Programs

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Established in 1948, the Honors B.A. Program is devoted to the study of literature, philosophy, theology, history and languages of classical western civilization.

Philosophy, Politics and the Public

Established in 2003, the Philosophy, Politics and the Public (PPP) Program prepares students for public service or pre-law professions.

University Scholars

Established in 1971, the University Scholars Program provides academically challenging courses to a broad spectrum of students across the university.

Entrance Requirements

Honors Bachelor of Arts

The H.A.B. student is one who is highly motivate and desires a broad and rigorous curriculum of studies, with a particular emphasis on the study of Greek, Latin and Philosophy. These students come to Xavier with excellent high school credentials, and have generally studied a classical language during high school; however, no background in classical languages is required for participation in the program: special introductory courses are available.

Philosophy, Politics and the Public

Admission to the Philosophy, Politics and the Public program is competitive. To qualify for participation, students must be interested in defining "public," which can have many different meanings-the people, a forum of ideas, a physical space, even shared states of consciousness. But where did it come from, and what does it mean today?

Likewise, students should rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class and present composite scores of at least 1300 (SAT) or 29 (ACT). In addition to the guidelines for academic scholarship, prospective Philosophy, Politics and the Public students need to complete an application form, which includes a brief essay. An interview may also be requested at the discretion of the program director.

University Scholars

Admission to the University Scholars program is competitive. To qualify for participation, students must be interested in the broad range of issue and ideas that constitutes the life of the mind and alert to the ethical and value implications of human knowledge.

Likewise, students should rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class and present composite scores of at least 1300 (SAT) or 29 (ACT). In addition to the guidelines for academic scholarship, prospective University Scholars need to complete and application form, which includes a brief essay. An interview may also be requested at the discretion of the program director.