About the College of Arts and Sciences

In a world of colleges, you have the giant state schools and the pocket-sized private ones. And then you have Xavier, a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts college with about 7,000 students. It's large enough to offer top facilities and enriching opportunities, but small enough that students get the personal attention they need to thrive. Our campus is globally connected, but feels like a family. We consider it the perfect balance.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest college at Xavier University. The college provides excellent liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition that prepares students for careers, professional or graduate school, and life in a global society.

College of Arts and Sciences Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences challenges students to develop an integrated understanding of humanity, the world, and God by pursuing the questions raised in Xavier's core and departmental curricula.

  • Do human beings have an enduring nature?
  • How have we conceived of the good and tried to implement it over the course of history?
  • Is there a best form of government or society?
  • How do we communicate in words, numbers, melodies, and images?
  • Can we grasp the structure of reality through mathematics, theory, and experiment?
  • Is there a God who cares for us, and how have human beings responded to God's love?

Through such core questions and through its programs of study in the liberal arts, the College aspires to liberate students by enabling them to broaden their minds, to seek the truth, and to meet the challenges of their time.