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Institutional Mission Statement:
to inspire passion for knowledge that grows
to be an exceptional undergraduate liberal arts
to be a leading Christian college, ecumenical in
to enhance education through residential
to promote faithful leadership and grateful
to engage in mutually beneficial relationships
to provide human, physical, and financial resources
Natural Science Division Mission Statement:
Science and mathematics comprise three-fourths of the ancient Quadrivium and have been a part of the liberal arts curriculum since it was established in medieval European universities. We believe that science and mathematics are best learned within the context of a liberal arts education where students can integrate their knowledge of science with wide-ranging experiences. Finally, we believe that we must support and strengthen the Christian mission of the institution by providing an education in science and mathematics that integrates learning with ethics and moral responsibility.
Goals for our Division are:
Our programs in science and mathematics at Hope College are organized around these guiding principles and our responsibility is to keep them at the forefront of our educational processes. We believe that our programs must continuously be honed with these principles in mind to motivate students, to keep faculty vital, and to provide students and faculty alike with the skills and confidence to succeed.