Department of Sociology

Are you fascinated by society? Do you wonder why society is the way it is? Are you hoping to help change the world? Then sociology is the major for you!


The primary reasons for majoring in sociology are knowledge (intriguing course content and skill development) and practice (diverse career options). Sociology offers breadth and flexibility that make a young professional prepared for a diverse array of fields. In addition to graduate study in sociology, public health, criminal justice, counseling, urban affairs, public administration, education, law, and social work, graduates work in the private and public sector in fields such as research, counseling, community organizing, government, union organizing, teaching, and coaching.

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The Department of Sociology provides three programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students may also tailor their curriculum to focus on a specific area of interest such as crime and deviance, race, or gender. Students choose one of the three-degree programs:

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Gabriella Cotton, a rising junior at Xavier majoring in Public Health, recently completed the Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program. Gabriella and twelve other students from Louisiana colleges were chosen for the program out of hundreds of applicants by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards following a rigorous application process.

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