Pre-Professional StudiesThrough a cooperative arrangement with Cornerstone University, students pursuing a degree in Biology with an Health Science/Pre-Professional emphasis will be provided with the fundamental knowledge, experience and analytical ability to successfully pursue further education toward a profession in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or other related fields.
Since entry into these career fields is very selective and the graduate work very challenging, emphasis is placed on preparing the student for these rigors through an intense academic program that is balanced with a Christian worldview so that both the mind and the spirit are built up in the Faith.
Students satisfying the program requirements will receive a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from GBC and a Bachelor of Science from Cornerstone University. Requirements for admission to this program are rigorous. The Pre-Professional program is intended for students who have taken a college prep program heavy in math and science while in high school. A 3.5 GPA and 25 composite on the ACT are needed to enroll in this program.
Students will complete a variety of courses in Zoology, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, Evolution and Origins, Molecular Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics. This is in addition to completing Grace Bible College’s core curriculum that includes earning a major in Bible and Theology.
Most students who complete this major will pursue graduate education in one of the medical professions. Because of the rigor of the program, students are also well prepared for work in laboratory settings or other health care professions.