Some people just know they want to be a doctor when they grow up. Others discover their passion for healing along the way. Either way, at Xavier, your love of medicine is matched only by our faculty's love for teaching it. They give you the biology, chemistry and physics background you need to prepare for admission to medical or other professional health programs.
Of Xavier students who apply to medical school are accepted compared to 45% nationally
Apply to medical and dental schools with a better chance of being accepted. That's because 100% of Natural Sciences students have additional advising through the Pre-Professional Health Advising program.
Learn by doing in 14 research and teaching laboratories equipped with compound and stereoscopic microscopes, models, specimens, and specialized equipment for the study of vertebrate physiology, plant biology, development, anatomy, genetics, and bacteriology.
Engage in research side-by-side with faculty and present findings at regional and national meetings.
Labs on campus
Average size of classes
Medical School acceptance rate (compared to 45% nationally)
Sometimes, a really good book isn’t just entertaining or educational. It’s transformative. That was the case for Xavier senior pre-med major Jacob Khoury, who was so inspired by a book about health that he went to Peru to experience it for himself.
It took her almost two years as an undeclared major before realizing that a biology degree did not mean she had to go to medical school. There were other options.
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.
Graduates go on to work at top companies like
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals