Mission 

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to creating an environment that embraces and expands the Arts and joins it to the STEM programs in an effort to create graduates who are capable of going to the global corners of the world and make real impact on the world. 

Vision

To strengthen the university’s liberal arts enterprise by building and enhancing research capabilities and interdisciplinary collaboration by expanding our work across all fields of inquiry to meet the evolving needs of our students.

Academic Pursuits

The six academic divisions in the College of Arts and Sciences are:

  • Biological and Applied Health Sciences (Departments of Biology, Public Health Sciences, and Speech Pathology) 
  • Business
  • Education and Counseling
  • Fine Arts and Humanities (Departments of Art, English, History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Theology)
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science Computer Science, and the Dual Degree Engineering Program)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Departments of Communication Studies, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)

Xavier has a new and exciting core curriculum steeped in our liberal arts education and tradition; and knowledge that a world perspective is critical to becoming a leader of the future.
In the College of Arts and Sciences our academic structure allows for students to explore and develop natural synergy between and within various degree areas offered at Xavier. This makes Xavier a very unique undergraduate experience. Students can pursue the Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and the Social Behavior Sciences in CAS. We have new and exciting degree offerings that provide this interdisciplinary approach in a seamless way so the whole being is developed.
At Xavier, we surround our students with a network of support systems to maximize their chances to succeed and achieve their goals. We are committed to creating critical thinkers who will promote the creation of a "just and humane" society.
Whether you are a prospective student, current student, alum, parent, or friend, I encourage you to learn more about Xavier. I invite to you to explore a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or need more information.