Prepared with Knowledge and Experience.

The biology major at CU 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.

What can I do with a major in Biology?

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.

Where are internships and partnerships are available for students in the Biology Program?

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.

What are graduates of the Biology program doing now?

Cornerstone Biology alumni are working in vet clinics, as biological technicians, in laboratories, with drug companies and in many more positions.

Bog Walk

Professor Gates takes frequent trips into the boglands of Michigan with students. This is a lab where students get the chance to experience God’s creation up close - very, very close.

Biology Trips

Professor Raymond Gates began leading biology trips with CU students many years ago. Florida, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon are all places visited by KSM students in the past:

Who can I contact for more information on a major in Biology?