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A World to Explore

The A_LAB serves as a portal to all experiential learning activities at Oglethorpe. Academic research is supported and encouraged.

Honors Program

All students at Oglethorpe University are encouraged to attain academic and personal excellence through active engagement with and initiative in their education. The University offers an honors program for those students who demonstrate the potential and desire to further challenge themselves intellectually, both within and beyond the classroom setting.The honors program allows students the opportunity to forge closer relations with peers and faculty from various disciplines who have different interests, but share a common enthusiasm for learning, while developing their own interests and initiative.

Urban Ecology Program

Oglethorpe’s Environmental Studies/Urban Ecology program takes an interdisciplinary, experience-based approach to investigate the way people in urban areas interact with their environment. This inquiry draws from numerous disciplines, including: biology, economics, geography, psychology, politics, and sociology.

Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program

Oglethorpe is a traditional liberal arts college in the dynamic international city of Atlanta. Its challenging liberal arts curriculum is the ideal framework for the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program because it teaches the timeless knowledge and skills essential to leadership in every kind of setting. This certificate program provides structured opportunities to address actual community problems by applying principles learned in curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium

This annual event brings together students and faculty in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year.


PRISM, Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics is an annual event allows biology, chemistry, mathematics and psychology majors to present their research to the Oglethorpe community.