May 24, 2018  
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

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


First Semester


  • BIOL 160 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 161 - General Biology I Lab
  • CHEM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • CORE 101 - GOA

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • CORE 102 - GOA

Total (17)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 250 - Ecology
  • BIOL 251 - Ecology Lab
  • MATH 140/150
  • Second Language I
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Creative Perspectives

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 260 - Intro to Environmental Science
  • BIOL 261 - Intro to Environ Science Lab
  • Humanities Elective  
  • ECON 320 - Natural Resource Economics
  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination
  • Second Language II

Total (16)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 210 - General Botany
  • BIOL 211 - General Botany Lab
  • BIOL 497 - Experimental Biology Lab or BIOL 498 - Methods of Biol Research I
  • PHYS 160 - College Physics I
  • PHYS 161 - Introductory Physics Lab I
  • Philosophical Perspectives
  • MATH 156 - General Statistics

Total (15-17)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 496 - Senior Capstone Seminar or BIOL 499 - Methods of Biol Research II
  • BIOL 398 - SEM: Environmental Studies
  • PHYS 162 - College Physics II
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics Lab II
  • Theological Perspectives Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Total (16-18)

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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