Science and Engineering at Hiram College
Hiram College is distinctive in its unique term structure, the Hiram Plan. Students complete 12 weeks of traditional coursework, take a week-long break, and finish their academic semester with three weeks of intensive study in a single class, internship, or study away experience.
Hiram’s newest initiative, Tech and Trek, puts an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and keyboard bundle in the hands of every full-time traditional student. This is all part of Hiram’s New Liberal Arts: integrated study, high-impact experiences, and mindful technology that make it truly transformational, enabling students to capture, connect, and reflect upon life-changing ideas, feelings, images, and questions. Meanwhile, Hiram Connect links coursework, internships, study away explorations, and hands-on learning opportunities. Students are led to reflect upon their academic experiences, helping them determine what they want to do professionally and who they want to be personally.
Hiram provides pathways to prestigious graduate programs in Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine. Our Hiram Health Initiative supports a campus culture of health and wellness and provides an environment that prepares health professionals to enter the workforce as compassionate caregivers.
Science and Engineering at Hiram College
Nearly half of the majors offered at Hiram College focus on science, engineering, or health professions. At the heart of these programs are small classes, investigative research, and other experiential learning opportunities that prepare students as undergraduates to emerge as qualified, skilled professionals and graduate students.
Hiram College offers aspiring physicians a seamless undergraduate-to-medical school transition in partnership with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. The Baccalaureate to MD Pathway Program is a non-accelerated combined degree program designed for future physicians. Hiram students may apply for the BA to MD program during their sophomore year, and successful applicants will gain direct admittance into medical school, provided they continue to meet program requirements throughout their undergraduate years. Five seats at NEOMED’s College of Medicine are available to Hiram College students annually. Students must major or minor in Biomedical Humanities at Hiram in order to be accepted into the program.
Hiram’s direct-entry Nursing program prepares its BSN students to be clinically competent, ethically grounded, and socially and culturally responsible nurses. Prepared with a strong liberal arts base, knowledge of the discipline and profession of nursing, and clinical experiences in which a broad variety of skills are applied, students are prepared to be leaders in health and nursing care. Nursing students choose Hiram for its small classes, one-on-one faculty mentoring, state-of-the-art facilities, nearby world-renowned clinical facilities, and support for first-time success on the National Registered Nurse Licensure Exam.
Hiram’s Integrative Exercise Science major prepares students with a strong core of exercise science, biology, and biomedical humanities courses. This foundation equips students with the coursework and experience they need to advance into a variety of health professions. Students may also complete a minor to complement their professional goals or a Sports Health concentration to prepare for graduate-level medical and allied health programs.
Hiram’s Public Health program offers minors and concentrations in Biology, Biomedical Humanities, Communication, Environmental Studies, Integrative Exercise Science, and Sociology. Students are immersed in the science of disease and health at a population level. They also learn the skills needed for a career in helping others through science, communication, outreach, and advocacy. Students in the program can build upon their classroom experiences by designing, implementing, and presenting their own public health research and programs that seek to address the major health issues of our time.
Dual Engineering: 3+2 degree
Hiram College’s dual-degree Engineering program prepares students to be successful engineers by emphasizing a strong science core and problem-solving and communication skills. Hiram’s dual-degree Engineering program, in partnership with Case Western Reserve University and Washington University in St. Louis, draws students who want to complete degrees in two STEM disciplines. They acquire robust scientific skills while also developing a strong liberal arts knowledge base with a foundation in critical-thinking, leadership, and effective communication skills.