In the psychology degree program at Hiram College, conducting research and getting hands-on experience is just as important as learning theory in the classroom. Faculty members work closely with students to ensure they take the courses needed to meet their individual career goals.

Students learn how to think critically and creatively about psychological phenomena by exploring topics such as:

  • Statistics and research methods
  • Individual and group processes
  • Disability studies
  • Memory and learning
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Neuroscience

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

Unlike other schools’ programs, Hiram’s psychology major incorporates actual research into its methods and statistics course. Students learn to use and interpret research and data – skills critical to success after graduation. Students complete this course in the on-campus research lab, which is equipped with SPSS Statistical software, videotaping equipment, facilities for the study of several animal species and more.

One way students can explore different career paths is by conducting classwork and completing internships with different organizations the psychology department has partnered with. These organizations include:

  • Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
  • Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community
  • SpringHaven Counseling Center
  • Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Townhall II
  • Hattie Larlham

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Career Paths

The strength and depth of the psychology program has prepared our graduates for a range of successful careers in the professional workforce and in pursuing further graduate studies.

  • Medical/Public Health 
  • Substance Abuse 
  • Mental Health 
  • Clinical Psychologist 
  • Law 
  • Education 
  • School Psychologist 
  • Data Analyst 
Skye-Forest Baker

SKYE-FOREST BAKER ’22 | Psychology and Biomedical Humanities Double Major

“The semester-long research project, which involves designing a human behavior study, is the most interesting, in-depth and rewarding assignment I’ve ever completed.”

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Ways to Get involved

The Office of Student Life offers several support functions, services, and opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and to those interested in engaging in the backgrounds of others.

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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.

Andrew White, Ph.D.

Director, Scarborough School of Business & Communication, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Sport Management

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