Study of organisms matters.

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, traveling to Yellowstone National Park or Ireland, researching white-tailed deer in the summer, or observing elk during mating season.

At Cornerstone, biology is taught from the point of view that we can learn more about our Creator by studying and caring for His creation. While God's inspired word (the Bible) is the ultimate authority for all truth, His creation also provides us a window to glimpse His creativity, wisdom and beauty.

  • Overview

  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in biology prepares you for a range of careers and graduate programs.

    • Biological field technician
    • Educator at a local, state or national park
    • Technician services


    STEM majors are changing the world. Get our STEM career guide and see where you might fit.

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    Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.

  • Global Internships

    100% of our traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this real-world experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical skills for career success.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Howard Christensen Nature Center
    • Humane Society of West Michigan
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service—Huron-Manistee National Forests

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Boehringer Ingelheim
    • Kalamazoo County Human Services Department
    • National Cancer Institute
    • Pfizer
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture