Hiram College

Physics Major

Traditional Undergraduate

Study How Things Work in a High-Tech World

Physics knowledge—the study of energy, matter and how things work—is sought after in today’s high-tech world. Hiram College physics majors are prepared to pursue graduate study, teaching in the sciences or working in a high-tech career.

Who Are Hiram’s Physics Majors?

Students in the physics degree program are, above all else, passionate about math and science. They are ambitious in their career goals, diverse in background and interests, and eager to develop hands-on skills.

Hiram physics majors have the option to participate in the successful dual degree program that grants a Hiram B.A. degree in physics and a B.S.n engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland or Washington University in St. Louis. This allows students passionate about learning in new, high-tech liberal arts to become experts in both physics and engineering, and pursue careers in their field.

Ben Moseley

“I’m going to be an aerospace engineer. My main goal is to work on building and designing satellites or spacecraft.”

-Ben Moseley ‘22

About the Physics Degree Program

The Hiram physics major helps students develop critical thinking, problem-solving and quantitative skills that enable them to tackle problems through a multifaceted approach of:

  • experimental,
  • theoretical, and
  • computational.

Physics majors gain invaluable 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.

Learn more about the physics program and courses.

What Careers Can You Pursue with a Physics Major?

After Hiram, physics majors succeed at the graduate level in fields as diverse as physics, engineering, medical school and law school. They also pursue careers as engineers or programmers, patent attorneys, medical professionals, air traffic controllers and military officers. Many have found a vocation in teaching, passing on their knowledge to the next generation.

Are you considering becoming a Hiram physics major or participating in the dual degree program? Request more information today.

Mark P. Taylor Headshot

Mark P. Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
Dual Degree Engineering Liaison

Stephens Memorial Observatory

The observatory’s current mission is historic preservation, astronomy education, and public outreach.

The primary instrument of the observatory is the Cooley Telescope. t is a nine-inch Warner and Swasey refractor built in Cleveland, Ohio and graced with John Brashear Co. optics.

Stephens Memorial Observatory offers regular public viewing nights.