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Students in Cornerstone University's Bachelor of Science in Psychology program develop leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as best practices in psychology within a Christian framework. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a 46 credit-hour program that students can expect to complete in 20-22 months.

  • Overview

    • School: Adult & Graduate Studies
    • Division: Social Science
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
    • Format: Onsite, Online
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
  • Quick Facts

    • Program Length: 20-22 months
    • Delivery Format: Onsite and online
      • Accelerated cohort model
      • Flexible, convenient learning options
      • On-site courses meet 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    • Total Program Credit Hours: 46
    • Program Start Date: Cohorts begin periodically throughout the year. Speak with an enrollment counselor today to learn more.
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission


    • New Skills and Proficiencies: Your program will prepare you to analyze and resolve human service needs for diverse populations, equipping you with an emphasis on the universal applicability of the discipline of psychology.
    • Career Opportunities: Psychiatric technician, child care worker, social worker, mental health worker, child and family ministry leader, case management and rehabilitation specialist, volunteer services coordinator and other positions in human services organizations
  • Admission Requirements

    • Application ($25 fee)
    • Minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience since high school
    • Minimum of 56 transferable, college-level credit hours from an accredited institution
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Send a completed transcript release form for each college you've attended to the PGS enrollment team, and we'll request your transcripts!
    • CLEP and DANTES transcripts (if applicable)
    • Copy of official military transcripts (if applicable)

    English Language Proficiency

    If your primary language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

    For admission to Cornerstone's Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program, you must achieve one of the following minimum scores:

    • Paper-based TOEFL test: 550
    • Computer-based TOEFL test: 213
    • Internet-based TOEFL test: 79-80
    • Minimum IELTS score: 6.5
  • Tuition Costs and Financing

    A college degree is an investment. To understand the total estimated cost for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, review a breakdown of expenses:

    • Application Fee: $25
    • Tuition Cost: $410 per credit hour
    • Technology Fee: $40 per course
    • Resource Fee: $125 per course
    • Reservation Fee: $30
    • Total Estimated Cost: $21,390

    Cornerstone University's commitment to offer you a competitively priced degree means that we partner with you to ensure its affordability. Preview our step-by-step financial aid checklist.

    Graduate Degree Programs

    Earning your next degree is attainable.

    Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology alumni regularly gain admission to graduate-level programs in related fields such as psychology and social work.

    Upon completion of your B.S. in Psychology degree, there are several master's programs available to you at Cornerstone: 

Program Courses and Catalog

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree requires completion of the following courses:

  • Principles of Self-Management (IDS-302) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Professional Writing (ENG-119) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Professional Communication (COM-211) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Introduction to Psychological Theories, History and Systems (PSY-241) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Christian Foundations in Psychology: Issues and Ethics (IDS-402) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Multicultural Counseling (PSY-332) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Life Span Development Psychology (PSY-335) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Research Methodology and Statistics (PSY-354) — 4 credit hours, 8 weeks
  • Psychopathology (PSY-423) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Physiological Psychology (PSY-441) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Introduction to Relationships in Psychology (PSY-446) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Theories in Counseling (PSY-421) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Current Trends and Specialties in Psychology (PSY-447) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Techniques in Counseling (PSY-452) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks
  • Psychology Capstone (PSY-455) — 3 credit hours, 5 weeks

View the 2017-18 Professional & Graduate Studies Undergraduate Academic catalog for graduation requirements and course descriptions

Your Next Step

Join a cohort of working professionals on the path toward your undergraduate degree and career advancement. To begin, submit your application now or schedule an appointment with an enrollment counselor.

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