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Explore the Core

At Xavier, you'll have the freedom to pursue any path and explore your passions. Our core curriculum, which includes first-year seminar classes, opens multiple fields of studies and interests in a challenging and fun environment. Sample first-year seminar classes include:

  • A Short History of the Future
  • Socrates Meets Jesus
  • Reading the Web
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bicycling our Bioregion
  • Pop Culture and Civil Rights

60+ Minors

Unlike other universities, we won't limit your choices when it comes to minors. Our core curriculum allows—and even encourages—you to explore subjects outside your major and outside your college. So, say, if you wanted to study biology, you can also minor in business. Or, if you're studying political science, you can minor in writing or environmental studies.

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Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Professional Programs


At Xavier, you'll find the support you need to get into medical school or law school after graduation–from academic advising to peer mentoring and MCAT and LSAT preparation.

University Scholars

University Scholars

Study any major in small, specialized classes that promote deeper exploration and close faculty support. Take special honors sections of core courses including the humanities, sciences and social sciences, while also completing requirements for your major.


Classics & Philosophy Honors

Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts

Focus on philosophy and the cultures of Western civilization while earning a bachelor's degree in your choice major. After graduating, choose from many career fields including academia, medicine, law and business.



Philosophy, Politics & the Public

Explore the effect of political science and philosophy on people and society today. Meet with policy makers in Washington, D.C., volunteer for a political campaign of your choosing and spend a summer studying in Rome, London or Paris.




Since 1991, Xavier's ROTC program has received the General MacArthur Unit Award eight times. This identifies the top ROTC units across the country and is based on an assessment of each program, including training, performance and cadet academic grade point average.


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