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Learning at Emory

Creativity and discovery are the hallmarks of Emory University’s four undergraduate colleges. Faculty thought leaders dedicated to outstanding teaching and scholarship inspire student excellence in academics, research, and service. You’ll benefit from their careful attention to you and from the wide variety of interdisciplinary study found here.

Our Four Undergraduate Colleges

An Emory education is grounded in the liberal arts and applied learning. Inside and outside the classroom, you’ll learn how to convey your ideas, think critically, tackle difficult conversations and issues, and use what you learn. You’ll use questions, analysis, evidence, and experience in your learning—and to later make your mark in the world.

Spend your first and second year at either Emory College of Arts and Sciences or Oxford College, and then decide: continue at Emory College for a BS or BA, apply to Emory’s Goizueta Business School for a BBA, or continue to our School of Nursing to earn a BSN.

Where You’ll Begin

All Emory undergraduates start in one of our two liberal arts colleges:

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Emory College

Emory College offers a rigorous liberal arts experience in a research university setting, enriched by renowned professors committed to teaching, research, internships, and bright, engaged classmates. You’ll learn how to use evidence in your reasoning and problem solving and have access to interdisciplinary majors that integrate diverse fields.

Begin at Emory College
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Oxford College

In its intellectually challenging, close-knit, small campus setting, Oxford College offers professors dedicated to novel ways of teaching and learning and students who excel at leadership and building community. Oxford's highly interactive liberal arts curriculum takes you out of the classroom and into the real world.

Begin at Oxford College

As a Junior

You can choose to continue in Emory College or complete your degree at Emory’s schools of business or nursing:

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Bachelor of Business Administration

The Goizueta Business School BBA curriculum emphasizes flexibility—you can pursue a traditional path or customize your studies with coursework from within or outside the business school.

Learn more about Goizueta
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Bachelor of Nursing

Diverse clinical partnerships at more than 500 locations across the US and the world, impactful global research, expert faculty, and a commitment to service learning enrich BSN study at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Learn more about the School of Nursing

Paths through Emory

You'll have choices at Emory—where you begin and end and what you want to study depends on you and your interests. So, choose your path, uncover new ideas, and change the way we live in the world.

Diagram showing paths from Emory College or Oxford College in first and sophomore years to junior and senior years at Goizueta Business School for a BBA, Emory College for a BS or BA, or School of Nursing for a BSN

Undergraduate Enrollment

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Hear from our students

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“I have been interested in research for as long as I can remember. My favorite classes have always been those where I’ve worked hands-on to solve a problem. I’ve always seen myself working as a scientific researcher. Getting involved in that field as soon as possible is super important so that I can start to develop the necessary skills and gain useful experience to help solve big issues. I joined the Scholarly Inquiry and Research Experience (SIRE) Program, a year-long research program, to help me in that mission, and I am excited to get to work!”

—Claire Bowman 25C