Physics Degree

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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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

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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Dual Degree Program

Hiram physics majors have the option to participate in the successful dual degree program that grants a Hiram B.A. degree in physics and a B.S.N engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland or Washington University in St. Louis. This allows students passionate about learning in new, high-tech liberal arts to become experts in both physics and engineering and pursue careers in their field.

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Elizabeth Jacobs

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

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