Departments and Programs

Academic Departments and Programs

Academic Departments and Programs

Oberlin's community of committed faculty, staff, and students are united by a common desire to learn, explore, share, and lead, which is supported by a strong liberal arts program marked by rigor, creativity, and social engagement.

Oberlin's rich variety of academic departments represents many of the central disciplines of knowledge, from chemistry to English to sociology. Many departments are interdisciplinary, which encourages collaboration and allows you to expand disciplinary boundaries, such as Africana studies, Jewish studies, East Asian studies, and environmental studies.

Refer to our academics section to learn more about the majors, minors, and concentrations. Browse our online course catalog to review some of the hundreds of actual courses we offer.


Concentrations and Programs

Peace and Conflict Studies
Cognitive Science
International Studies
Education Studies
Individual Major
Business Careers
3-2 Engineering
Did You Know

Throughout the college's history, the role of an Oberlin College president has been to provide academic and civic leadership. The college has had just 14 presidents in its 181-year history, including the first woman to take the helm, Nancy Schrom Dye, from 1994 to 2007.

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