The dual degree is an attractive option for future engineers who want the following:
Through the dual degree program, students spend three years at Hiram College, followed by two years at one of our partner universities:
Future engineers major in physics, biology, chemistry or computer science for three years while at Hiram. Students who maintain required academic and disciplinary standards are then guaranteed admission into Case Western Reserve University or Washington University and spend two years studying their desired engineering field. After five years, students earn two bachelor’s degrees.
Both partner institutions boast national reputations for their engineering programs. Engineering-related majors regularly top the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ “Top-Paid Majors” list, and graduates of the five-year program are well prepared to succeed and lead successful careers.
Dual degree students often make the best engineers because they possess the technical and scientific knowledge required for the field, but also the broad background and excellent oral and written communication skills that are required to assume leadership roles and solve complex problems.
Biology is an exciting field, allowing individuals to investigate and understand life processes at all levels including molecular, cellular, individual and ecological. The biology program at Hiram College provides students with the knowledge and experience to become professional biologists. With our emphasis on experiential learning and hands-on applications, coupled with close faculty mentoring relationships, Hiram's biology students develop the expertise to succeed in graduate programs and professional work environments in the modern life sciences.
The chemistry program at Hiram College is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of the subject matter through extensive laboratory and research experiences. Coursework cultivates expertise in the areas of analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Because Hiram College is an undergraduate teaching institution, students receive close instruction and mentoring from Hiram’s full-time chemistry faculty. Hiram students also have unlimited access to the department’s array of research equipment and laboratory space.
Students who enjoy the world of fast moving technology and thrive at coding and hands-on application will excel in the Hiram computer science major. Our students leave Hiram with both a rigorous education and practical experience to prepare them for careers in the tech industry.