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

Oberlin College launched a Creativity & Leadership Project in 2006 as part of a multidisciplinary effort to provide students with opportunities to put their innovative ideas into practice. The project reflects Oberlin’s musical and artistic excellence, its rigorous liberal arts curriculum, and its longstanding commitment to preparing students for leadership and civic engagement. It is open to students of any major or interest and prepares them for the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

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