Oberlin College offers many opportunities to its students. True to the liberal arts tradition, we require studies in each of three broad areas: arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics.

You can select courses from 46 academic majors and 42 minors and areas of concentration. Many of our programs and course offerings are interdisciplinary, offering occasions to engage in more diverse and in-depth study.

Refer to our online course catalog for detailed information about course offerings, programs, schedules, academic policies, and other information pertinent to your academic experience at Oberlin.

Oberlin is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Chicago IL 60602, 800-621-7440 and the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 22090, 703-437-0700.

Course Catalog

Search Courses

Search for Courses

Archived Course Catalogs

Locate earlier couse catalogs beginning with the 2005-2006 academic year by going to the current course catalog and using the drop-down menu to the upper right. (Note: Catalogs for academic years from 2001-2002 through 2004-2005 are linked below. Each of those catalogs also includes a separate supplement of changes and a schedule of classes for fall and spring semesters.)

2004-2005 Catalog
2003-2004 Catalog
2002-2003 Catalog
2001-2002 Catalog


Did You Know

In keeping with its long history of leading the way on access to an excellent liberal arts education, Oberlin College in 2012 eliminated loan requirements for incoming first-year students eligible for federally funded Pell Grants. The Oberlin Access Initiative is supported by trustees, alumni donors, and other friends and supporters.

Read More