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The School of Science and Technology promotes critical thinking, scientific literacy, and hands-on technical skills; preparing our students to thrive in their careers and to become mathematically and scientifically-literate citizens, equipped to handle the challenges of the next century.
Students who enjoy the hands-on application of computers are naturally drawn to the applied computer science major. Hiram's program is designed for students who wish to enter careers in information technology, digital media, computer information systems and other technology-related fields.
Beyond the surface of each living organism is a complex network that keeps it alive and functioning. If this fascinates you, biochemistry might be the program that fits your interests and goals. Biochemistry is the study of life processes. It uses the techniques of chemistry and physics to help you understand the inner workings of all organisms.
By pursuing the biology major at Hiram College, students can study life at all levels—molecular, cellular, individual and ecological. Combined with the new liberal arts, the biology degree prepares students to achieve their unique goals, from attending medical or veterinary school to pursuing an allied health profession.
The chemistry program at Hiram College is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of the subject matter through extensive laboratory and research experiences. Coursework cultivates expertise in the areas of analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Because Hiram College is an undergraduate teaching institution, students receive close instruction and mentoring from Hiram’s full-time chemistry faculty. Hiram students also have unlimited access to the department’s array of research equipment and laboratory space.
Students who enjoy the world of fast moving technology and thrive at coding and hands-on application will excel in the Hiram computer science major. Our students leave Hiram with both a rigorous education and practical experience to prepare them for graduate study or careers in the tech industry.
Prepare to become a successful engineer by earning two bachelor degrees at once—one STEM-based degree from Hiram College and one engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University or Washington University. This dual (or 3+2) approach prepares leaders with a strong science core, problem-solving skills, and communication expertise.
Math minors have an undeniable love for solving complex numeric problems and finding real-world uses for their efforts. The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to provide a challenging and rigorous undergraduate education in mathematics to include a demanding set of course requirements and extensive mentoring by faculty on academic topics, careers and graduate education.
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.
Have you ever wondered how a fly avoids a flyswatter, how a fish navigates the currents, or how caffeine affects your brain? All of these questions fall within the broad domain of neuroscience: the study of the intersection between mind, brain, body and behavior.
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.
The Center for Scientific Engagement at Hiram College encourages students to become in the scientific process and to explore all matters related to the sciences.
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Less than three miles from campus, the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station is an active research and educational facility that not only enhances the science and environmental studies programs, but also delivers enrichment and inspiration for students in all majors.
So you think you’ve seen everything Hiram has to offer? Not quite…we’re full of surprises! Hiram has an incredible rustic camp, called Northwoods Field Station, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It was built by a fantastic group of Hiram students and faculty in the 1970s, and is in the Hiawatha National Forest, just minutes from Lake Superior.