The Educational Studies major has been specifically designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of the learning and teaching process, yet seek careers in non-school settings. Our educational studies major is an interdisciplinary program. Students seeking jobs in non-school settings benefit from portions of the essential knowledge and skills associated with the field of education.
Hiram's liberal arts curriculum ensures that students approach the education major with the professional preparation needed to move into a career in a variety of educational settings.
Natural historians examine the world to determine the relationships between organisms, how they developed and evolved, and how they interact with their environment. A minor in natural history provides students with a concentration of knowledge and skills through experiential, field-based coursework, internship opportunities and a capstone experience. The study of natural history is the foundation of the biological sciences and is fundamental to place-based studies, nature interpretation and environmental education.
The study of history is critical for our understanding of the human experience. Through the study of history, we develop an understanding of who we are, where we came from, how and why our society has changed over time and how humans have interacted with each other and with the natural world. Hiram’s history major prepares students for active citizenship and for informed, thoughtful decision-making throughout their lives.
The Spanish for Professions minor emphasizes the circumstances in which students may be expected to use the Spanish language in the workplace. Doctors and nurses, business executives, educators and a variety of other professions are increasingly expected to communicate with diverse constituents, and the Spanish for the professions minor gives Hiram Colleges students a leg up on their competition when entering the workforce.