ACADEMICS

The list of academic options at Oakland University is constantly growing. OU offers more than 130 undergraduate degrees and more than 135 graduate degree and certificate programs. Students can also participate in high-level research as early as their freshman year.
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College of Arts and Sciences

The Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of 16 departments devoted to teaching and researching liberal arts, including the humanities, social sciences, visual and performing arts, and mathematical and laboratory sciences.


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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.


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School of Engineering and Computer Science

Leveraging OU's proximity to high-tech industry, students and faculty take advantage of unique internships, research and learning opportunities within automotive, energy, IT, defense, manufacturing, cyber security, software, medical and other sectors. The school's research centers allow scholars to collaborate with companies on a local and national level, as well as with government agencies.


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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.


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OUWB School of Medicine

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) opened in 2011 with a charter class of 50 students. The curriculum is a highly integrated one; combining biomedical science instruction with clinical training. In February 2015, OUWB was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.


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School of Nursing

More than 95% of our graduates find employment in the tri-county area, contributing to the area's economy. Our clinical partners in education provided 268 clinical rotation sites for undergraduates this past academic year as well as 360 one-on-one preceptor experiences for students to solidify their clinical experience. Our students, in turn, are able to watch, learn and practice in the best hospitals and clinical sites in the state.


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