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Xavier University

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Xaiver University

 

Xaiver University


Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic College that was founded in 1831. The university prides itself on continuing the Jesuit tradition and also providing a high quality education to students. Students considering this university should note that Xavier graduates boast a 91% job placement rate.

 

Admission
Students can benefit from an education at Xavier no matter where they call home. Xavier University accepts students from all over the country and world. The admission process is taken very seriously, so students interested in attending should visit their website in order to stay current on the required documents and deadlines for submission.

 

Xavier Campus Location:
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207

School Website: http://www.xavier.edu/


Academics
The strength of the academic programs at Xavier University are second to none. Part of the reason they are able to achieve over a 91% career placement rate for graduates is because each student is treated as an individual. Unlike nearly all major universities, Xavier maintains a focus on keeping the student to faculty member ratio extremely low. This gives students the opportunity to work one on one with their instructors and receive an education targeted to their specific strengths and weaknesses.

 

Another attractive feature of attending Xavier is the impressive list of potential Majors and Minors available for students to study. There are over 80 different Majors and over 60 Minors available to study, giving students the freedom to receive the education they need to enter nearly any career on the planet.

 

Xavier also has a robust core curriculum that ensures students are not only prepared for a career, but also to be successful in their day to day life. Part of the core curriculum is a collection of first year seminar style classes, which help those students who are undecided regarding their studies to explore the many different options available to them.

 

Please consider the following categories if you would like to see what types of Majors Xavier may have that appeal to you. Please note, these are only categories and do not represent actual departments in all instances.


Pre-Professional Programs


Xavier offers students who know they wish to pursue additional education after their Undergraduate the programs they need to prepare themselves for these programs, whether it be medical school, law school, or something else. Students who enroll in these programs receive valuable support such as guidance from peers and advisors, as well as test preparation for important exams like the MCATs and LSATs.

The programs available include:

- Pre-Dental
- Pre-Law
- Pre-Medicine
- Pre-Pharmacy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Veterinary


Arts and Languages


Xavier offers a diverse range of classes and majors relating to art. Students who have a flair for the creative can find something they are passionate from within these offerings, whether they prefer traditional fine arts or graphic design.

 

If you are interested in language and would like to master your abilities, there are majors such as Modern Languages, Spanish, or German for students to pursue. Students can also chose a Modern Language and International Economics Major, which combines the study of language and economics to provide a base for a career relating to this.

 

Other majors which fall under the Arts category including majors such as Classical Humanities, Classics, History, and Liberal Arts to name a few. These concentrations give students the ability to learn and focus on different aspects of our culture that often go unnoticed or underappreciated.

 

Here is a list of every major available under the Arts and Languages category:

- Art
- Classical Humanities
- Classics
- Communication Arts
- Electronic Media
- English
- Fine Arts
- French
- German
- Graphic Design
- History
- Honors Bachelor of Arts
- International Studies
- Liberal Arts
- Modern Language and International Economics
- Modern Languages
- Music
- Spanish
- Theatre
- Theatre Education

 

Business Degrees


The Business Department at Xavier is proud to offer a wide range of majors that helps students enter competitive fields and perform well. Students who are good with numbers may be interested in entering programs such as Accounting, Actuarial Science, or Finance. Other students may want to shy away from number-intensive course work, preferring instead to study things such as Human Resources, Public Relations, Management, or Entrepreneurial Studies. Prospective students with a creative flair may opt for a Major in topics such as Advertising or Marketing.

 

Regardless of what specific major you choose, any student interested in a degree in business related coursework will receive a solid background in the other subjects as well. Accounting and financing skills are important for entrepreneurs. Understanding advertising and marketing is important for managers. These are just a couple examples of how the synergy within the business fields helps drive improved performance in students careers later in life.

 

The full list of majors that Xavier considers part of their Business offerings include:

- Accountancy
- Actuarial Science
- Advertising
- Business Undecided
- Economics
- Economics (Business)
- Economics, Sustainability and Society
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Finance
- Graphic Design
- Human Resources
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Life Sciences for Business
- Management
- Marketing
- Modern Language and International Economics
- Public Relations
- Sport Management
- Sport Marketing
- Sustainability: Economics and Management

 

Communications Degree Programs


Communications related majors represent the study of how people interact. This could be as simple as two individuals talking or something as complex as how major countries and their governments deal with their own people and even other governments. Prospective students will notice a lot of overlap between Majors in the communications category and other categories. This is because these majors truly represent multiple skill sets. For example, Business related majors such as Advertising and Marketing rely on communication skills to convey important messages from businesses to consumers.

 

Likewise, majoring in a language such as German or Spanish is more than just learning new words, it is also learning how to communicate with an entirely new group of people that would be inaccessible to you if you only know one. Communications Majors help students give students important skills that will help them connect with people all over the world. These skills are an invaluable part of our society and can open up a wide range of career paths.

 

Here are the majors that fall under Communications:

- Advertising
- Communication Arts
- Communication Studies
- Electronic Media
- English
- English as a Second Language
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- French
- Gender and Diversity Studies
- German
- Graphic Design
- International Business
- International Studies
- Marketing
- Modern Language and International Economics
- Modern Languages
- Philosophy, Politics and the Public
- Public Relations
- Spanish
- Sport Marketing

 

Education Degrees


Any students who are interested in pursuing a career in education can find the coursework they need to enter their desired career at Xavier. For example, the Department of Secondary Education is one of Xavier’s largest departments, serving over 700 students spread between Undergraduate and Graduate coursework.

 

Some of the disciplines available for students to study include:

- Early Childhood Education
- Middle Childhood Education
- Montessori Education
- Music Education
- Secondary Education
- Special Education
- Teaching Life Sciences
- Theatre Education


Health Degrees


If you enjoy helping other people, a career in the healthcare industry may be for you. Xavier offers several programs relating to health, some of which are designed to lead directly into a career while others are designed as a preparation for Medical school.

 

As previously mentioned, anyone planning on continuing their studies will receive the help they need to succeed in their endeavors, whether that is help choosing a program for their Graduate work or preparation for the tests required to enter these programs.

 

Programs available relating to Health include:

- Athletic Training
- Health Services
- Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Dental
- Pre-Medicine
- Pre-Pharmacy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Veterinary
- Radiology Technology and MRI

 

Science Degrees


Science related disciplines are popular choices for Majors because they typically help students obtain specific skills that translate directly into a given career path. This is a broad category that encompasses many different majors ranging from biology to mathematics to computer sciences.

 

If you are interested in theory or math, majors such as Physics, Mathematics, or Engineering may be a good choice. On the other hand, if you have a passion for the natural world, you may want to consider programs relating to Biology or Environmental Science.

 

The full list of science related majors is as follows:

- Applied Biology
- Applied Chemistry
- Applied Physics
- Applied Physics (Natural Science)
- Applied Physics (Pre-Engineering)
- Athletic Training
- Biology
- Biophysics
- Chemical Science
- Chemistry
- Computer Science
- Engineering Physics
- Environmental Science
- Land, Agriculture and Community
- Life Sciences for Business
- Mathematics
- Natural Sciences
- Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
- Physics
- Pre-Dental
- Pre-Medicine
- Pre-Pharmacy
- Pre-Veterinary
- Psychology
- Radiology Technology and MRI
- Teaching Life Sciences

 

Technology Degrees


Technology related studies are an excellent choice for new studies as the related careers are experiencing good growth, providing an increased opportunity for job placement after college. Majors such as Computer Science prepare students for demanding work in a wide range of potential careers.

 

With the continuing rise in importance that technology is having in day to day lives of human beings, mastering these disciplines can provide very rewarding.

 

Majors relating to technology include:

- Applied Physics (Pre-Engineering)
- Computer Science
- Electronic Media
- Engineering Physics
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Graphic Design
- Information Systems
- Physics
- Radiology Technology and MRI