Solving the biggest problems in the world requires bringing to bear multiple academic disciplines. A hallmark of liberal arts education, learning to think between and across disciplines prepares you to face the complexity of real work and real life.
A Hope College education begins and ends with interdisciplinary thinking in the First-Year Seminar and Senior Seminar programs. In between, there are particular opportunities to study at the intersection of multiple disciplines. See a list of special IDS courses.
Hope also features a wide variety of interdisciplinary pathways and programs that link multiple disciplines in the study of a common topic or field of study. These pathways and programs include both general education and upper division courses. Your choice of general education courses can lead to further study that allows you to build connections across multiple courses. Interdisciplinary pathways can enrich a topic of study within your major. Interdisciplinary programs can give you a supplementary area of expertise beyond your major.
Mellon Grand Challenges Initiative
Faculty are developing linked courses across the disciplines and establishing faculty-student research opportunities built around large-scale, relevant themes.
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