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ACADEMICS AND PROGRAMS

The list of academic options at Oakland University is constantly growing. OU currently offers more than 130 undergraduate degrees and more than 120 graduate and certificate options. Students have the opportunity to participate in high-level research as early as their freshman year.


Music, Theatre
and Dance

More than 100 student and faculty performances are offered through the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

College of Arts and Sciences

Demonstrating OU's commitment to undergraduate research, more than 100 undergrads participate in the Meeting of Minds Conference each year. The College is also home to the Richard Burke Lecture Series in Philosophy, Religion and Society, which honors OU's first faculty member. Join one of the College's award-winning student groups recognized for research, classroom and service excellence such as the Model United Nations team or OU's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.


Changing Lives Through Coffee

A business student-led initiative focused on helping members of a Panamanian community leverage resources to grow and sustain a coffee business.

School of Business Administration

Undergraduate and graduate programs center on integrating theory, leading-edge research and real-world experience to give them a true understanding of how business works, preparing you for immediate success.


 

Oakland University has partnered with Auburn Elementary to teach tomorrow's leaders and today's readers.

School of Education and Human Services

SEHS students, alumni and faculty enhance their communities, shape the future of their professions and touch the lives of thousands of learners, from pre-schoolers to professionals, inner-city teens to teachers in rural Chinese classrooms.


  • Graduate Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Counseling, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Reading Education
  • Education Specialist
    Early Education and Intervention, Leadership
  • Master of Arts
    Counseling, Teaching in Elementary Education, Teaching in Reading and Language Arts, Teaching in Secondary Education
  • Master of Education
    Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Studies, Higher Education Leadership, Special Education, Teacher Leadership
  • Master of Training and Development
  • Graduate Certificate
    Advanced Microcomputer Applications, Autism Spectrum Disorder, International Education (IB Teacher Award Level 1), Digital Literacies and Learning
  • Post-Master's Graduate Certificate
    Advanced Reading Language Arts and Literature, Central Office Administration, Higher Education, Reading Language Arts and Literature

A new 127,000-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art classrooms and research space, serving as the heart of the Engineering and Computer Science community at OU.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Leveraging OU's proximity to the auto industry, faculty and students take advantage of unique research opportunities. From GPS devices and communication systems to clean energy, SECS faculty are on the front lines of automotive research. The school's research centers allow scholars to collaborate with automakers as well as military units.


School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences is passionate about providing students with the best science-based health education, high-quality academic preparation, interdisciplinary teaching and excellence in instruction in the classroom and clinical laboratory.


Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine offers a unique curriculum and patient-centered philosophy to prepare physicians to practice 21st century medicine. As a pivotal partner in Oakland County's Medical Main Street initiative, the OUWB School of Medicine is training more doctors, helping position Southeast Michigan as a thriving center for biotechnology and biomedicine research.


School of Nursing

All of the Oakland University School of Nursing academic programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) - from undergraduate to the highest degree for clinical nursing practice, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).


Graduate Study

Faculty and staff in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning strive for academic excellence in post-baccalaureate education, ensuring graduate programs are directly linked to research and the solution of technological, social, economic and political issues.


$1.5 million will carry Eye Research Institute into its fourth decade of grant-funded cataract research

Research

Oakland University provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a rich, collaborative environment for our faculty and students in support of their research and educational activities. We are proud of the wide spectrum of research and other scholarly and creative activities made possible by the excellence of our faculty, students, facilities and institutional culture that is inclusive of all disciplines.


A New Home

The Honors College is now housed in Oak View Hall, a $30 million living and learning residence, which features premiere student accommodation and teaching facilities.

Honors College

Oakland University provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a rich, collaborative environment for our faculty and students in support of their research and educational activities. We are proud of the wide spectrum of research and other scholarly and creative activities made possible by the excellence of our faculty, students, facilities and institutional culture that is inclusive of all disciplines.