Businesses today, whether big or small, are looking for some key characteristics when selecting talent such as strong problem solving skills, creativity, good communication skills, having a nimble, entrepreneurial mindset etc. Businesses are looking for this kind of talents. So, it is paramount to the program to be vigilant about aligning with the business community. It informs the curriculum, and helps create a “roll up your sleeves” experiential approach to how students will learn from their professors. The alumni consistently comment that what they have learned in the classroom had immediate application to their jobs immediately.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is the branch of science that examines life at the molecular level. Students will use the basic tools of chemistry and biology to dissect how organisms, cells, and molecules function. This major is rigorous, but provides flexibility to adapt to a student’s individual interests. Small class sizes mean that students will have plenty of individualized attention from their professors. Classes are held in the state of the art Science Center. Research and internships will prepare students for any opportunity they encounter. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors are required to complete a research requirement for graduation. This requirement can be fulfilled by a research based laboratory course, independent research studies at Otterbein or in nationally recognized summer research programs.
Otterbein’s Accounting program develops students’ technical and analytical skills, while enhancing their global perspective to allow them to effectively communicate business information to a wide variety of stakeholders. The university offers accounting majors the opportunity to earn either a Bachelor of Arts, or a Bachelor of Science degree. Students can also choose to obtain either a four- or five-year degree. The five-year degree qualifies a student to sit for the CPA examination upon graduation. The University also offers a combination program that will enable the students to graduate with an MBA from Otterbein