The College of Arts and Sciences offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and provides a rich and balanced curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

  • Since 1920, more Oberlin graduates have gone on to earn PhDs than have graduates of any other American baccalaureate college.
  • Degree programs in 47 majors, plus 42 minors and concentrations.
  • Oberlin’s Science Center features a 64 node supercomputer – the first installed at any four-year, liberal arts college in the nation.
  • Students helped to design the largest photovoltaic array in Ohio and the first entirely solar-powered academic building at any U.S. college or university.

Arts & Sciences at a Glance


The Conservatory of Music offers four-year undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree; five-year integrated programs leading to the Master of Music; and two-year certificate programs in music, including a Performance Diploma (undergraduate) and an Artist Diploma (graduate).

  • The oldest continuously operating Conservatory of Music in the United States.
  • A collection of more than 1,500 musical instruments of the highest quality.
  • Exceptional facilities that include five concert halls and more than 150 practice rooms with windows.
  • Oberlin owns 234 Steinway pianos, and the conservatory's concert and recital halls, classrooms, studios, and most practice rooms are equipped with Steinway grands.

Conservatory at a Glance


Oberlin College offers an outstanding opportunity to students who want to combine rigorous pre-professional music training with a broad liberal arts education. In as few as five years, double-degree students may complete work for the Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatory of Music and the Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Double-degree students commit exceptional talent and intellectual passion. They often demonstrate a capacity for intensive focus in an academic discipline, which brings context and imagination to their music.

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music have separate application processes; students must be accepted to both the college and the conservatory to pursue the Double Degree Program.

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