The Natural Science cluster inculcates the exercise of higher critical-thinking abilities that enable students to engage in the fundamentals of research thus find possible solutions to local and global problems.
The Humanities Cluster shows what it means to live lives enriched by reflection, imagination and creativity and be able to express it fluently.
The Social Sciences cluster provides students with the skills to explore and reflect the social relations, structures, identities and phenomena.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the soul of Jesuit Education at Xavier University. It offers the core courses or general education courses of all the colleges, providing the foundation for human and spiritual development of individuals.The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the soul of Jesuit Education at Xavier University. It offers the core courses or general education courses of all the colleges, providing the foundation for human and spiritual development of individuals.College of Arts and Sciences is home to the largest academic programs with disciplines clustering around humanities, languages, natural sciences, and social sciences. The College deepens the social awareness, competence, and commitment of students for the service and development of the region, Mindanao and the country.The College with its more than 140 highly qualified faculty members forms students through instructions, research, and service learning programs.The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has awarded the Biology and Literature programs of CAS as Centers of Development in the Region. And CHED has designated XU as Delivering Higher Education Institution (DHEI) for all the graduate programs of CAS.Today, CAS continues its pursuit for academic excellence, research and community outreach. It has Level IV PAASCU Accreditation. Its linkages with Local Government Units (LGU) sustain its Coastal Research Management and strengthen its research and extension network. The Office of International Cooperation and Networking (OICN) negotiates with foreign universities for international linkages.