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
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.
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.
Take your pick of fascinating labs: bacteriology (make cheese), ecology (go outside), genetics (it glows), human cadaver (for upper-level students only).
Labs on campus
Average size of classes
Medical School acceptance rate (compared to 40% nationally)
On her last day in Guatemala, pre-med student Zenab Saeed was assigned to work in the part of the clinic where they dispensed glasses. She never expected how emotionally impactful it would be for her when, after several tries, she was able to help an old man, partially blind since birth, find just the right pair.
Prepare to leave the classroom and be outstanding "in the field."
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.
Graduates go on to work at top companies like
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals
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.