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Xavier offers more than 90 majors and 60 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.

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Advertising

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

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Applied Biology

Combine an undergraduate degree with graduate programs in the Duke University School of the Environment.

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Applied Chemistry

Enter the field of chemical engineering through science, design, mathematics and technology.

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Applied Physics

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

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Art

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

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Biology

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

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Biomedical Sciences

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

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Biophysics

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

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Chemical Science

Combine knowledge of chemistry with a background in finance, analytics or education.

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Chemistry

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

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Classical Humanities

Study Greek and Roman language, literature and culture.

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Classics

Study Greek and Roman mythology, art and archaeology.

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Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts

Explore literature, philosophy, theology, history and languages of classical western civilization.

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Communication Studies

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

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Computer Science

Gain an understanding of computer processes and algorithms.

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Digital Innovation, Film, and Television

Master the art of visual storytelling.

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Digital Media

Have what it takes to go viral?

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Economics BA

Develop an understanding of micro and macroeconomics and economic policy.

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Economics, Sustainability and Society

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

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Engineering Physics

Discover how natural science and engineering come together.

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English

Explore publishing, marketing, journalism and web content management.

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Environmental Science

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

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Exploratory

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

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French

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

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Gender and Diversity Studies

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

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German

Master the German language through reading, writing and speaking.

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Graphic Design

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

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History

Study events, people and ideas of the past.

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History or English Education (MA)

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

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International Studies

Discover new world views and learn to assess international trends.

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Land, Farming and Community

Focus on the necessity and benefits of small-scale, sustainable and diversified food production.

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Life Sciences for Business

Prepare for leadership in the Biotech industry by combining a bachelor of science with a Xavier MBA.

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Mathematics

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

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Modern Language and International Economics

Gain skills to address international economic issues and work in the global arena.

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Music Education

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

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Music Performance BA

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

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Music Performance BM

Prepare for a career in music and gain experience through an internship.

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Music Production BA

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

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Musical Theatre

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

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Philosophy

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

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Philosophy, Politics and the Public

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

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Physics

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

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Political Science

Learn firsthand about the practice of government and politics.

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Pre-Law

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

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Pre-Professional Health

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

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Public Affairs (MA)

Learn how to solve today's social-impact-impact problems by focusing on that space where private and public interests intersect and where the relationship between them is continuously being defined, examined and reimagined.

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Public Relations

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

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Sociology

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

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Spanish

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

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Theatre

Study performance, stagecraft, directing and writing.

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Theatre Education

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

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Theology

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

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Theology (MA)

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

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Urban and Regional Sustainability and Resilience (MA)

Develop a deeper understanding of urban systems and sustainable best practices.

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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 or Columbus can connect you with that path in 16 months.

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Nursing

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

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Nursing (MSN)

Prepare to become holistic healers and leaders in health care with a foundation in Jesuit values.

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Nursing Practice in Population Health Leadership (DNP)

Become a leader in addressing the complexity of health care and health care outcomes in the 21st century.

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College of Professional Sciences

Athletic Training (MS)

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

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

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

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Clinical Psychology (PSYD)

Provide psychological services in today's changing professional climate.

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Coaching Education and Athlete Development - Online (MED)

Learn to maximize the potential of future and current athletes.

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Criminal Justice

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

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Criminal Justice - Online (MS)

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

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Early Childhood Education

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

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Early Childhood Education (MED)

A licensure program for those with a bachelor's degree.

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Educational Administration (MED)

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

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Elementary Education (MED)

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

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Executive MHSA - Online (MHSA)

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

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Exercise Science

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

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General Experimental Psychology (MA)

Explore methods, create research designs, collect data and analyze results to study behavior.

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Health Economics and Clinical Outcomes Research - Online (MS)

Conduct comparative research and use real-world evidence to make smarter, data-driven decisions.

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Health Services Administration

Learn how to handle the critical jobs in information systems, finance, marketing and other business areas for healthcare organizations.

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Health Services Administration (MHSA)

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

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History or English Education (MA)

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

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Industrial Organizational Psychology (MS)

Become an expert in organizational development, talent management, human resources research, and much more.

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Leadership Studies Doctoral Program (Ed.D)

Enhance the leadership capacity of working professionals from a variety of organizational and community contexts.

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Middle Childhood Education

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

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Montessori - Online

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

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Montessori Education

Learn what it takes to be a Montessori educator.

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Montessori Education (MED)

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

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Multicultural Literature (MED)

They say globalization is making our world grow smaller. Teachers who study Multicultural Literature for Children know it's really making our lives much richer by exposing our children to a wealth of literature from a broad and increasingly diverse variety of different cultures.

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Occupational Therapy (MOT)

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

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Occupational Therapy (OTD - Candidacy Status)

Improve people's lives by using useful activity to meet their needs.

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Psychology

Gain a better understanding of human behavior.

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Radiology Technology and MRI

Learn how to produce quality images of human tissues, organs, bones and vessels using imaging equipment.

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Reading Specialist (MED)

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

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School Counseling (MA)

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

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Secondary Education

Prepare to become a competent, professional, secondary school teacher.

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Secondary Education (MED)

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

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Social Work

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

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Special Education

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

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Special Education (MED)

Better serve and educate students with special needs.

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Special Education - Online (MED) and (MS)

Better serve and educate students with special needs.

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Sport Administration (MED)

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

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Sport Management

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

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Sport Marketing

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

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Teach Engl to Speakers of Other Lang (MED)

Respect the diversity and multiculturalism of English language learners.

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Williams College of Business

Accountancy (MS)

Prepare for a career as an outstanding and ethical professional accountant.

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Accounting

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

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Business Administration (MBA)

Get immersed in leadership, team-building and strategy courses to prepare for an ever-changing business world.

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Business Analytics

Help businesses make better decisions through data analysis and statistical modeling.

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Business Undecided

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

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Customer Analytics (MS)

Help companies make data-led, customer-centric, problem-solving, business decisions.

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Economics

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

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Entrepreneurial Studies

Learn to use new ideas and innovations to solve problems.

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Executive MBA (MBA)

For accomplished professionals who want to earn a MBA degree with other students of the same experience level and drive to succeed.

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Finance

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

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Information Systems

Blend technology and business and learn to implement computerized methods.

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International Business

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

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Management

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

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Marketing

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

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MBA - Online (MBA)

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

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Strategic Human Resource Management

Immerse yourself in the world of HR, from staffing and compensation to training and development.

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Sustainability Economics and Management

Learn to balance business needs with social concern.

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