Hiram nursing students receive a well-rounded education: they learn the scientific skills they need to be knowledgable health care providers and gain clinical experiences that prepare them to be leaders in the field. At the same time, they benefit from our 165-year liberal arts tradition. This tradition prepares them to think well and with discipline, to understand that knowledge is interrelated and interdisciplinary and to be critical observers of how the world works. They see issues, alternatives, solutions and aspects of life that more narrowly-trained minds do not.
These skills, combined with the knowledge and skills in the discipline of nursing, are essential to the preparation of those who serve as professional nurses.
Health is at the core of everything we do at Hiram College. It’s in our curriculum, in our residence halls and in our programming. It’s in everything we do. The liberal arts education you receive at Hiram will provide a strong foundation for your health care career aspirations.
The medical field is important and exciting. And while Hiram College does not offer degrees in pre-physician assistant, physical therapy, optometry or podiatry studies, it does provide students with the guidance and needed coursework to help them gain admission to professional school after graduating from Hiram. Our signature health humanities approach prepares medical professionals who deliver compassionate, thorough and thoughtful care coveted by today’s health care industry and patients.
When it comes to medical school, Hiram College students get noticed – and admitted. Hiram's first-in-the-nation biomedical humanities major gives students exactly what medical schools look for beyond grades and test scores: medical and research experience, diverse interests and community service.
Integrative Exercise Science is an attractive option for students who are interested in movement of the body, nutrition, conditioning, and are seeking a career in the health care or athletic industry. Hiram's program emphasizes a combination of a strong science education, hands-on learning in laboratory and clinical settings, and a foundation in biomedical humanities designed to develop ethically grounded, humanistic health care, fitness and wellness providers. Students majoring in integrative exercise science complete a strong core of exercise science coursework integrated with biology and biomedical humanities courses.
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.
Beyond the surface of each living organism is a complex network that keeps it alive and functioning. Biochemistry is the study of these processes and used the techniques of chemistry and physics to further the understanding. The discipline focuses on chemical reactions that are important to biological processes. The coursework for the biochemistry major is designed to prepare students for further study in graduate or professional school, and for entry into other careers in the life and chemical 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.
Hiram is home to the nation’s first biomedical humanities major and the prestigious Center for Literature and Medicine, which has been a leader in the medical humanities for more than 25 years. As a top major choice for future health professionals, biomedical humanities blends the social and humanistic aspects of health care with a rigorous science core, preparing students for successful careers in a range of health care fields.