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 36 credit hours in sociology, in addition to MATH 1020 (STAT 2010 ). Of these, the following courses, totaling 12 credit hours, are required: SOCI 1010 (may be applied to Essential Core), SOCI 2500 , SOCI 2530 , SOCI 2530L , and SOCI 3030 . In addition to these required courses, students complete one additional 1000 level course, two additional 2000 level courses, two additional 3000 level courses, two additional 4000 level courses, and either an internship (SOCI 4950 ) or three credit hours of independent study (SOCI 4901 , SOCI 4902 , SOCI 4903 ). Majors must pass a senior comprehensive examination (SOCI 4999 ).