Undergraduate Program (BA)

Theology

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Sample Four-Year Theology Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
First Year Seminar OR Theology 111 3
PHILOSOPHY 100 Introduction to Ethics 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Foreign Language 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theology 111 OR First Year Seminar 3
ENGLISH 101 English Composition 3
Mathematical Perspectives 3
Foreign Language II 3
Philosophy 200 Philosophical Perspectives 3
CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Intro to Gender and Diversity Studies 3
Diversity in American Context course 3
Scientific Perspectives 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
E/RS elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Diversity in a Global Context 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Theological Perspectives 3
Creative Perpectives 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Gender and Diversity Studies Intersectionality Course 3
Gender and Diversity Studies Elective 3
ENGLISH 205 Literature and Moral Imagination 3
Humanities Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Gender and Diversity Studies Theory Course 3
Gender and Diversity Studies Elective 3
Soc. Sci core Elective 3
Oral Communications Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Gender and Diversity Studies elective 3
Gender and Diversity Studies elective 3
Gender and diversity Studies 498 - Gender and Diversity Studies Capstone 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Gender and Diversity Studies elective 3
Gender and Diversity Studies elective 3
Gender and diversity Studies 498 - Gender and Diversity Studies Capstone 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

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

Feminist Theory (ENGL 366) - This course considers some of the major tenets of and issues in contemporary feminist theories and their applications to literary texts.

Gender and Society (SOCI 262) - Women in social, economic, and structural (bureaucratic) settings. An examination of changing roles and status.

Major Black Writers of World (ENGL 344) - Study of black authors from around the world with emphasis on African, Caribbean, and British Commonwealth writers.

Sex and Violence In Media (COMM 324) - Explores reasons behind the prevalence of sexual and violent media content and with the impact of this content. Course topics will include psychological reasons why people consume such content, legal and market forces that encourage the creation of sexual and violent content, and the theoretical individual and social effects of consuming this type of content.

100% of Xavier Theology graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.

100%

of Xavier Theology graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.

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Help shape the community by partnering with local organizations, like Pax Christi, Habitat for Humanity and St. Vincent de Paul. Or participate in service-learning opportunities in India, Nicaragua, Ghana and Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati.

gain experience
GAIN EXPERIENCE

Small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, we'll help develop your resume by connecting you with local mentors, community engagement opportunities and internships.

learn about yourself
LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF

Gain a basic understanding of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and relate it, in a reflective and constructive way, to your life experiences and the challenges confronting today's world. Discuss and learn more about the world's diverse faiths and other socially significant issues in light of the Jesuit tradition.

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CAREERS AFTER GRADUATION

In addition to entering graduate and seminary schools, graduates of Xavier's Theology program have gone on to accept jobs as

  • Teachers
  • Religious teachers
  • Ministers
  • Writers
  • Medical administrators
  • Director of Volunteer Services
  • Youth Faith formation directors
  • University programming

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