Think for yourself. Decide what you care about. Then do it.
Occidental offers 31 majors across 40 departments and programs as well as countless opportunities for independent research and experiential learning.
Major in economics and intern at a downtown L.A. community organization, or in physics and build a dark matter detector. Study diplomacy and world affairs and spend a summer in Spain investigating globalization and the multimedia revolution. As a music major, work at the Grammy Museum or compose a score for a student film or theatrical production. Or break the mold and design your own major.
As esteemed scholars and teachers, our professors open doors and champion student work. They drive an approach to the liberal arts at Oxy that encourages students to venture outside of their comfort zones.
Don’t confine yourself to a classroom or a stack of books. Explore ideas, take risks, and look past the easy answers. If you need help, there’s support along the way.