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
Business Careers
3-2 Engineering
 
Did You Know

Students who wish to pursue topics outside of traditional courses, an important alternative is available in the Experimental College (ExCo). Founded in 1968, ExCo is a student-run organization that sponsors courses (for limited academic credit) taught by Oberlin faculty, students, administrators, and residents. Rock climbing, performance swing, astrology, 16-mm film production, jump rope, bike mechanics, henna body art… you name it, ExCo may have a class about it.

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