Trusted vocational preparation.

Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies division graduates excel as service-oriented, character-driven leaders in our world for Christ. As a result, they advance as caring, wise and spiritually grounded professionals in their respective spheres of influence.

Relevant Academic Training

PGS' academic programs for adult learners reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.

The Associate of Science in Human Services curriculum and course work requirements are designed to enable you to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of human services.
    • Describe the core theories and major terminology relevant to the study of human services.
    • Apply principles from human services in solving problems.
    • Demonstrate the use of ethical decision-making in human services.
    • Articulate the current issues related to the field of human services.
  • Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life problems through both individual and group effort.
    • Demonstrate professional skills appropriate to the degree program.
    • Analyze at least one concept from the field of human services in light of a problem outside of the classroom.
    • Provide evidence of the ability to collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives.
    • Exhibit communication skills including written, oral and digital technology forms.
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues. This will include issues related to understanding diversity and developing cultural awareness in human services professions.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues. In particular, you will demonstrate understanding of the integration of Christian worldview and human services.

Educational Effectiveness*

We place a high value on our responsibility to deliver on the promise to provide excellence in adult education. With degrees customized to serve working adults as they balance family, faith, work and personal growth, our expert faculty help ensure you receive the relevant training and practical experience you need to flourish in your career.

Degree Completion

  • 43% of students in associate degree programs graduate with their degree.

Vocational Outcomes

  • 94% of alumni believe that their education prepared them for the demands of their vocational life.
  • 94% of associate degree program graduates are employed, continuing their education, serving in the military or giving back to their communities through volunteer roles.

*This data was taken from the results of a variety of surveys and other evaluative instruments administered in recent years at PGS.