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.

  • Overview

  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in biology prepares you for a variety of career options and graduate-level programs.

    For example, this includes jobs as a:

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

    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.

  • Real-World Experience

    Here, 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this hands-on opportunity helps you explore your vocation and gain the practical experience necessary for career success.

    With support from campus resources such as the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students have landed internships at organizations such as:

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

    Marketable Expertise

    Cornerstone graduates are influencers in their work, neighborhoods and world for Christ. You can find them building lives that matter in West Michigan and countries around the world.

    Because of their broad knowledge base, major-specific skills and servant leadership qualities, our alumni have contributed value to teams at:

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