Biology and Geology


The McGinty twins are biology majors who spent last summer in highly competitive internship programs.

Professional and Graduate Schools

Examples of professional and graduate schools attended by recent biology graduates:

  • Case Western Reserve University
    School of Dentistry
    School of Medicine
    Department of Molecular Biology
    Department of Pharmacology
  • Cleveland State University
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • George Washington University
    School of Public Health
  • Kent State University
  • Lake Erie College of Medicine Medical
  • University of Ohio (Medical College of Ohio) Miami University of Ohio
  • New York Chiropractic College
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Ohio State University School of Dentistry
  • Ohio State University
    School of Pharmacy
    School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ohio University
    Department of Environmental Studies
    School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Oklahoma State University
    College of Podiatric Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Xavier University


Examples of companies hiring recent biology graduates:

  • Aqua Tech Environmental Laboratories, Inc.
  • Aultman Hospital
  • Boston Scientific
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Copernicus Therapeutics
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Health
  • Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Dermik Laboratories, Inc.
  • Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
  • Southwest General Hospital
  • Trillium Creek Dermatology
  • University of Cincinnati Department of Toxicology
  • WIL Research

Student Outcomes

Double the Passion, Twice the Skill:
Twins Earn Competitive Internships

Some say identical twins have a common or even “secret” language known only to them. However, for BW seniors Mike and Nick McGinty of North Ridgeville that language includes phrases like “DNA extraction,” “polymerase chain reactions” and “ecological research.”

The McGinty twins are biology majors who spent last summer in highly competitive internship programs: Mike at Towson University in Maryland and Nick at Cornell University in New York.

Surpassing Over 200 Intern Applicants to Secure Positions

Mike’s participation in the Towson University REU Program in Molecular Ecology included working with a professor to study the evolutionary diversification of tropical plants in the grape family.

He was one of six students accepted to the program out of 200 applicants.

Nick worked with a maize geneticist at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University. He was one of 20 undergraduates chosen from over 250 applicants.

BW Science Programs, Mentoring Contribute to Success

Mike credits Baldwin Wallace with offering a strong background in the biological and chemical sciences along with a variety of outstanding field and lab experiences. Nick attributes success to his professors who taught him "what it means to be a good scientist and a good student—one who has the ambition to learn and succeed.”

Ready to take the next step forward, the students have been applying to graduate schools. Interested in pursuing careers in plant biology, they hope to work with plant breeding and genetics to improve crop tolerance to environmental stresses. As the twins have their eyes set on earning their doctorates, they foresee transitioning to higher education at some point.

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