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 represent many of the central disciplines of knowledge, from chemistry to English to sociology. Many departments are interdisciplinary in nature, which encourages collaboration and allows you to expand disciplinary boundaries, such as African American studies, Jewish studies, East Asian studies, and environmental studies.

Refer to our academics section to learn more about the majors, minors, and concentrations offered by Oberlin's academic departments. Be sure to browse our online course catalog to review some of the hundreds of actual courses we offer at Oberlin.


 

Concentrations and Programs

Concentrations
Peace and Conflict Studies
Cognitive Science
International Studies
Education Studies
Other
Individual Major
Programs
Pre-Law
Premed
MENA
Business Careers
3-2 Engineering
Japanese Language and Culture
Arabic
 
Did You Know

Despite much skepticism and trepidation among college leaders, faculty and residents, intercollegiate football makes its debut in Oberlin in the fall of 1891 and the team plays its first home game against Cleveland’s Adelbert College of Western Reserve University. Oberlin wins, 12-6. Since then, interscholastic sports programs have grown and the college now supports 21 varsity men's and women's teams.

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