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B.S. in Pre-PharmacyTreatment for the Body
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The world needs driven and compassionate pharmaceutical professionals who work tirelessly to develop and prescribe vital medication to patients around the world. As a pre-pharmacy major, you will be prepared to continue your education at a top-tier medical school and hone your skills in science, mathematics and biology.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science


  • On-Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids

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The medical field is a growing and thriving industry. It takes grit and determination to complete a medical degree and work long hours to diagnose and treat patients. At Cornerstone University, we believe your endeavors are worth it. With dedicated professors and driven peers, you will be challenged both inside and outside the classroom to live out your calling and faith.

Our graduates go on to become dedicated medical professionals with a passion for whole-person care and Kingdom work in everything they do. As a pre-pharmaceutical major, you will learn everything you need to know to become a future pharmaceutical professional while also growing your faith in our thriving community.


The pharmaceutical industry is growing and expanding every year. Take a look at some of the opportunities available to you in the medical field.


  • Researcher
  • Health educator
  • Industrial laboratory technician
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Pharmacy school graduate student


As a Cornerstone student, you will take part in an internship or practicum related to your program and gain valuable experience while working toward your degree.


Of KSEM graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Features and
Learning Outcomes

The pre-pharmacy program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Graduate School

Our Science & Kinesiology Division students receive admission to respected graduate schools, including the esteemed institutions listed below.

  • Central Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Lake Erie Medical School
  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan

Learning Outcomes

The pre-pharmacy program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas.

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills needed to advance into graduate professional programs.

  • Explain terminology, theories, concepts and practices in the life sciences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use fundamental concepts in mathematics and physical sciences in preparation for success in their graduate professional program.

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge and ethics to practical issues and research-based problems in a rapidly changing world.

  • Apply competently theories and concepts learned in practical work settings.
  • Synthesize new knowledge by using research, reading and discussion, applying this knowledge to address issues in human health.

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

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I thought I had my plan figured out, but Cornerstone showed me I was capable of more. I learned that true dedication means finding satisfaction in hard work because, through your career and your service, someone will be blessed.

Ciara Wilke (’17)


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Related Programs

The Science & Kinesiology Division at Cornerstone offers several pre-medical programs. Take a look at some of the other programs available.

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