Ohio Wesleyan prepares students for top graduate programs and successful careers in science and technology. How? You work closely with professors who are mentors. You perform hands-on research. And you may even land a summer internship or research spot at a major university, technology company, or hospital.

Serena George and Abbi TurnerIn just the past few years, our science graduates have moved on directly to Stanford, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and other top universities in fields from Astrophysics to Zoology.

In fact, the National Science Foundation lists Ohio Wesleyan as one of the top universities in America for the number of its graduates who complete doctoral degrees in science, math, and engineering.

Today, our more recent graduates are working at organizations such as SpaceX, Facebook, Battelle, the Columbus Zoo, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

And new in 2021, a new $830,000 Choose Ohio First grant from the State of Ohio will fund additional scholarships for new students majoring in STEM fields.

You can complete the Choose Ohio First scholarship application here.

We think three core traits make OWU's science program one of the most successful in the country.

  1. Your rock-solid scientific education will be grounded in a foundation in the liberal arts. You will learn to think critically, connect knowledge across disciplines, communicate well, and understand the complex social, economic, and cultural implications of the scientific problems you tackle.
  2. You will learn in an environment of academic teamwork and support. That's how science works best and progresses fastest. OWU stresses collaboration over competition.
  3. No one can teach experience. At OWU, you will gain hands-on science experience as you work with faculty on mentored research projects, use first-class lab facilities on campus, perform fieldwork and interact with environments in locations around the world, and participate in internships at research centers, hospitals, museums, and universities.


Graduate Outcomes

Brad Turnwald ’13

A biochemistry major at OWU, Brad completed an OWU Connection internship at the European Molecular Biology Laboratories in Germany, conducted research with an OWU alumnus at the University of Texas, and was named a Goldwater Scholar. He is now a Ph.D. student at Stanford, where he received an NSF graduate research fellowship.

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