Opportunities to engage in research independently or alongside a faculty mentor are a hallmark of the Oxy experience.
The Arts at Occidental
We offer an unparalleled experience in the creative arts, on campus and extending into the international creative arts capital of Los Angeles.
New Issue of Occidental Magazine
Learn about students on the Campaign Semester trail, Oxy-at-the-UN field work in Costa Rica, and Oxy's inaugural Obama Scholars.
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 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.
Athletics & Wellness
With 21 varsity sports teams, club sports and other wellness activities, Oxy helps you engage body and mind.
Clubs & Organizations
Here you'll find plenty of opportunities to pursue your creativity, serve in the community or work for social justice.
The Oxy Community
Through efforts for environmentally sustainable change, biology major Sammy Herdman is leaving a green footprint on campus, all while building research skills at Oxy and afar.
Environmental Science | Class of 2019
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.
Jim L. Brown
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.
Ian Van Dusen
Geology | Class of 2020
As a biochemistry major, Audrey Shawley took advantage of global opportunities, including a summer conducting graduate-level research in Thailand.
Biochemistry | Class of 2018
Apple vice president of marketing communications Tor Myhren ’94 thinks he has “the best job in the world.”
English | Class of 1994
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