Undergraduate Program (BS)

Applied Biology

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Sample Four-Year Applied Biology Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Biology 160: General Biology I 3
Biology 161: General Biology I Lab 1
Chemistry 160: General Chemistry I 3
Chemistry 161: General Chemistry I Lab 1
Core 100: 1st Year Seminar or Theology 111 3
Core 101: GOA 0
English 101 or 115 ENGL Comp or Rhetoric 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Biology 162: General Biology II 3
Biology 163: General Biology II Lab 1
Chemistry 162: General Chemistry II 3
Chemistry 163: General Chemistry II Lab 1
Core 100: 1st Year Seminar or Theology 111 3
Core 102: GOA 0
Economics 200: Microeconomics 3
Philosophy 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Biology 250: Ecology 3
Biology 251: Ecology Lab 1
Creative Perspectives 3
Mathematics 140/150: Elements of Calculus I 3
Second Language I 3
History 100s: Historical Perspectives 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Biology 260: Intro to Environmental Science 3
Biology 261: Intro to Environmental Science Lab 1
Economics 320: Natural Resources Economics 3
English 205: Literature and the Moral Imagination 3
Humanities Elective 3
Second Language II 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Biology 497 or Biology 498: Methods of Biological Research I 0-2
Biology 210: Botany 3
Biology 211: Botany Lab 2
Physics 160: College Physics I 3
Physics 161: College Physics I Lab 1
Mathematics 156/158: Statistics 3
Philosophy 200: Philosophical Perspectives Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Biology 496 or Biology 499: Methods of Biological Research II 0-2
Biology 398: ENVS Seminar 3
Physics 162: College Physics II 3
Physics 163: College Physics II Lab 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
Theological Perspectives Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Applied Biology major at Xavier:

Ecology (Biol 250) - The relationships between organisms and their living and non-living environments.

Ecology Lab (Biol 251) - Laboratory and field exercises to illustrate ecological principles. Local aquatic and terrestrial habitats are investigated.

General Microbiology (Biol 450) - The morphology, physiology, and ecology of bacteria, eukaryotic microbes, and fungal microbes, including the impact of these organisms on humans.

Methods of Biol Research I (Biol 498) - Development of a research project emphasizing experimental design, controls, gathering and interpreting experimental data from living organisms. Projects vary depending on faculty advisor. Intended for Seniors.

5 YEARS Earn a Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM).

5 YEARS

Earn a Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM).

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STUDENT RESEARCH

Work directly with professors on topics like paleobiology (extinct mammals), ecology, bird behavior, manatee behavior, cardiology (hearts), entomology (bugs) and genetics.

COOL LABS

Take your pick of fascinating labs: bacteriology (make cheese), ecology (go outside), genetics (it glows), human cadaver (for upper-level students only).

FIELD TRIPS

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.

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LABS ON CAMPUS

97%

PLACEMENT RATE

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

85%

MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE (COMPARED TO 40% NATIONALLY)

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