Interdisciplinary Programs and Majors
The best of both worlds.
Some of our programs and majors are interdisciplinary. They combine elements of different departments to create a unique and relevant learning experience. Take a look at our interdisciplinary programs and majors today.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
There's a whole new way to individualize your science education at Otterbein. Our new major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is supported by the Department of Biology and Earth Science and the Department of Chemistry. Using the basic tools of chemistry and biology to dissect how organisms, cells, and molecules function, students can adapt their studies to their individual interests. Learn more.
Otterbein's Environmental Studies program strives to challenge students to look beyond the surface of the issues and explore the complexity of what may seem to be simple solutions. Exploring questions like: when isn't recycling good, or why could ethanol cause social and water resource impacts if it replaces hydrocarbons, help students look not just at technical solutions, but also at the far-reaching impacts of environmentally motivated changes. Employers and communities value an individual's ability to critically assess, understand and communicate these difficult issues.
The Environmental Studies Program offers the following courses of study:
- Environmental Studies minor
- B.A. major in Sustainability Studies
- B.S. major in Sustainability Studies
Leadership is so important to Otterbein University that we made it one of our Five Cardinal Experiences. No matter what your major is, a Leadership Minor is the perfect complement. Learn more.
Liberal Studies in Business
Liberal Studies in Business, our degree completion major, is uniquely designed for adult students who have already completed 64 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of transferrable credit.
Liberal Studies In Leadership
Make an easy transition from a 2-year to a 4-year degree by completing your bachelor’s degree at Otterbein. Liberal Studies in Leadership, our degree completion major, is uniquely designed for adult students who have already completed 64 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of transferrable credit. Choose a concentration area in either Organizational Communication or Psychology of Leadership.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Otterbein is committed to a critical and feminist understanding of gender and power across cultural contexts, social locations, and disciplinary boundaries.