Biology Department

The Xavier biology department is a community of students, faculty, and staff working together to help all of our students achieve their goals. We are large enough to be able to provide a variety of experiences and opportunities to students, and small enough to be able to do all of that while building personal relationships with students.

"Xavier Biology has given me so much more than just connections and experiences in the variety of fields within the department. All of the professors with whom I have had the privilege to learn were so passionate and dedicated to their students, and their enthusiasm to share that with us has always motivated me to become a better student, citizen, and scientist." Kyra Bufi , Biomedical Sciences 2018

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Majors and Minors

The department offers a variety of majors and minors so that you can find the best match for your interests and career goals.

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Student Research

All Xavier seniors can complete a research project, if they choose to and most do choose to. Many students start doing research even earlier. Why not you?

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Faculty and Staff

Small class sizes mean that you can build lasting relationships with your instructors.

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XU alumni have succeeded in varied careers. Job opportunities begin with your XU biology degree, or you can pursue a post-graduate degree.

You must be an existing XU biology student to access this page.