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 are required:
Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program, students receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. Students are then prepared to enter graduate school or pursue one of the many sociology-related occupations.
15 credit hours are required: