Major and Minor

Major

Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Few fields have such broad scope, ranging from the study of the family to hostile mobs, from the behavior of individuals and groups in complex organizations to the role of sport in society. Sociology offers many distinctive ways of looking at the world so as to offer new ideas and solutions and assess the old. Sociology offers a wide range of research techniques which can be applied in many specific areas of study and practice.

Xavier's sociology majors are equipped with a clear overview of the subject matter in a way that will relate to everyday experiences. More specifically, they have a sociological perspective based upon sound sociological methods and theories for a thorough understanding of social behavior.

Students are encouraged to include job experience by participating in an internship in local social service agencies or related organizations.

30 credit hours, as follows
- 18 hours from SOCI 101, 180, 300, 352, 353, 365 (or 366);
- 12 hours of upper-division electives, select from SOCI 167 and SOCI 200-499.
- a 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the sociology courses.
 
Core Curriculum Requirements: 64 credit hours, including
- Mathematics: Take Statistics with either MATH 116 or 156, plus 3 hours of MATH elective.
- Social Sciences requirement included within the major requirements.
 

Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program, students receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in sociology. Students are then prepared to enter graduate school or pursue one of the many sociology-related occupations.

Minor
15 credit hours are required, as follows
- 9 hours from SOCI 101, 300 and 352.
- 6 hours of elective courses selected from SOCI 200-499.
- a 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these courses.
 
Associate of Arts Degree
Core curriculum requirements: 28 credit hours
Concentration Requirements: 15 credit hours, as follows
- 12 hours of sociology courses from SOCI 101, 180, 300, 352;
- 3 hours of elective course from SOCI 200-499.
- a 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the sociology courses.