In the Fall of 2020, Occidental College launched the Oxy Immersive Semester. Read an Oxy Newsroom article about the program.
As the name suggests, Oxy Immersive Semester programs were an immersive educational experiences that included a cluster of coursework and community-based/internship components, all focused around a specific topic of study.
Students enrolled in Oxy Immersive Semester programs had the opportunity to dedicate a semester to a focused, multidisciplinary engagement with a topic. Because of the small class sizes, they built a robust, close-knit intellectual community with peers and with Oxy faculty in their program. And they paired academic study with action in the world, exemplifying the vitality and promise of liberal arts.
In Fall 2020 enrollment in Oxy Immersive programs was open to all first-year Oxy students, with enrollment preference given to students who are unable to reside on/near campus. Stay tuned for Fall 2021 course information.
Each program is taught by a team of Oxy faculty and meets multiple graduation and core requirements. For Fall 2020, we offered the following four programs: