Xavier University offers a number of programs which are interdisciplinary in nature, with curriculums which cross academic departments and colleges.
Xavier offers four interdisciplinary majors specifically focused on the subject of sustainability. These include the Bachelor of Arts in Land, Farming and Community, B.A. ; the Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Sustainability and Society, B.A. ; the Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability, M.A. , all offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the BSBA in Sustainability: Economics and Management, B.S.B.A. offered through the Williams College of Business.
Both political and religious leaders recognize the importance of promoting sustainability as part of policy, law, business practice, and daily life if we are to protect our planetary home and the welfare of future generations. Students in the Sustainability programs will be prepared to develop sustainable practices and policies in business, non-profits, and government agencies by integrating the study of business and economic principles with ecological and environmental processes. Land students will focus on the science and art of agriculture including food production and distribution within the context of a Jesuit education. All programs involve experiential educational experiences including field trips, practicums, internships, and capstone projects with organizations in the community. The Master of Arts prepares graduates to tackle issues in urban sustainability by bringing together students and faculty from the fields of business, environmental science, public policy, and urban planning and design.