Biomedical Humanities Degree

Health professionals use ethical judgment, compassionate communication, and sound decision-making skills just as much as they use their scientific expertise. That’s why students who are interested in health care should pursue Hiram College’s interdisciplinary biomedical humanities degree program – the first of its kind in the United States.

Our biomedical humanities degree is one of Hiram’s top major choices for future health professionals. The biomedical humanities major couples an intensive science core with equally rigorous study in the humanities for the purpose of exploring the intersections of medicine, science, literature and culture.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About Our Northeast Ohio Biomedical Humanities Degree Program

Program Summary

The biomedical humanities major’s relational core prepares students for the interpersonal and group-level interactions that are quintessential to health and healthcare delivery. Collectively, our coursework provides students with a broad perspective on twenty-first-century health care. This program offers both social and humanistic aspects of health care with a curriculum that meets most requirements for medical school.

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CAreer Paths

Hiram’s staff and faculty are focused on helping students reach their goals and feel confident in their professional abilities while completing their biomedical humanities major in northeast Ohio. Students who earn their biomedical humanities degree from Hiram College will be equipped to a pursue wide variety of careers across the health care industry. Some of the most common career paths that interest our students include:

  • Medicine (physician or physician assistant)  
  • Nursing  
  • Physical therapy  
  • Occupational therapy  
  • Dentistry  
  • Optometry 
  • Genetic counseling  
  • Public health  
  • Medical sales  
  • Funeral industry  
  • Podiatry  
  • Bioethics  
  • Healthcare administration  
  • Pharmacy 
Michael Majetich

MICHAEL MAJETICH ’10 | Biomedical Humanities Major

“Upon my first visit to Hiram’s campus, I was immediately drawn in by the sense of community.”

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Ways to Get involved

The Center for Literature and Medicine is the home of a distinctive interdisciplinary program that serves undergraduates, health care professionals and the wider community, and is available to those students pursuing their biomedical humanities degree.

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Our Campus Is Your Home Away from Home

Hiram College is situated in the quiet village of Hiram, Ohio, conveniently located near Akron, Youngstown, and Cleveland. Each surrounding city offers a unique opportunity for students to enjoy their time off campus through dining at local restaurants, watching sporting events, shopping, visiting landmarks, and beyond.

When it comes to campus life, we strive to make Hiram feel like home for our students by providing opportunities that will help them engage, socialize, and learn. Attending Hiram College to pursue your biomedical humanities degree in northeast Ohio is a great choice for those who wish to further their impact on the world while seeking personal and professional growth.

Choose Hiram for Your Biomedical Humanities Degree in Northeast Ohio

If you are ready to start pursuing your biomedical humanities degree or are interested in learning more about our program, reach out today. Ready to apply? Begin your journey at Hiram College via the application process.

Our faculty members will be your greatest advocates in achieving your personal and professional goals on campus. We look forward to speaking with you!


Brad Goodner

Brad Goodner, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology & Biomedical Humanities
Edward J. Smerek Endowed Chair of Mathematics, Technology & the Sciences
Elizabeth Jacobs

Elizabeth Jacobs

Administrative Assistant to the School of Science and Technology and the School of Health, Education, Sustainability & Society

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