Philosophy, Politics, and the Public

Got a nose for politics and a heart for doing great things? Focus your studies on how legislation and government influence people in democratic societies—and vice versa. Your studies will be a balance of real-world political campaign experience, lobbying on behalf of legislation and internships in local and national government.

100%

of graduates from Xavier's Philosophy, Politics & the Public program are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE


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CHANGE THE WORLD

Participate in the active world of politics by working on campaigns in Washington D.C., lobbying on behalf of legislation and completing internships in local and national government offices. The program is neither liberal nor conservative by nature. You will, however, be challenged to analyze, defend and critique your views.

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WORK YOUR CORE

Your course curriculum won't be for the faint of heart: Classes in ethical theory, history, economics, philosophy and political science will prepare you for your first job out of college. On top of that, benefit from priority registration and the option to live in the Honors residence quarters.

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PERSONAL ATTENTION

Small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, our Career Development mentoring program will connect you with a Cincinnati-based professional for real-world experience.

Welcome to the Family

Four Years That Will Change Your Life.

After Graduation

Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Here's a snapshot of our graduates and where they are now.

Where They Live

 29,238
  UNITED STATES  
 15,793
  CINCINNATI AREA  
 985
  GREATER CHICAGO AREA  
 946
  COLUMBUS OHIO AREA  
 891
  CLEVELAND/AKRON OHIO AREA  
 598
  NEW YORK CITY AREA  
 564
  INDIANAPOLIS AREA  

Where They Work

 431
  PROCTER & GAMBLE  
 366
  CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL  
 294
  FIFTH THIRD BANK  
 203
  UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI  
 202
  GE AVIATION  
 157
  FIDELITY INVESTMENTS  
 149
  CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

What They Do

 3,317
  SALES  
 3,163
  EDUCATION  
 2,495
  OPERATIONS  
 1,870
  FINANCE  
 1,762
  HEALTHCARE SERVICES  
 1,670
  ENTREPRENEURSHIP  
Cincinnati More Fortune 500 companies per capita than
Los Angeles, New York or Chicago
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