Hiram College

Working Toward a Healthier Community

Whether you see yourself pursuing an advanced degree, working in research, or joining the Peace Corps, the personalized public health major at Hiram can help chart your path. Experience personalized classes that challenge you to apply your studies in the field through internships, student research, and student-led health initiatives.

Who Are Hiram’s Public Health Students?

This is not a one-size-fits-all program. Hiram public health students are a diverse group with skills and interests that include writing, science, communication, management, problem-solving, research and advocacy.

In fact, each public health major’s unique interests are what equip them for success in the wide-reaching field. The public health degree program brings together uniquely-talented people to address public health issues (e.g., heroin overdoses, community violence, Zika virus, climate change) through multiple perspectives. Additionally, the program serves students looking for learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom.

About the Public Health Program

Public health at Hiram is interdisciplinary, flexible, supportive, career-focused, and cutting edge. You won’t find heavy lectures and long readings in this program; we emphasize flexibility and practicality, while still being career-focused. Pair your core courses with a concentration in biology, environmental studies, communication, integrative exercise science, sociology or biomedical humanities; you can even minor in these concentrations, or select another minor that fits your goals.

A Career-Focused Public Health Degree

A major in public health at Hiram is not just competencies and requirements. During your time at Hiram, you will build a unique skillset grounded in a liberal arts education, including:

  • Empathy
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Social responsibility

In the intimate classroom setting, you also have the opportunity to create and publish your own research at the undergraduate level in the health topic that interests you.

Recent Hiram public health degree graduates are not only prepared for grad school; they are prepared to start their careers. We see many of our new graduates pursue entry-level positions within federal, state, non-profit, research, and industry in health education, project management, and even communication.

And if you choose to go on to pursue an advanced degree, you will be prepared to study medicine, law, social work, health administration, and more.

For more details about the public health program requirements, visit the Program page. If you have any questions about the public health degree program, request more info today.

Christopher A. Mundorf Headshot

Christopher A. Mundorf, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Community and Public Health

Public Health IS A PART OF HIRAM HEALTH

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.