Just like any ecosystem, great careers grow when all the elements are carefully combined and nurtured. Start with six semesters of undergraduate study at Xavier followed by four semesters of study at Duke University. It's from this world-class blending of ethics, experience and expertise that your career as an environmental leader will flourish.
Earn a Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM).
Work directly with professors on topics like paleobiology (extinct mammals), ecology, bird behavior, manatee behavior, cardiology (hearts), entomology (bugs) and genetics.
Take your pick of fascinating labs: bacteriology (make cheese), ecology (go outside), genetics (it glows), human cadaver (for upper-level students only).
Don't be surprised when your professor announces a field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo, the Newport Aquarium, the Krohn Conservatory or the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science.
Labs on campus
Average size of classes
Medical School acceptance rate (compared to 45% nationally)
Derek, a 23-year-old pre-med major at Xavier, is also a Marine. He served for four years. Then it was on to the next challenge: A degree from Xavier.
Sally Gladwell was the kind of kid who was concerned about the energy efficiency of her family home, so it’s no surprise that she helped launch Xavier’s recycling program when she was a biology student in the early 1990s.
Ann Fiegen Durbin believes in the importance of little things. For the last six years, she has probed the secrets of the tiny RIG-I protein, a substance inside the cell that acts as a kind of mini-security guard against infection. How, she wondered, does a cell know when it’s infected and when to tell the immune system to start fighting?
Graduates go on to work at top companies like
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals