Academics

Oxford College’s innovative curriculum prepares you for an ever-changing, complex, and diverse world. You’ll uncover knowledge in the classroom and in the real world through our signature academic programs and study in one or more of Emory’s 80+ majors and 60+ minors. Through this and much more, you and your classmates will become the change agents and thoughtful leaders the world needs.

Areas of Study

Spend your two years at Oxford fulfilling Emory’s General Education Requirements with an eye toward your eventual major. More than half of our students double major.

Signature Academic Programs

We do liberal arts differently here. Our innovative curriculum allows you to customize your education with signature programs that fully immerse you in what you learn.

Oxford volunteers do art projects with members at a senior center.

Service Learning

Courses that take you into the local community where you can combine theory with practice and apply what you’ve learned in the classroom through service.

Learn through service
Oxford students and alumni visited Vietnam for two weeks.

Global Learning

Travel courses combine academics with experience. Travel to learn and to contribute in various communities in Georgia, the US and around the world.

Learn through travel
Camilla Kline takes water samples from reservoirs near the campus.

Student Research

Conduct research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences in your first and second years of college in academic areas that interest you.

Learn through exploration
Oxford Theater presents two student-led plays each academic year.

Applied Arts

Students who participate in the arts at Oxford expand their total educational experience through theater, dance, music, film, and visual arts.

Learn through art
Oxford offers for-credit courses connected to internships that can be taken in summer, fall, or spring.

Internships

Take a step toward a potential career with internships that let you learn with real on-the-job experience.

Learn through work

Discovery Seminars

In this signature academic experience, each first-year student enrolls in a fall semester Discovery Seminar, the first step in Oxford’s novel curriculum focused on discovery, exploration, and reflection. Choose one of 30 intriguing courses led by a faculty member, who’ll also serve as your academic adviser.

Explore our Discovery Seminars

Information and Services

General Education Program

Classes required to complete your undergraduate degree at Emory.

Academic Calendar

Important dates and deadlines to remember during the semester.

Oxford Library

Explore the digital and print resources at Oxford and Emory’s other libraries.

Advising Support Center

Academic services and resources during your time at Oxford.

The bell that hangs in Seney Hall clock tower

Uniquely Oxford

There’s no place quite like Oxford. We’re a two-year learning community that’s part of a four-year Emory undergraduate education. Our focus on teaching, leadership development, and research prepares you well for the next steps in your academic career.

See what else makes Oxford distinctive.
Deric Shannon with his students at the organic farm.

Faculty

Oxford faculty are nationally recognized for their commitment to teaching, and they lead faculty at other institutions in exploring best practices in college classrooms. They are stellar scholars too—writing books and gaining recognition for their research and ideas.

Faculty in the news.
Fresh lettuces and greens get picked with a little help.

Organic Farm

A learning laboratory that plays a role in multiple courses, Oxford’s organic farm also provides food for our students and the surrounding community.

Learn more about the organic farm.

Events