In the School of Education, Civic Leadership, and Social Change, be prepared to engage in the complex and multidisciplinary work of seeking to understand social systems and social change, through policy examination, institutional analysis, and the investigation of the allocation of resources and values.
Through the analysis of scholarship and theory, be prepared to consider power structures, social functions, and conceptions of diversity as integral to defining and shaping community and policy.
As a result of opportunities both on and off campus, be prepared to engage in research and scientific inquiry, participate in the education of communities, strive toward change-making action, or take on leadership roles informed by coursework.
Be prepared for this, and much more!
Are you driven to make a difference in others’ lives? Do you want to help ensure those in need of justice receive it? Hiram’s new Crime, Law, and Justice program spans a spectrum of study, from human rights and democracy to power and public health concerns like the opioid crisis. Hiram’s liberal arts-grounded crime, law, and justice major and minor integrate study in sociology, philosophy, ethics, political science, and public health. As part of Hiram Connect, the program includes practical study through an internship, research, or study-away experience.
Do you want to prepare for a career of successful leadership in today’s diverse school systems? Hiram College’s teacher licensure candidates rank among the top in the state with 100% of our candidates passing the educator licensure exams. Plus, our graduates consistently rate their preparation in using technology to enhance teaching and student learning above the state average. Find out how this major blends coursework with field experience to prepare graduates for the classroom.
Learn to tackle the challenges faced by education and educators of the 21st century. This program is designed for students who wish to gain a background in education that allows them to provide educational services in a wide variety of settings.
Hiram College was a pioneer in Environmental Studies, now one of the fastest-growing undergraduate programs in the U.S., and we continue to be a leader and innovator in this field. Students who make their way to Environmental Studies at Hiram are diverse in their interests and experiences, but they share an underlying desire to help solve problems and change the world. We give them what they need to do it!
Through our integrative curriculum and emphases on systems-thinking, hands-on learning, and communication, students acquire the knowledge, experiences, and skills they need to excel—in their professional roles, as graduate students, and as agents of change in their communities.
Do you want to go beyond the standard political ideologies to explore a trans-partisan perspective on politics? Learn how to leave your political leanings behind so you can thoughtfully consider and explore the documents and textual materials that make up much of our human history.
The minor in public leadership combines interdisciplinary teaching and experience to prepare students for careers of service in multiple publics. The minor in public leadership is a curricular element of the The Garfield Institute of Public Leadership whose mission is to prepare students for leadership in matters of public policy, foreign and domestic.
Are you interested in sociology or psychology and want a program that sets you apart as a future social worker? Consider pursuing the social work bachelor’s to master’s degree program at Hiram College and Case Western Reserve University.
Sociology majors study people and the roles they play in society. Later, as sociologists, they will face the challenging task of analyzing and interpreting the social world while living in the midst of it. Hiram's academic program is designed to provide sociology students with the research tools and techniques essential for performing comprehensive and accurate inquiries into human events within a social context.
In the spirit of James A. Garfield, the Garfield Institute helps both the political and apolitical explore public service in a process replete with opportunities on and off campus.