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Hiram offers both a major and a minor in physics, and participates in a dual degree program granting a Hiram degree in physics (or the appropriate major) and an engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland or Washington University in St. Louis.
The Hiram physics major helps students to develop critical thinking, problem-solving and quantitative skills that enable them to tackle problems through a multifaceted approach — experimental, theoretical and computational. Our physics majors have many opportunities to practice communicating technical topics in both written and oral forms. They frequently work in teams – a structure followed and valued by many employers — to produce solutions that are more thorough and in-depth than any one person could accomplish on his or her own. In addition to succeeding at the graduate level in fields as diverse as physics, engineering, medical school and law school, our physics graduates pursue careers as engineers or programmers, patent attorneys, medical professionals, air traffic controllers and military officers. Many also have found a vocation in teaching, passing on their knowledge to the next generation.