Undergraduate/Graduate Program (BS/MBA)

LIFE SCIENCES FOR BUSINESS

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.

Sample Four-Year LIFE SCIENCES FOR BUSINESS Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
BIOLOGY 160 - General Biology I 3
BIOLOGY 161 - General Biology I Lab 1
CHEMISTY 160 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEMISTRY 161 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
ECONOMICS 200 - Microeconomics 3
CORE 100 - First Year Seminar 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
BIOLOGY 162 - General Biology II 3
BIOLOGY 163 - General Biology II Lab 1
CHEMISTY 162 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEMISTY 163 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
ENGLISH 101 - English Composition 3
THEOLOGY 111 - Theological Foundations 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 120 - Intro to Business Tech 1
CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program II 0

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
CHEMISTRY 240 - Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEMISTRY 241 - Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 140/150, or MATH 156, or STATISTICS 210 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 220 - Management of Information Technology 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Foreign Language I 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
CHEMISTRY 242 - Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEMISTRY 243 - Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 140/150, or MATH 156, or STATISTICS 210 3
MARKETING 300 - Principles of Marketing 3
Biology Elective 3
Foreign 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
PHYSICS 160 - College Physics I 3
PHYSICS 161 - College Physics Lab 1
STAT 211 - Business Statistics II 3
PHILOSOPHY 100 - Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy 3
Biology Elective 3-5
Second Semester Semester Hours
PHYSICS 162 College Physics II 3
PHYSICS 163 College Physics II Lab 1
Humanities Elective 3
MANAGEMENT 300 - Managerial Behavior 3
Biology Elective 3-5

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.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
ENGLISH 205 - Literature and the Moral Imagination 3
Theological Perspectives 3
Philosophical Perspectives 3
ACCOUNTING 200 - Intro Financial Account 3
BUSINESS LAW 550 - Business Law and Ethics 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
FINANCE 300 - Business Finance 3
MANAGEMENT 550 - Strategy 3
Creative Perspectives 3
Biology Elective 5

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.

MBA

First Semester Semester Hours
ACCOUNTING 550 - Strategic Measure, Eval & Ctrl 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 550 - Information Technology Management 3
FINANCE 550 - Managerial Finance 3
MBA Elective 3
MARKETING 550 - Marketing Strategy 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
MANAGEMENT 551 - Operational Analysis 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 550 - International Business 3
ECONOMICS 550 - Managerial Economics 3
MBA Elective 3
MBA 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 LIFE SCIENCES FOR BUSINESS major at Xavier:

General Biology I (BIOL 160) - Principles of molecular, cellular, and organismal biology, emphasizing the physiology of vertebrates.

Genetics (BIOL 230) - Principles of heredity and molecular genetics.

General Chemistry I (CHEM 160) - This course is the first in a two semester sequence of general chemistry. This is a pre-professional course approved by the American Chemical Society for chemistry majors and required of many other science majors. Fundamental principles of chemistry including atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, stoichiometry, energy relationships, periodic table and solution chemistry. The following mathematical concepts are used: scientific notation, logarithms, the quadratic equation and proportionality.

College Physics I (PHYS 160) - An algebra-based approach to introductory physics for premedical, pre-dental and other students. Topics include mechanics, heat, and sound.

100% Placement rate among Xavier Life Sciences for Business graduates Get a great job after graduation

100%

Placement rate among Xavier Life Sciences for Business graduates Get a great job after graduation

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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. Students also earn outside research internships at place like the Mayo Clinic or Children's Hospital.

Endless Options

Our life sciences for business program opens up multiple employment options for graduates including molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, environmental protection and more.

Personal Attention

Our small class sizes and individual research experiences with faculty will give you the attention you deserve to succeed in whatever project you undertake.

Xavier by the numbers

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Labs on campus

100%

Placement Rate

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

65,000+

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