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Alumni Success

WV Wesleyan Graduate Ben Kordusky Receives Student Award for Clinical Competency and Professionalism from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry

Alumna Recognized as Outstanding Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Pediatrics

Missy Nixon 2017

Winkie Named Fourteenth Fulbright Scholar

School of Science Receives SURE Grant

Ledford Scholar Recipient Announced

Graduate Schools

Wesleyan biology graduates are very successful in gaining admission to medical schools and other graduate programs. 54.8% of biology majors were admitted to a professional school or graduate school between 1992 and 2004. The most frequent choice was medical school (28% of graduates).
Among West Virginia colleges and universities, Wesleyan was second only to WVU in the number of students admitted to the WVU School of Medicine over the last three years. Other popular graduate and professional schools include dental school, optometry school, and pharmacy school, M.S. programs in forensics and Ph.D. programs in molecular biology.

  • Emory University (medical)
  • George Washington University (forensics)
  • Indiana University (Ph.D. program)
  • Marshall University (Medical, Forensics, M.S.)
  • Pennsylvania School of Optometry
  • Penn State University (Ph.D. program)
  • University of Maryland (Law school)
  • University of North Carolina (Ph.D. program)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D. program)
  • University of Virginia (Ph.D. program)
  • University of Wisconsin (Ph.D. program)
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia University (Dental, Law, Medical, Pharmacy, Ph.D. program)


Forty percent of the students who elect not to attend graduate or professional school are employed in a biology-related field soon after graduation. Our recent graduates’ employers include:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Public and private middle and high schools
  • SAIC (a research contractor at the National Cancer Institute)
  • The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
  • The Memphis Zoo
  • The New Canaan Nature Center
  • The North Carolina Aquarium

Biology Department Internships

Career-Related Internships:

  • Bayer
  • Good Zoo at Ogelbay Park
  • WV Department of Natural Resources
  • Dentists’ Offices
  • Hospitals & Pharmacies
  • Optometrists’ Offices
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Veterinary Clinics

Research Internships:

  • Harvard University
  • Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Florida
  • U. S. Department of Agriculture
  • West Virginia Rivers Coalition