Otterbein's integrative, interdisciplinary and experiential programs will engage your ideas, test your abilities to work creatively and collaboratively and challenge your commitments to local and global communities.

University Programs: Integrative, Experiential, & Interdisciplinary Studies

University Programs comprises three categories of programs:

  1. The Integrative General Education core that all students take.
    Check the “General Education” Requirements of the Course Catalog for more information on courses and requirements.
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies – those majors that bridge disciplines from both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional Studies.
  3. Experiential Learning – curricular and co-curricular programs that provide students the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.

Integrative General Education Programs

General Education

Otterbein’s integrative approach to general education is anything but general. In fact, experts call Otterbein’s curriculum the model they hope other schools will follow. 

Interdisciplinary Majors & Minors

Programs of Study

Some majors and minors span across several different disciplines, providing students the opportunity to explore, make connections, integrate learning. 

Experiential Programs

Learning Experiences

As an institution, Otterbein is dedicated to the philosophy that an education is not something you receive–it is something you experience. 

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