A major in Biology at Cornerstone provides a well-rounded knowledge, experience and analytical base to enable students to successfully pursue careers or further education in related fields. Course offerings allow students to pursue a wide variety of biological interests in preparation for a career or graduate school. Since entry into biological career fields can be selective and the graduate education very challenging, emphasis is placed on preparing the student for those rigors through a challenging academic program that is balanced within the traditional liberal arts degree.
You may find yourself taking exploring forests in botany, conducting stream evaluations in zoology, looking into the human genome in genetics, performing research on the toxicology of cells in cell biology, travelling to Yellowstone National Park or Ireland, researching white-tailed deer in the summer, or observing elk during mating season.
Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers from this major. From working in medical laboratories or clinics to pharmaceutical companies students may find a career in the health field conducting technician services. Others may go on to work in the field sciences as a biological field technician or educator at a local, state or national park. Many students go on to graduate school to continue to the next level of professionalism.
Download a sample degree plan for a major in Biology.
Students generally complete internships at hospitals, blood banks, clinics, nature centers, zoos, parks, with environmental consultants and at many more places. We tailor the internship to your specific interest area.
Cornerstone Biology alumni are working in vet clinics, as biological technicians, in laboratories, with drug companies and in many more positions.