Degree Requirements

Oxford students who complete the degree requirements, plus elective courses for a total of 66 semester hours (64 academic hours plus 2 PE hours), and do so with a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible to enter Emory College as juniors. Students who complete their degrees from Oxford are awarded an associate of arts (AA) degree and are eligible to participate in a special commencement ceremony before continuing on to the Atlanta campus. Students must complete their Oxford AA degree in order to progress to Emory College as juniors.

General Education Program Requirements

First-Year Writing Requirement
Students must satisfactorily complete English 185 during the first year of their enrollment at Oxford College. Entering students may be placed into English 184, in which case they must complete the First-Year Writing Requirement by taking English 185 in the semester immediately following successful completion of English 184. Students may be eligible to exempt the First-Year Writing Requirement with appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) credit, International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, or transfer credit.

Continuing Writing Requirement
In addition to the First-Year Writing requirement, students must satisfactorily complete a writing-rich course at Oxford College. Students must attain a grade of a C or better in the writing-rich course to satisfy the Continuing Writing Requirement. Continued writing courses are designated with a W after the course catalog number in the class schedule and in OPUS.

Distribution Requirements
Students must complete three of the five different academic areas listed below plus physical education requirements. All students are required to take at least one course in each of the following areas: SNT (w/lab), HSC, and HAP. In addition, Oxford students must complete a minimum of three (3) Ways of Inquiry (INQ) courses, representing any two of the five different academic areas. INQ courses are designated with a Q after the course catalog number in the class schedule and in OPUS.

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (MQR)
To fulfill this area, students must complete at least one course that carries the TAG designation MQR.

Science, Nature, Technology (SNT)
To fulfill this area, students must complete at least two courses that carry the TAG designation SNT. All students must take at least one SNT course with lab to satisfy the GEP requirements.

History, Society, Cultures (HSC)
To fulfill this area, student must complete at least two courses that carry the TAG designation HSC. All students must take at least one HSC course to satisfy the GEP requirements.

Humanities, Arts, Performance (HAP)
To fulfill this area, students must complete at least two courses that carry the TAG designation HAP. All students must take at least one HAP course to satisfy the GEP requirements.

Humanities, Arts, Language (HAL)
To fulfill this area, students must complete at least two foreign language courses in the same language. In addition, students may take additional language courses to fulfill the HAP requirement after completing the HAL requirement.

Physical Education (PED/PPF)
To fulfill this area, students must complete two semester hours in physical education with classes that carry the TAG designation PED/PPF. Students are required to take one physical education class in their first year and one in their sophomore year.