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Xavier offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and 90 minors within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Sciences, the Williams College of Business and the College of Nursing. Xavier also offers programs for students who plan to further their education in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry and pharmacy. Graduate programs are offered in 30 areas, including doctoral degrees in psychology, nursing, leadership studies and occupational therapy.

College of Arts and Sciences

Actuarial Science

Study economics, finance and statistics to graduate eligible for the nation's highest-paying jobs.


Dive into the realm of creative brainstorming, digital media and market research.

Applied Physics

Explore the universe on a large scale all the way down to the sub-atomic level.


Perfect your craft—whether it's printmaking, ceramics, photography or fiber arts.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts’ transfer-friendly format is the quickest path to a degree for adult transfer students.


Dive into the intricate chemical processes and molecular interactions within living organisms.

Biological Sciences for Business

Prepare for leadership in the biotech industry.


Biology is the basis for many science-based careers from medicine to lab research.

Biomedical Sciences

Study biology, chemistry and physics and graduate ready to enter medical or dental school.


Explore principles in physics that describe patterns seen in biological systems.


Study analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

Classical Humanities

Learn more about declaring the Classical Humanities major at Xavier.

Communication Studies

Bring people together through public speaking, internal communications and theory.

Computer Science

Gain an understanding of computer processes and algorithms.

Data Science Honors Program

Dive into the world of analytics, computer science, mathematics and statistics.

Digital Innovation, Film and Television (DIFT)

Master the art of visual storytelling.

Digital Media

Gain an in-depth understanding of social media platforms, technologies, content creation and digital design


Develop an understanding of micro and macroeconomics and economic policy.

Economics, Sustainability and Society

Learn to solve sustainability challenges in economic, social-impact and cultural settings.

Engineering Physics

Discover how natural science and engineering come together.


Explore publishing, marketing, journalism and web content management.

Environmental Science

Take steps toward solving environmental problems to help make the world a more sustainable place.

Environmental Science (BS) - Environmental Management

Learn more about declaring the Environmental Science with a Concentration in Environmental Management major at Xavier.


Choose the perfect career path by starting classes at Xavier before declaring a major.

French and Francophone Studies

Learn more about the French major at Xavier, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gender and Diversity Studies

Examine privilege, peace, justice, identity and awareness in our modern world.

Graphic Design

Study art, technology and marketing to succeed as a creative designer.


Study events, people and ideas of the past.

International Studies

Discover new world views and learn to assess international trends.


Formulate and solve problems, analyze data and create and analyze models of real-world phenomena.

Music Education (Ages 3-21)

Graduate with the licensure needed to teach music for ages 3-21.

Music Performance

Explore music theory, music history, pedagogy, esthetics and music education.

Music Production

Learn about the world of music production, from Garage Band to studio recording.

Musical Theatre

Study singing, dancing and performance.

Organizational Leadership

This degree program is designed for adult students who want to prepare for leadership positions in organizational settings.

Pharmaceutical Science

Discover the perfect pathway to your pharmaceutical career.


Engage in the discussion of human nature, morality, technology and faith.

Philosophy, Politics and the Public

Explore politics, government and policy advocacy in this selective honors program.


Work in labs designed for experiments in electronics, holography, quantum optics, nuclear physics and more.

Political Science

Learn firsthand about the practice of government and politics.

Pre-Law Program

Develop the verbal, written and analytical skills needed to succeed in law school.

Pre-Professional Health

Learn a holistic approach to healthcare that's focused on a patient's overall health and wellness.

Public Relations

Become a pro at event planning and communicating on behalf of companies.


Study social behavior, cultural diversity, inequality, and social change.


Get a passport to the world through reading, writing, speaking and experiencing the Spanish language.


Study performance, stagecraft, directing and writing.

Theatre Education (Grades P-12)

Combine theatre classes with courses to receive your license to teach theatre to grades PK - 12.


Embrace humanity's experience of God and discover how it's expressed through doctrines and rituals.

Theology (MA)

Pursue personal enrichment and the grounding for a variety of Christian career options.

University Scholars

Students in this program complete the curriculum for their chosen major while taking extra honors courses and working closely with professors.

College of Nursing

Accelerated BSN Program

Whether you’ve always wanted to be a nurse or recently felt called to become an RN, our second-degree Accelerated BSN program in Cincinnati, Columbus or Cleveland can connect you with that path in 16 months.

Direct Entry MSN Program (MIDAS)

Earn your MSN without a BSN. In-person program.

Family Nurse Practitioner (Online MSN)

A program designed to prepare registered nurses to become family nurse practitioners.

Forensic Nursing (Online MSN)

A program designed for registered nurses to apply science and nursing to both civil and criminal investigation and legal matters.


Become a skilled, well trained nurse in a program that connects you to professionals across the city and nation.

Nursing Education (Online MSN)

A program designed to provide registered nurses with advanced-level preparation in the principles of nurse education.

Nursing/Criminal Justice (Online MSN/MS Dual Degree)

This program integrates two degrees—the Master of Science in Nursing (Forensic Track) and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

Population Health Nursing (Online DNP)

A population health-focused post-master's degree for registered nurses who want to be leaders in the healthcare field.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Online MSN)

A program designed to provide registered nurses with advanced-level preparation in the principles of nurse education.

College of Professional Sciences

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Play a significant role assisting the lives of individuals and communities with problems and concerns.

Athletic Training (MS)

Collaborate with other health care professionals to provide care for the entire person-not just the injury.

Criminal Justice

Tap into the real-world excitement of law enforcement, crime scene investigation and constitutional law.

Criminal Justice (Online MS)

Train to provide effective and efficient oversight in matters related to crime and justice.

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Provide psychological services in today's changing professional climate.

Executive MHSA (Online MHSA)

A CAHME-accredited, nationally-ranked program designed for healthcare professionals seeking to advance their careers.

Exercise Science

Help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation and nutrition.

Health Services Administration

Learn the business side of health care to ensure the quality of health care delivery with critical jobs in various health care organizations.

History or English Education (MA)

Study the past, or help young people finish high school fully prepared for college.

M.Ed. in Educational Administration

Get the tools needed to lead a school or school district in a positive direction.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in School Counseling

Gain the individual attention, community building, ethics and values it takes to work in a school setting.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education

Prepare to become a competent, professional, beginning, secondary or pre K-12 school teacher.

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)

A CAHME-accredited, nationally-ranked program preparing leaders in healthcare management.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

This online, on-campus hybrid model program prepares students in the Jesuit tradition to be advanced practitioners of social work.

Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9)

Specialize in social studies, math, science or reading while developing the skills needed to teach grades 4-9.

Montessori (Online MEd)

Learn to inspire and educate the future generation through hands-on-learning, self-directed play and collaboration.

Montessori Education (Grades P-3)

Learn what it takes to be a Montessori educator.

Montessori Education (MEd)

Become scientific observers who can provide students with developmentally-appropriate environments.

Multicultural Literature (MEd)

Expose children to a wealth of literature from a broad and increasingly diverse variety of different cultures.

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Improve people's lives by using meaningful activity to address physical, emotional or educational needs,

Occupational Therapy Doctorate Direct Admit

Seats in the OTD program are held for exceptional incoming freshman students and rising sophomores. 

Primary Education (Elementary MEd)

Combine the latest theories, practice and opportunities for curriculum development and application.

Primary Education (Grades P-5)

Gain the skills needed to shape the lives of children in preschool through fifth grade.


Gain a better understanding of human behavior.

Reading Specialist (MEd)

Influence youth to become lifelong readers–and in turn–lifelong learners.

Secondary Education (Grades P-12)

Learn more about the secondary education major at Xavier, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Social Work

Empower individuals and communities by connecting them with resources and advocating for social change.

Special Education (Grades P-12)

Gain the skills needed to shape the lives of children in as an intervention specialist.

Special Education (M.Ed. or MSEd)

On campus program. Prepare to become a competent, professional, beginning, secondary or pre K-12 school teacher.

Special Education (Online MEd/MSEd)

Better serve and educate students with special needs.

Sport Administration (Online MS)

Develop leadership skills and prepare for success within the expanding sport industry.

Sport Management

Gain experience through organizing, budgeting and evaluating official sports organizations.

Sport Marketing

Explore the world of sport marketing, from PR to advertising, digital media and more.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MEd in TESOL)

Respect the diversity and multiculturalism of English language learners.

Teaching Integrated Science (Grades 7-12)

Become certified to teach science in grades 7-12.

Williams College of Business

Master of Science (M.S.) in Accountancy

Gain advanced financial expertise, real-world experience and industry connections in Xavier University’s rigorous M.S. in Accountancy program. Learn more today.


Measure, process and communicate financial information for companies and corporations.

Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS)

Help businesses make decisions through data analysis. Minors: Business Analytics, Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Business Undecided

Gain the knowledge, skills and networking needed to succeed in today's business world.


Study how wealth, goods and services affect the world and its economies.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Learn to use new ideas and innovations to solve problems.

Executive MBA (EMBA)

The 16-month EMBA for seasoned corporate executives immerses students in leadership, team-building and strategy.


Discover the techniques for making effective financial decisions for individuals and companies.

International Business

Gain a foundation in international business principles and practices within world trade and economies.


Master the techniques it takes to guide a team to greatness.


Master the world of marketing, from sales and advertising to research and brand management.

MBA (Online MBA)

Be prepared to make an immediate impact in the evolving business world.

Part-Time Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Explore Xavier University's dynamic part-time MBA program, created for working professionals looking to invest in flexible, high-quality business education.

Smith Scholars

A learning-intensive cohort honors program for students declaring a major within the Williams College of Business.

X-ccelerated 4+1 MBA Program

Level up your expertise and strategic skills with Xavier’s 4+1 MBA. Earn your degree in just 12 months and jump-start an exciting career in the business world.