Cooperative Arrangements

Columbia University School of Law:

The Columbia School of Law may admit Occidental students upon completion of their junior year to its Accelerated Interdisciplinary Program in Legal Education, leading to the potential completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Columbia at the end of six years. The program is highly competitive in terms of both grade point average and LSAT scores. Contact the Career Development Center for details.

Keck Graduate Institute:

In collaboration with the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), students interested in biotechnology may qualify for admission to the Master’s in Bioscience Program.

Students in the program will complete the four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry at Occidental including specified courses for one of three tracks – computational biology, bioengineering, or biosystems – in preparation for study at KGI toward the Master’s in Bioscience. Students with at least a 3.2 GPA in their required biochemistry classes will be guaranteed admission to the KGI master’s program immediately following their graduation.