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.

Students who pursue a biology degree at Hiram are ready to face new challenges and aren’t afraid to fail. Curious in nature, they love to question the world around them. If this sounds like you, you’ll feel right at home in Hiram’s science facilities.

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About the Program

Program Summary

With their liberal-arts backgrounds, Hiram biology students have a broader platform on which to build their careers and lives. The critical-thinking, research and communication skills they’ll develop help them no matter the path they take.

It’s easy for students to specialize their biology major to fit their unique interests and goals.

The biology program allows students to learn hands on and gain real research experience by the time they graduate. Making observations, testing hypotheses and drawing conclusions is practiced in the classroom, in the lab and beyond.

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Paths and Opportunities

  • Paid and volunteer independent research projects during the academic year and summer.
  • Job shadowing with local doctors, veterinarians and more.
  • Study away trips that expose students to diverse habitats.
  • Working, interning or volunteering at Hiram’s 550-acre James H. Barrow Biological Field Station.
  • Interning or researching with local organizations including Penitentiary Glen Reservation and the Akron Zoo.
Elizabeth Hesse

ELISABETH HESSE ‘05 | Biology and Biomedical Humanities Major

Give yourself time to explore your interests and your passions, consider careers that maybe you hadn’t thought of before.”

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Ways to Get involved

Hiram College has a unique academic schedule which allows faculty to lead field courses off campus within the United States. Many of the faculty have taught courses in Alaska, the Southwest, Florida, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Additionally, biology faculty also lead other study abroad trips all over the world. For up-to-date study abroad courses, please visit the Study Abroad page.


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