Hiram College - Department of Environmental Studies
11715 Garfield Road
Hiram, OH 44234
Hiram's Environmental Studies program is designed to help students become systems thinkers—an increasingly important trait, sought by employers and necessary for addressing complex problems.
Understanding environmental issues requires knowledge of natural and human social systems and the ways they interact. For this reason, the interdisciplinary environmental studies major and minor are designed to develop students' abilities to integrate relevant concepts and knowledge from across the disciplines and to communicate what they learn in multiple ways. Progress toward these main goals is supported by a variety of skills developed through hands-on learning experiences. In the Environmental Studies program, students can expect to integrate information from various fields, confront diverse and sometimes conflicting perspectives, and apply what they learn in real life problem-solving efforts.
The Mission Hiram College’s Department of Environmental Studies is to offer opportunities for students to become informed and responsible citizens of the world by gaining the breadth and expertise to critically evaluate and communicate about issues that concern our complex relationship with the environment at a local and global scale.