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Chemistry / Biochemistry


Computer Science


Economics and Business



Environmental Sciences

Environmental Studies



International Studies





Modern & Classical Languages




Peace and Justice



Political Science



Sociology & Social Work




Women's and Gender Studies

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 200 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. Researching and Revealing the Art of Nomads

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    In Hope College’s Kruizenga Art Museum, a current exhibit asks an unapologetic and perhaps overwhe...

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  2. A Major Addition

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    The neuroscience program at Hope has grown from one course offering to a minor and now a new major s...

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  3. A Vital Partnership Becomes Vitalis

    Posted by Blogs Administrator

    Purchasing a nursing textbook with required, additional materials can be costly at times. Realizing ...

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  4. They’ll Always Have Paris

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    A small but reputable library in Paris now has a new and meaningful relationship with a small but re...

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  5. The Economics Lessons of Smart Justice Research

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Economists are uniquely suited to study a variety of subjects where tradeoffs are unavoidable and co...

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  6. Remembering Stan Lee in the classroom

    Posted by Elizabeth Council

    Editor’s note: Dr. Jeff Tyler submitted this reflection upon learning of the passing of Stan L...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 60+Countries for Study Abroad

    Hope students participate in more than 200 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