Developing new medicines. That's biotechnology. Assisting in the implementation of a sustainable, organic and integrated system for large-scale production—that's life sciences for business. You're part biology, part business, and that's exactly the focus of this program. Included is a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses leading to an MBA. Plus, our degree can be tailored to your interests—molecular biology, pharmaceutical or environmental.
Placement rate among Xavier Life Sciences for Business graduates
Get a great job after graduation
Work directly with professors on topics like paleobiology (extinct mammals), ecology, bird behavior, manatee behavior, cardiology (hearts), entomology (bugs) and genetics. Students also earn outside research internships at place like the Mayo Clinic or Children's Hospital.
Our life sciences for business program opens up multiple employment options for graduates including molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, environmental protection and more.
Our small class sizes and individual research experiences with faculty will give you the attention you deserve to succeed in whatever project you undertake.
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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.
Xavier Biology graduate 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.
Graduates go on to work at top companies like
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals