Oakland University (OU)

Rochester, MI

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Keyboard Instruments (Piano, Organ)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Other Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Other Fine Arts and Art Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts
Voice and Opera


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Other Management Information Systems and Services

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Other Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Chemistry
Engineering Physics
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Other Engineering
Systems Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Environmental Health
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Geriatric Nurse / Nursing
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Education
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African Studies
East Asian Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences
Information Technology

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OU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Oakland University 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

OU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.80
Retention Rate 70%
Carnegie Class Doctoral/Research Universities
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at Oakland University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 40%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 49%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 40%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 49%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 78
  • Asian: 9
  • Unknown and Other: 6
  • African American: 4
  • Latino: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 78
Asian 9
Unknown and Other 6
African American 4
Latino 2
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Oakland University

Total Faculty 1,127
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 21
Full-Time Professors 1,529
Male Faculty 525
Part-Time Professors 611
Women Faculty 602

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