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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Catalog 2020-2021

Welcome to the Oberlin College Online Catalog

Explore Majors, Minors, and Integrative Concentrations. College of Arts and Sciences College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

Explore Majors, Minors, and Integrative Concentrations. Conservatory of Music Conservatory of Music Requirements

Explore Majors, Minors, Integrative Concentrations. Interdisciplinary Minors and Concentrations Double Degree Requirements

What's New 2020-2021  Browse All Courses in the Course Catalog Schedule of Classes Courses Offered 2020-2021


Oberlin College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Oberlin College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.


Oberlin College’s mission is to provide high quality, relevant education enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world.  However, if a conflict does arise, students are encouraged to reach out to appropriate personnel to discuss concerns, grievances and complaints. Issues related to academic courses should be raised first with the instructor, then the instructor’s department chair, and finally the instructor’s dean, if necessary. More information can be found here under the Student Grievance Procedure section.  Issues related to sexual misconduct should be filed with the Title IX Coordinator.

If an issue cannot be resolved by Oberlin College’s internal processes, students may choose to file a complaint with the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Students who reside in other states may appeal to their state of residence.

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Catalog Changes

Though every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information contained in this catalog at the time of publication, it is normal that during the academic year some revisions will be made regarding course listings and other information contained herein. Such information is distributed routinely on campus and is available on the Academic Advising Resource Center’s web page.

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A special COVID-19 update is available here.