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.
“I want to have the ability to increase a community’s wellness with effective communication and outreach.”-Lauren Brewer ‘22
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:
- 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.