Emory University

From its founding in 1836, Emory has grown into a national teaching, research, and service center with an enrollment of 13,893. A coeducational, private university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Emory awards more than two thousand degrees annually. In addition to Oxford College, the university comprises of Emory College; the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies; a broad program in the allied health professions; and the schools of business, law, medicine, theology, nursing, and public health.

Among the centers for specialized research and study at Emory are the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, the Carter Center, the Rollins Center for Church Ministries, the Emory Center for International Studies, the Center for Research in Faith and Moral Development, the Center for Ethics in Public Policy and the Professions, and the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Campus-based independent affiliates include the African Studies Association; Scholars Press; the National Faculty for the Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and the Georgia Endowment for the Humanities.

Emory University maintains exchange agreements with the following universities abroad: Augsburg, Berlin, Göttingen, and Regensburg (Germany); Peking, Xiamen, and Xi’an Medical (People’s Republic of China); Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences and the Pushkin Institute (Russia); Tbilisi State (Georgia); St Andrews (Scotland); Johannes Kepler (Austria); Kobe (Japan); Leiden (Holland); Montpellier (France); and Trieste (Italy).

Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Medical Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing; the Emory Clinic; Emory University Hospital; Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University; the Jesse Parker Williams Pavilion; and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Independent affiliates located in the vicinity of the medical center include the Georgia Mental Health Institute; the American Cancer Society; Wesley Homes; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the following hospitals: Grady Memorial, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Emory College Program of Study

Bachelor of Arts

African American studies; African studies; American studies; Ancient Mediterranean studies; anthropology; Arabic; art history; art history and visual arts; art history and history; biology; chemistry; Chinese; classical civilization; classics; classics and English; classics and history; classics and philosophy; comparative literature; computer science; dance and movement studies; East Asian studies; economics; economics and mathematics; English; English and creative writing; English and history; environmental sciences; film studies; French studies; German studies; Greek; history; human health interdisciplinary studies in society and culture; international studies; Italian studies; Japanese; Jewish studies; Latin; Latin American and Caribbean studies; linguistics; mathematics; mathematics and political science; media studies; Medieval-Renaissance studies; Middle Eastern and South Asian studies; music; philosophy; philosophy and religion; physics; physics and astronomy; playwriting; political science; psychology; psychology and linguistics; religion; religion and classical civilization; religion and anthropology; religion and history; religion and sociology; Russian and East European studies; Russian language, literature, and culture; sociology; Spanish; theater studies; visual arts; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies

Bachelor of Science

Anthropology and human biology, applied mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, applied physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering science, environmental sciences, mathematics, mathematics and computer science, neuroscience and behavioral biology, physics, physics and astronomy, physics for life sciences; quantitative sciences


African American studies; African studies; American studies; anthropology; architectural studies; art history; Asian studies; astronomy; biophysics; Catholic studies; Chinese studies; classical civilization; community building and social change; comparative literature; computer informatics; computer science; dance and movement studies; development studies; East Asian studies; earth and atmospheric sciences and sustainability sciences; economics; English; environmental sciences; ethics; film studies; French; German studies; global health, culture, and society; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; history; Irish studies; Italian studies; Japanese; Jewish studies; Korean; Latin; Latin American and Caribbean studies; linguistics; Lusophone studies; mathematics or applied mathematics; Mediterranean archeology; music; Persian language and literature; philosophy; physics; political science; predictive health; religion; Russian; Russian and East European studies; science, culture, and society; sociology; Spanish; sustainability; theater studies; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies

Engineering Dual-Degree Programs

Emory College offers a dual-degree program that allows students to pursue study in either arts or science at Emory and engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this way, students receive a well-rounded liberal arts background from one of the best colleges in the US, while also taking engineering courses from one of the nation’s premier universities. Students who participate in this program earn both a baccalaureate degree from Emory in the field of their choice and a BS from Georgia Tech. Oxford College students interested in the engineering dual degree program should review the information on the Emory College website and speak with the Oxford College engineering specialist advisers and the Office for Undergraduate Education Advising Office.

Roberto C. Goizueta Business School

Oxford College students may apply to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in their last semester at Oxford. All applicants must complete the requirements for the Associates (AA) degree from Oxford to be eligible for admission to the BBA  program.

Admission is based on successful completion of pre-requisite coursework, academic achievement, and diverse extracurricular involvement. An application is required and includes an essay and letters of recommendation. Applications to start in Spring 2019 must be received by September 24, 2018. To start in Fall 2019, applications for admission must be received by February 11, 2019. Application deadlines for the following year may change slightly but will remain in late September and early  February.

The BBA program would like students to demonstrate their ability to effectively manage a full course load (at least four or five graded, 3–5 credit hour courses per semester). Therefore, it is imperative that students interested in the program not under load during their time at Oxford.

Admission to the BBA program is holistic. There is no minimum GPA cutoff requirement in order to be considered. In addition to reviewing grades, the Admissions Committee considers the types and number of classes a student has taken, the trend in their GPA, involvement on campus, and any extenuating circumstances that may have impacted these factors. Over the past five years, the admission rate has fallen significantly (between 76 to 95 percent).

Students seeking admission should contact Jessica Lowy, Director of BBA Admission, to learn more about the program. She can be reached at 404.727.2713 or at jlowy@emory.edu. Jessica will come to the Oxford campus each semester for information sessions and on-campus advising, and  is available via e-mail and phone for advisement. Oxford College students are encouraged to participate in these on-campus sessions to review their progress towards application to the BBA program. Additional information regarding the BBA curriculum and admission are available on the pre-BBA information site at bus.emory.edu/prebba.

Before enrolling at Goizueta, Oxford students must complete:

  • ECON 101—Microeconomics and ECON 112—Macroeconomics (AP or IB credit can satisfy these requirements)
  • MATH 111—Calculus I (AP Calculus credit satisfies the math requirement)
  • MATH 117—Introduction to Probability and Statistics or MATH 207—Probability and Statistics (AP Statistics credit can satisfy this requirement)
  • BUS 210—Financial Accounting
  • Continued Writing course 

Academic Tips:

  • If you take MATH 111 and 112, you may take MATH 207 (Probability and Statistics) instead of MATH The business school will accept either MATH 207 or MATH 117 as satisfying the statistics pre-requisite.
  • If a student has IB Higher Level Economics credit, this satisfies the entire Economics prerequisite for the BBA Program, even though Oxford grants credit for Micro only (i.e. students with IB Higher Level Econ credit do not need to take Macro).
  • The business school prefers students get a “C “grade instead of withdrawing from a course. They are seeking students who demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, which includes working through difficult and unfamiliar coursework. Students considering withdrawing from a course are encouraged to contact Jessica Lowy first to determine the potential impact regarding BBA admission.
  • Students should not repeat a course if they are disappointed with their grade. The Business School wants to see how students perform in response to new coursework, so the best course of action is to move forward to other coursework.
  • For the Continued Writing course, the Business School prefers that students take a class that is taught in the English language (vs. a foreign language) and in a non-quantitative subject area.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Oxford College students apply to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing during their sophomore year. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials using the online application form at apply.nursing.emory.edu/apply. The completed application packet includes a complete application form and a completed prerequisite form.
Visit for more details, here, including the priority application deadline. All Oxford applicants are required to earn a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and a minimum science/math GPA of 2.8. The application fee is waived for Oxford College applicants. Incomplete application packets will not be considered for admission. The prerequisites for the BSN program include 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college course credit. Students may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be complete with a grade of C or higher by the time the student plans to begin the nursing program. These prerequisite courses must be completed:
  • Mathematics / Quantitative Reasoning (MQR): 4 hours
    • MATH 117 or MATH 111 or QTM  100
  • Science / Nature / Technology (SNT) with laboratory: 16 hours
    • BIOL 121 (with laboratory)
    • BIOL 122 (with laboratory)
    • BIOL 141 or BIOL 120 or BIOL 155 (with laboratory)
    • CHEM 150 (with laboratory)
  • Social Sciences (HSC): 4 hours
  • PSYC 205

Other tagged academic courses will be counted as electives to reach 60 semester hours (required for nursing admission) or 64 semester hours (required for graduation from Oxford College). Total number of academic credit hours (60 or 64) does NOT include PED hours. Please visit the above web link for details. 

Students should contact their faculty adviser for more detailed information. Additionally, Oxford students are also expected to meet the Oxford College graduation requirements, including First-Year Writing Requirement and the Continuing Writing Requirement (CWR), Ways of Inquiry (INQ), and Physical Education (PED) course requirements. Information about these specific requirements related to the Oxford College General Education Program can be found here

Lastly, students applying to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are required to demonstrate current CPR certification before beginning the BSN program. For more information, or to obtain hard-copy application materials, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at nursing.emory.edu/admission.

Pre-Professional Programs and Requirements

The Oxford curriculum provides background for a number of professional programs, including allied health professions, dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, pharmacy, theology, and veterinary medicine. Students should contact the professional school of their choice for more specific information as requirements may differ between programs and/or schools. In addition, each student planning to pursue one of these professions should work with his or her academic adviser to plan a program of study at Oxford College.