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  Sep 20, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Applied Biology, B.S.


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This program is designed to coordinate the education of undergraduate students at Xavier with graduate programs in the Duke University School of the Environment. Participating students are accepted into either of two Duke University degree programs, the Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM). The MF emphasizes forest resources, and graduates are typically employed in administrative, managerial, or staff positions with forest industries and government agencies. The MEM program considers natural resources in a broader context. Students find employment in such areas as resource development, environmental protection, impact assessment, land use analysis, and coastal zone management.

The curriculum which leads to the above degrees consists of six semesters of undergraduate study at Xavier University (similar to the Environmental Science major) and four semesters of graduate study at Duke University School of the Environment. During the fall semester of the junior year at Xavier, the student applies for admission to the Duke University School of the Environment. The BS Applied Biology degree will be awarded by Xavier University upon satisfactory completion of one year of full-time study at Duke University. Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements for a master’s degree, Duke University will award either the degree of MF or MEM, whichever is appropriate for the student’s area of concentration at Duke University. If a student is unable to enter Duke University, courses necessary for completion of requirements leading to the BS in Environmental Science can be taken during the senior year.

Requirements for the Applied Biology Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including

Mathematical Perspectives:


  • MATH 140/150

Scientific Perspectives, Natural Science Elective, Oral Communication and Written Communication Flags:


  • Included within the major

3 hours of Social Sciences, including:


Major Requirements:


45 credit hours, as follows

Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in all biology courses.
  • One year of full time study at the Duke University School of the Environment.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.S. Applied Biology


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total (16)

Total (16)

Junior Year


Senior Year


During the junior year the student applies for admission to Duke University. The BS Applied Biology degree will be awarded by Xavier University upon satisfactory completion of one year of fulltime study (minimum of 24 credit hours) at Duke University.

If a student is unable to enter Duke University, arrangements should be made with the chair of the Biology Department to determine the senior year courses necessary for completion of requirements leading to the BS degree in Environmental Science  .   

A cumulative average of 2.0 is required in the major courses for graduation.     

A minimum of 120 credit hours (96 hours at Xavier and 24 hours at Duke) is required for the degree.

Scheduling Notes:


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