Knowledge within a framework of faith.

The world needs highly trained and deeply caring health professionals. Cornerstone University's B.S. Biology: Pre-Med major is designed for students who have an aptitude in math and science and a passion to provide quality health care. What you learn here—whether you're memorizing chemical elements or studying global culture—will provide you with a professional, Christ-centered foundation for practicing medicine. Many schools around the country can provide a pre-med education for the mind; Cornerstone uses God's Word to prepare your heart as well.

We have a proven track record of giving students what they need not only to get into graduate school but to succeed once they get there. More importantly, our graduates' scientific knowledge is built on the solid foundation of God's Word. Explore the experiences available to you as a pre-med student at Cornerstone.

  • 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
    • Anesthesiologist
    • Audiologist
    • Health educator
    • Medical school graduate student

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a pre-med major.

  • Pre-Med or Pre-Physician's Assistant?

    You're choosing a major with your future career in mind. If you're deciding between a career as a medical doctor or as a physician's assistant, there are a few factors to consider:

    • Physician's assistants work in a more team-oriented role as their work is overseen by a medical doctor.
    • A medical degree often requires more years of educational and clinical training.
    • Both roles perform many of the same tasks, such as examining patients, making diagnoses and writing prescriptions.

    STEM Student Outcomes

    85%

    of traditional undergraduate STEM students from the class of 2018 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 92 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • 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.

    • Centria Healthcare
    • 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

    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
  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    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

Career Guide for STEM Majors

Graduates of STEM programs are changing the world. To learn more about why you should consider a pre-medical major and what you can do with a STEM degree, get our STEM-specific career guide.

Download the Guide