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

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

People who know that Thornton Wilder attended Oberlin College often believe that the college named the student union, Wilder Hall, for the famous playwright and novelist. The building is actually named for another man, Herbert Wilder, a Boston paper manufacturer, who anonymously provided funds for its construction.

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