If it runs, flies or crawls, it's got your full attention. It's life, and it's always fascinated you since the day you first wriggled your toes in the dirt and snagged an earthworm. Discover the building blocks of life by studying biology, and open your life to a world of wonder and wonderful choice. Biology is the basis for a wide range of science-based careers, from medicine to laboratory research to environmental study.


Biology students have a mentor to assist them in research


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Because of our Pre-Professional Health Advising program, you'll have a better chance of getting into medical school, dental school, veterinary school or other health-related professions after graduation.

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Student Research

All biology and natural sciences majors complete senior research projects, working directly with professors on topics like paleobiology (extinct mammals), ecology, bird behavior, manatee behavior, cardiology (hearts), entomology (insects) and genetics. Students also land research internships at places like the Mayo Clinic or Children's Hospital.

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Cool Labs

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

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Four Years That Will Change Your Life.

Careers After Xavier

Graduates go on to work at top companies like

Medical School Early Acceptance Program

Stand Out. That's the Xavier Difference.
  • Get Accepted: Xavier has partnered with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to offer early acceptance to the college, so qualified students can get a head start in their career in medicine.
  • Waive the MCAT: This is a great benefit. If you can qualify based on your high school scores, you will not have to take the Medical College Admission Test.
  • Choose Your Campus: If you meet the criteria, you can choose from any of LECOM's campuses, located in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida.

As we say, you're already "in the door," meaning you've already started your medical career. Here, you'll be developing relationships with prospective employers and hospitals, not starting from scratch.

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