Occidental offers a transformational liberal arts education with a distinct approach that is anchored by our exceptional faculty and the resources of one of the world’s great urban centers.

We provide a gifted, diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality, preparing them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent and pluralistic world. Our rigorous curriculum produces graduates who are well-equipped to address society’s biggest challenges—globally minded thinkers who draw from multiple disciplines to help solve complex problems.

An Oxy education hones your ability to critically analyze and synthesize information, communicate effectively and think creatively. At the heart of the intellectual experience is our distinguished faculty, who take their teaching as seriously as their research. Understanding that learning and knowing are rooted in doing, Oxy faculty and students continually seek ways to link theory to practice.

Undergraduate research, global engagement and close mentoring relationships with faculty epitomize the academic experience. Take advantage of one-of-a-kind Oxy programs like Campaign Semester and the U.N. program. Choose from more than 40 majors and programs, or work with your professors to chart your own interdisciplinary path. The Core Program is the cornerstone of Oxy’s liberal arts approach, and our nationally recognized capstone requirement, senior comps, culminate your educational experience.