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University Catalog 2017-2018 
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Public Service Accelerated, B.A.

Students interested in working in the non-profit sector, government, health care, education, or human resources may participate in a joint, five-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans. Students earn 102 credit hours at Xavier and then pursue graduate study during their senior year. Upon successful completion of 18 hours of graduate coursework, the student earns a B.A. degree from Xavier. Students are responsible for admission to and financing of the graduate program. Students not accepted may continue in the B.A. Program in Sociology. Students should communicate their interest to the Department Head by fall of their sophomore year and should maintain close communication with their academic advisor. Participation is contingent on acceptance to the program by the University of New Orleans in the fall semester of the student’s junior year. Students must take the GRE before applying and must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Students must complete 30 credit hours of undergraduate sociology courses, including the twelve credit hours required of all majors, and SOCI 3020 , SOCI 3025 , SOCI 3100 , SOCI 4020 , and SOCI 4080 . They must also complete six credit hours of approved courses in their graduate program that can be applied to their undergraduate sociology program. MATH 1020  (STAT 2010 ) is required. ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  are strongly recommended. Students are strongly encouraged to minor in Public Administration or another closely affiliated program so that they may apply six hours of graduate credit to their minor.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Credits Accepted from Graduate School:

Towards Sociology Major 6
Towards Minor 6
Free Electives 6
Total 18


Summary: Accelerated Program in Sociology of Public Service

Fundamental Core: 18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000 /ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 ), Mathematics (3, STAT 2010 /MATH 1020 ), Natural Science (3, BIOL 1050 ), World Language (6)

Essential Core: 36

Freshman Seminar (2), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity course), Natural Science (3), Social Science (3, ECON 2010  or ECON 2020 ), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010 )

Expansive Core: 6

Minor: 18

(including 6 approved credit hours from graduate program).

Free Electives: 6

(6 from graduate program)

Total Hours: 120