Hiram College physics majors are prepared to pursue graduate study, teaching in the sciences or working in a high-tech career. Students in the physics degree program are, above all else, passionate about math and science. They are ambitious in their career goals, diverse in background and interests, and eager to develop hands-on skills.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

The Hiram physics major helps students develop critical thinking, problem-solving and quantitative skills that enable them to tackle problems through a multifaceted approach of:

  • experimental,
  • theoretical, and
  • computational.

Physics majors gain invaluable practice communicating technical topics in both written and oral forms. They frequently work in teams—a structure followed and valued by many employers—to produce solutions that are more thorough and in-depth than any one person could accomplish on his or her own.

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Career Paths

  • Air traffic controller
  • Lawyer
  • Geological, systems or other forms of engineering
  • Physician
  • Educator
  • Medical researcher

BEN MOSELEY ’22 | Physics Major

“I’m going to be an aerospace engineer. My main goal is to work on building and designing satellites or spacecraft.”

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Ways to Get involved

The Stephens Memorial Observatory’s current mission is historic preservation, astronomy education, and public outreach. The primary instrument of the observatory is the Cooley Telescope. It is a nine-inch Warner and Swasey refractor built in Cleveland, Ohio, and graced with John Brashear Co. optics.

Stephens Memorial Observatory offers regular public viewing nights.


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