Undergraduate Program (BA)

Sociology

In our ever more complex world, the ability to apply sociological knowledge and methods is in ever greater demand by research organizations, universities and consulting service firms. So, whether your goal is an ivory tower or the boardroom, as a sociologist grounded in Xavier's classic liberal arts foundation, you'll be in demand.

Sample Four-Year Sociology Course Sequence

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Sociology major at Xavier:

Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 101) - Social behavior within the context of group structure, society, and culture. Basic sociological terminology and methodology.

Culture & Society (SOCI 180) - Cross cultural study of human values, norms, and behavior. Contemporary American as well as remote and prehistoric cultures will be investigated from the anthropological perspective.

Investigating Social Life I (SOCI 352) - In-depth study of the basic steps and processes in scientific inquiry.

Contemporary Social Theory (SOCI 365) - Class, status, and power in social life. Systems of social inequality examined within a cross-cultural perspective.

98% of students are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

98%

of students are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Take advantage of faculty-mentored, for-credit internships or employment opportunities at museums, magazine, design showrooms, foundations, media groups and other businesses.

SPECIALIZED COURSES

Because many professional sociologists specialize in fields such as social organizations, social psychology and urban sociology, Xavier offers courses in each of these subsections. You will also be trained to apply sociological knowledge to everyday experiences through relationships, surveys and research.

READY, SET, GO

After graduation, you'll be ready to apply sociological knowledge and methods to criminology, education, public relations, business, or regional and community planning, as well as a number of other fields.

Xavier by the numbers

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AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

65,000+

XAVIER GRADUATES ACROSS THE GLOBE

91%

OF SENIORS RATE THEIR EXPERIENCE AS GOOD OR EXCELLENT

30+

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AFTER GRADUATION

Graduates leave Xavier ready to enter the job force. Sociology is an excellent background for a number of fields, like

  • Higher Education
  • Law
  • Public Relations
  • Social Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Sales

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