University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 28, 2021  
University Catalog 2021-2022

Sociology, B.A.


For more information regarding the Core Curriculum, including a list of courses that satisfy Core Curriculum requirements, click here:  The Core Curriculum .

Whether entering the job market or graduate school, the sociology major offers students skills that are increasingly necessary in a global, rapidly changing world. Xavier’s sociology major offers exposure to diverse perspectives on social issues, broad training in social scientific research, an understanding of how various institutions and groups work (e.g., business, education, government, medicine, families, law), strong critical thinking and writing skills, and an understanding of the rapidly changing, diverse and global world. This foundation in a wide range of knowledge and skill areas offers graduates enormous flexibility in the job market and/or entry into a wide array of graduate or professional programs.

Students majoring in sociology must complete 37 credit hours in sociology, in addition to MATH 1020  (STAT 2010 ) (may be applied to Quantitative Reasoning Core requirement) . Of these, the following sociology courses, totaling 16 credit hours, are required: SOCI 1010  (may be applied to Human Behavior Explorations), SOCI 2500  (may be applied to Advanced Rhetoric Core requirement ), SOCI 2530 , SOCI 2530L , SOCI 3030 , and SOCI 4950 . In addition to these required courses, students complete 21 hours of Sociology Electives, distributed as follows:  one additional 1000 level course, two additional 2000 level elective courses, two additional 3000 level elective courses, and two additional 4000 level elective courses.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 16


Semester Hours: 15


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 16


Junior Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Senior Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 12


Second Semester


  • Sociology Elective (3)
  • Free Elective (13)

Semester Hours: 16


Summary: Program in Sociology


Foundations: 13


Explorations: 21


African American Heritage and Legacies (3)

Creative Expression and Engagement (3)

Examined Life (3)

Faith and Society (3)

Human Behavior (3, SOCI 1010 )

Human Past (3)

Scientific Reasoning (3)

Minor: 18


Free Electives: 22-31


Total Hours: 120


*Option to take as Core Course, but total hours for degree is still 120