Psychology Degree

In the northeast Ohio 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 pursuing their psychology major at Hiram 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

These topics and others, taught within a rigorous curriculum developed by our experienced faculty, help our Cleveland-area psychology degree students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in their future careers.

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About Our Northeast Ohio Psychology Degree Program

Program Summary

Unlike other schools’ programs, Hiram’s psychology major program near Akron 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 within our psychology degree program 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 for Our Psychology Degree Program Near Youngstown

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. Common career paths for those with a psychology major include work in the areas of:

  • Medical/public health 
  • Substance abuse 
  • Mental health 
  • Clinical psychology 
  • Law 
  • Education 
  • School psychology 
  • Data analysis 
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

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

Additionally, with Hiram College situated in the village of Hiram, Ohio, centrally located between Akron, Youngstown, and Cleveland, students in our psychology degree program can experience everything northeast Ohio has to offer. This includes terrific restaurants, diverse shopping opportunities, concerts, museums, sporting events, and more.

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Options Within Our Akron-Area Psychology Major

When students choose Hiram for their psychology degree, in addition to the core psychology courses, they have access to a wide array of concentrations and breadths. These include:

  • Applied Health and Disability Studies Concentration
  • Applied Social and Behavioral Studies Concentration
  • Biomedical Humanities, Public Health, and Nursing
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Integrative Exercise Science
  • Sociology
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Experiential Learning

Please refer to our psychology degree program’s course catalog for a full list of degree requirements, courses, honors, special opportunities, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Cleveland-Area Psychology Degree Program

Yes, Hiram College offers a 3-year program for those interested in completing a psychology major near Cleveland, Ohio. This program is structured as nine semesters, with three fall, three spring, and three summer semesters. Summer semesters feature reduced tuition, allowing you to save more than $25,000 off of a 4-year degree.

This program structure is ideal for students who are looking to be one step ahead on their psychology career journey.

In addition to electives, there are five core psychology courses in which students must earn a C- or better when pursuing their psychology degree:

  • PSYCH 10100 – General Psychology
  • PSYCH 21000 – Careers in Psychology
  • PSYCH 21200 – Scientific Inquiry in PSYC:SM
  • PSYCH 31200 – Research App & Analysis in PSYC:MM
  • PSYCH 48000 – Senior Seminar

At Hiram College, we make our students and their success a top priority. Some benefits you’ll see when choosing Hiram College to complete your psychology degree include:

  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Wide variety of on-campus sports, clubs, and organizations
  • 95% employment rate after graduation
  • Internship opportunities
  • Dedicated faculty

Plus, with our college located in the charming village of Hiram, Ohio, we are conveniently close to the major cities of Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, and Columbus, as well as the western Pennsylvania area. This lets our students take easy day trips or weekend excursions to see the sights and visit terrific eateries, shops, museums, and more!

If you’d like to apply to our psychology degree program near Youngstown, you can do so through our undergraduate application or the common application. During our application process, there are zero fees, and we offer a test-free admission policy.

Contact Us About Our Northeast Ohio Psychology Degree

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, feel free to request info from our team or apply today. We look forward to speaking with you!


Andrew White

Andrew White, Ph.D.

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