Interdisciplinary Courses and Programs

Hope also offers several interdisciplinary majors and minors. Such programs pursue interdisciplinary strategies in focused areas of interest, preparing students to thrive in our complex world.
  • While courses within academic departments encourage inquiry within traditional categories of expertise, interdisciplinary studies courses offer the exciting challenge of integrating knowledge using multiple disciplinary perspectives.
  • Many courses within Hope College’s General Education curriculum are interdisciplinary. These courses help all students to pursue questions and engage in problem-solving beyond pre-fabricated compartments of knowledge. Semester-long interdisciplinary programs in urban areas such as Philadelphia and Chicago combine internships with acquiring knowledge that crosses disciplinary boundaries.
  • Hope is an academic community committed to free, yet disciplined, inquiry anchored in the Christian tradition. The General Education curriculum plays a vital role, providing the foundation for building intellectual and personal maturity.