Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Sociology

Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive, P.O. Box 32B
New Orleans, LA 70125
504-520-7400 (ph) 504-520-7952 (fax)

Amy Bellone Hite, PhD
Associate Professor and Head


A sociology degree can get you anywhere you want to go! Sociology majors prepare for diverse career pathways, according to their individual interests and goals. Whether grad school or a first job, the foundation and support students receive at Xavier makes our sociology graduates desirable to employers and grad schools.


Schools and programs to which our alumni have been accepted in recent years (* indicates multiple acceptances)

Sociology (Ph.D. programs)

Baylor University
Drexel University
Georgia State University 
Johns Hopkins University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University – Chicago
Roosevelt University 
Tulane University
University of Missouri*
University of Connecticut
Vanderbilt *

Public Administration

*Clark Atlanta University
*University of New Orleans – Public Administration

Public Health

Drexel University
Florida A&M University
George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University
*Louisiana State University
Mercer University
*St. Louis University
Texas A&M University
*Tulane University
*University of Alabama at Birmingham
*University of California at Berkeley
University of Minnesota
University of Pittsburgh
*Washington University in St. Louis


Cambridge College
Mercer University
Xavier University of Louisiana*

Social Work

*Southern University of New Orleans
*Washington University – St. Louis
*Louisiana State University


Cornell University – International Agriculture and Development
Kaplan University – Health Care Administration
Louisiana State University – Shreveport (M.B.A.)
Louisiana State University – Nursing
Louisiana State University – Rehabilitation Counseling
Loyola University New Orleans – Criminal Justice Law
Southern New Hampshire University – Creative Writing
Texas A&M University –Urban Education
Troy University – Nursing
University of Alabama at Birmingham – Criminology
Vanderbilt* –Education Policy
Xavier University of Louisiana – Educational Leadership

SAMPLE JOBS/CAREERS (*indicates following graduate school)

Activities Director at a social service agency
Admissions Counselor
Basketball coach
Business Development Representative
Cardiac Care Nurse*
Case Manager
Case Worker
Child Welfare Specialist –Department of Child and Family Services
Community Support Specialist
Courtroom Clerk
Financial Aid Officer
Financial Representative
GED Instructor
Intern – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Intern – Social Security Administration Program Development and Research
Investigator/Exoneree Advocate – Innocence Project
Juvenile Probation Officer
Law firm manager
Legal Assistant – Social Security Administration
Legislative Aid – Georgia House of Representatives
Office Manager – Community Music Program
Officer –State Police
Parent Literacy Ambassador
Personal Healthcare Advocate
Policy Officer – CHBAS Bioenergy (Haiti)
Program Development Officer – Meds and Foods for Kids (Haiti)
Senior Residential Counselor – Eating Disorder Clinic
Social Media Manager for nonprofit
Social Worker*
Specialist – U.S. Department of State
Health Insurance Supervisor
Recreation Department Supervisor
Registered nurse*
Teach for America
Teacher (various levels)
Team Leader – Pathways to Housing
Youth Care Worker – youth correctional facility
Youth Development Coach