Knowledge within a framework of faith.

The B.S. Biology—Pre-Med major is designed for students who have a God-given aptitude in math and science and a passion to help relieve the suffering of God's image bearers. We strive to provide students the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need to successfully pursue advanced education toward medical degrees. Our aim is to foster the growth of our students mentally, emotionally, and spiritually so that they are fully equipped to offer their best possible service to God and His people.

Program Distinctives

Cornerstone is unique in that not only will you receive a solid academic preparation for your professional education, but you will be taught from a biblically Christian worldview. We have a proven track record of giving students what they need not only to get into medical school, but to succeed once they get there. More importantly, our graduates' scientific knowledge is built on the solid foundation of the Word of God so that their faith is built up along with their minds.  Lots of schools around the country can provide a pre-med education for the mind; Cornerstone is unique in using God's Word to prepare your heart as well.

  • Overview

  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in pre-medical studies prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Industrial laboratory technician
    • Researcher


    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.

    • Cherry Valley Family Physicians
    • Metro Health—University of Michigan Health
    • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
    • Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center
    • The McCahill Group

    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.

    • Heartland Health Care Center—Grand Rapids
    • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
    • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Metro Health Hospital
    • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
    • Trinity Senior Living
  • Job and Graduate School Placement Rate

    100%

    of our traditional undergraduate pre-med majors from the class of 2016 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Where Our Alumni Attend Graduate School

    • Central Michigan College of Medicine
    • Grand Valley State University
    • Georgia State University
    • Lake Erie Medical School
    • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine
    • Ohio State University
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Michigan