Hiram College students are candidates for a Bachelor of Arts degree, which requires completion of 120 or more semester hours, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, which requires 133 or more semester hours. Graduate students who are candidates for a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies are required to complete 30 semester hours.

Both the BA and the BSN degrees require a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. In addition, students must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in their major field of study and minor field (where applicable). Each program calculates their program GPA differently; please check with your advisor or School Director for the particulars. The degree is awarded upon successful completion of all coursework and fulfillment of all requirements. We consider each student to be responsible for fulfilling the current graduation requirements. Faculty advisors and the Registrar’s Office can provide assistance in explaining the graduation requirements.

In addition to meeting the above degree completion requirements, all traditional undergraduate Hiram College students must complete a major (a minor is not required) and fulfill the Core Requirements included in the following Urgent Challenges Curriculum beginning with the students entering Fall 2019. (Continuing students should refer to the catalog from the academic year they entered Hiram for their overall requirements as these requirements are new Fall 2019): 

  • First-Year Enduring Questions Seminar
  • First-Year Urgent Questions Seminar
  • Core Curriculum Requirements: Creative Methods (CM), Interpretive Methods (IM), Modeling Methods (MM), Experimental Scientific Methods (SM), Social and Cultural Analysis Methods (CA), Experiencing the World (EW), Understanding Diversity in the United States (UD), Meaning, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (ES).
  • The Interdisciplinary Urgent Challenges Requirement (INTD - Team-Taught)
  • Hiram Connect 
  • Capstone Experience

For more detail on each requirement, please see Academic Program: Urgent Challenges Curriculum section.