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.

Faculty who major in you

Sure, Oxford faculty write books and win prizes. But what they like to do most—and what they do best—is teach. Oxford faculty are nationally recognized for their commitment to teaching, and they lead faculty at other institutions in exploring best practices in college classrooms.

Salmon Shomade poses with his published research.

Salmon Shomade

Political scientist Salmon Shomade teaches his students the research skills needed for a job in academia or any job that requires gathering information, experimenting, and making informed decisions—all translatable skills.

Read about Shomade's journey to undergraduate teaching

Florian Pohl

Associate Professor of Religion Florian Pohl was instrumental in the implementation of Oxford’s Ways of Inquiry program, which requires students to take courses that explore how different disciplines view the world.

Read why Pohl enjoys exploring ideas with his Oxford students

Nitya Jacob

Biology professor Nitya Jacob, a long-time mentor to Oxford students, helped establish the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program at Oxford and worked to incorporate research into courses.

See how Jacob makes lasting connections with her students

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.

Community Engaged 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 Community Engagement
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.


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.

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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.


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.