Biomedical Humanities

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.

Biomedical Humanities 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 the Program

Program Summary

The 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 healthcare. 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

  • 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.

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Faculty

Brad Goodner, Ph.D.

Director, School of Health & Medical Humanities; Professor of Biology Edward J. Smerek Endowed Chair in Mathematics, the Sciences & Technology; Director, Center for Scientific Engagement
CONTACT Brad Goodner, Ph.D.

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