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Phage Genomics Research

One of only 12 biology departments nationally to participate in the National Genomics Research Initiative (NGRI) supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Get involved in this groundbreaking program.

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We have a superior national reputation

We're one of 190 colleges and universities in the nation named a "Top College for Science" in the Peterson's Guide. We are ranked 13th of 847 four-year, private undergraduate institutions for students who went on to receive doctorates.

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Biology Nature Preserve

Hope College maintains a 55-acre nature preserve approximately five miles from the main campus. The property includes over 40 species of plants, 14 species of mammals, 40 species of birds and hundreds of species of arthropods. As we explore the property more fully, we continue to add to the list.

What can I do with a Biology Degree?
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Unique programs

We believe that students learn best by doing biology so it is equally important that we provide new and interesting ways for you to do exactly that. The programs below are only available at Hope College, so you won't find these anywhere else.

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