Liberal Arts in Los Angeles
Drawing on the cultural and intellectual resources of a global city,
Occidental provides a springboard for putting theory into practice and ideas into action.
A vibrant, small liberal arts college experience in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most stimulating and creative cities in the world. That’s something you won’t find anywhere else.
Each summer, Oxy students develop their professional skills through our signature internship program.
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In 2016, Jim L. Brown was awarded a five-year, $2.1-million Research Training Group grant from the National Science Foundation to study coding theory, cryptography and number theory.
I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with students, what a reward when you see a smile on their face after understanding a concept. Learning how to scientifically communicate with different backgrounds is also really rewarding.
In my geology classes at Oxy we are always learning about how the world is actively changing around us, so from the get-go I was determined to seek out field trip and research opportunities.
As a biochemistry major, Audrey Shawley took advantage of global opportunities, including a summer conducting graduate-level research in Thailand.
Apple vice president of marketing communications Tor Myhren ’94 thinks he has “the best job in the world.”
My parents took a big risk, leaving our life behind in Egypt to give us better opportunities in the U.S. It was a huge financial burden. If it wasn’t for Oxy’s generous donors, my education here would not have been possible. It’s as simple as that.
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