Jesuit Tradition and Core Curriculum

The foundation of Xavier's success is now what it has always been: its commitment to its Jesuit heritage. The core curriculum endeavors to realize and embody Xavier's mission and philosophy of education and serves as the educational foundation for all undergraduate students. Within the core, the four-course ethics/religion and society focus fosters students' understanding of socially significant issues from the perspectives of the humanities, especially literature, philosophy and theology, as well as from the perspectives of the social and natural sciences.

Along with courses in their major, Xavier students also take courses in:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • English Composition
  • Ethics, Religion and Society
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Theology

Click here to learn more about our Core Curriculum.

At Xavier, we're proud of our Jesuit heritage.  For an introduction to the Jesuits and their legacy, and information about how this important heritage shapes and influences Xavier and its students to become a distinctive learning community, download the Jesuit Tradition: Campus to Community brochure.