Hiram College

Natural History Minor

Traditional Undergraduate

Examining our world

Natural historians examine the world to determine the relationships between organisms, how they developed and evolved, and how they interact with their environment. To achieve these aims, students who pursue a minor in natural history focus on individual organisms and examine ecosystems on a larger scale. They gain the tools to interpret the natural world through hands-on, interactive course work in the classroom and in the field.

Through the natural history minor, students gain scientific knowledge that can be applied to a variety of professions. They also develop inquiry skills including:

  • Observation.
  • Problem formulation.
  • Data collection.
  • Critical analysis.
  • Applying field skills and theory to assess real-world problems.

A minor in natural history provides students with a concentration of knowledge and skills through experiential, field-based coursework, internship opportunities and a capstone experience.

Please contact Sarah Mabey, Ph.D. (program coordinator) at mabeyse@hiram.edu or 330.569.5847 if you have any questions about the natural history minor.

Natural History Minor Advisory Committee

  • Jugdep S. Chima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Merose Hwang, Ph.D., Acting Coordinator of Asian Studies Minor, Assistant Professor of History


Sarah Mabey Headshot

Sarah Mabey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Natural History Minor Coordinator