Public Health Degree

Public health efforts have been a major driver of human longevity and quality of life for the past 150 years. In the 21st century, public health will become an even more important field as we deal with the overlapping problems of climate change, food insecurity, water insecurity and pandemics. Our northeast Ohio public health degree program at Hiram College is designed to give students the background, skill set and experiences necessary to make a difference in the world through a career in public health.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About Our Public Health Degree Program

Program Summary

Students who pursue a public health degree from Hiram College will take a common core of 7 courses that provide a broad background to problems found within public health and the skill set needed to address those problems. Each public health student chooses one of 3 concentrations (Biomedical, Environmental, or Psychosocial) in which they take 4 additional courses to acquire more expertise in particular areas of public health. Finally, each student puts their learning into an experiential context through a public health practicum and a public health capstone presentation.

The public health minor is comprised of 6 courses to provide a broad introduction to the components of public health and would complement virtually any major on campus.

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Career Paths

  • Epidemiologist 
  • Sanitarian 
  • City, County or State Public Health Officer 
  • Public Health Educator 
  • Public Health Policy Analyst or Consultant 
Lauren Brewer

LAUREN BREWER ’22 | Public Health Major

“I want to have the ability to increase a community’s wellness with effective communication and outreach.”

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Ways to Get involved

The Office of Campus Involvement (OCI) and our many student organizations plan numerous events and activities, including comedy shows, concerts, magicians and much, much more!

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Why Choose Hiram for Your Public Health Degree?

Hiram College is conveniently centrally located between Akron, Youngstown, and Cleveland, Ohio, with our campus spread across 700 acres in the quiet, scenic village of Hiram, Ohio. While attending Hiram, students can join a variety of academic groups and pursue extracurricular activities, making it feel just like their home away from home.

Earning a public health degree from Hiram College will prepare students for a career in public health where their efforts will have a lasting impact on the world around us. Participants of the public health degree program will be directly involved in ongoing public health research, networking, community outreach, and so much more.

How to Get Involved While Earning Your Public Health Degree in Northeast Ohio

Students who pursue their public health degree at Hiram College are encouraged to connect with others and create memories outside the classroom through one of our many student clubs, organizations, and extracurriculars.

Athletics Programs

The Hiram Terriers features men’s and women’s sports teams with incredible talent on the fields, on the courts, and in the classroom. Students participate in NCAA Division III and the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Student Clubs and Organizations

If you are part of the public health degree program at Hiram College, you’ll have plenty of ways to connect with fellow students in the program as well as outside of the classroom. Hiram is proud to have over thirty student-run clubs that span many interests.

Academics and Resident Life

At Hiram College, we prioritize our students’ education by providing them with the necessary tools they need to reach their personal and professional goals. Our academic faculty work regularly with each of our students to ensure that they never miss an opportunity for meaningful and impactful development.

When it comes to campus living accommodations, Hiram’s student residential buildings each offer a unique experience. Choosing campus housing opens the door for opportunities to create lasting friendships while building memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more about our student housing options.

Apply for a Public Health Degree in Northeast Ohio at Hiram College Today

Your search for a public health degree in northeast Ohio that offers a hands-on approach to education, an invaluable campus experience, and challenging courses ends here. Investing in your education at Hiram College means choosing a path of personal and professional growth on an educational journey to become a highly employable, respectable citizen of the world.

We implore those who are interested in learning more about our public health degree program to reach out to our admissions faculty today.

If you’re ready to apply, you can visit our application page. We look forward to seeing you on campus in the future!


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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