Natural & Health Sciences at Hiram

Students studying natural and health sciences at Hiram enjoy opportunities to conduct research and experiential learning in well-equipped facilities.

Students studying natural and health sciences at Hiram are equipped with the knowledge and experience to succeed in graduate programs and careers. Through Hiram's Centers of Distinction, the Field Station and individual departments, students have countless opportunities to engage in research that aligns with their interests.

James H. Barrow Field Station

Students have daily access to this 500-acre research and educational facility which has direct involvement with the Akron Zoo. The Station includes classrooms, laboratories and student research areas, wildlife rehabilitation and breeding facilities, beech-maple forest, cold-water stream, experimental agricultural fields, interpretive nature trail, and waterfowl observation building. Students have the opportunity to work at the station during the academic year and complete internships during summer months.

Center for the Study of Nature & Society

The Center provides research opportunities of global significance on campus and at the Barrow Field Station. The Center has direct involvement with the Audubon Society, Ohio and National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, the Ohio Division of Wildlife and more. Center experiences help student prepare for veterinary school and other graduate programs.

Engineering Dual Degree Program

Students interested in engineering can spend three years at Hiram, followed by two years at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and earn two Bachelor's degrees.

Nursing Facilities

Hiram's nursing facilities are state-of-the-art. The Clinical Learning Center includes acute care and ambulatory units. It also features a simulated intensive care room which houses a wireless 3G Sim-Man and Sim-Baby allowing for reality-like experiences in patient care.

Center for Biomedical Humanities, Medicine & Literature

The Center fosters the integration of the study of humanities and health care through interdisciplinary programs, specialized courses, summer symposia, presentations in the arts and engagement with visiting scholars.

Center for Deciphering Life's Languages

This research Center focuses on the study of life at the molecular level and the ways in which DNA and protein sequences determine cellular function. Specialized programming includes an annual symposium and academic year and summer opportunities for undergraduates to engage in genomics and bioinformatics research.

Study Abroad

Hiram offers a number of study abroad programs, with several specifically geared toward students in the natural and health sciences. Students have studied marine biology in the Galapagos Islands, comparative nursing in Zambia and polar to tropical ecosystems in the Biomes of the World course which circumnavigates the globe.

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