With a major in accounting, you will be prepared to seek licensing as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Refining your skills in analysis and problem solving, you will graduate equipped to make ethical, sound decisions and to contribute to the growth and development of both individuals and organizations.
This program focuses on Mediterranean antiquity, including studies of ancient Judaism, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the early church. It combines the depth of multiple academic disciplines such as languages, linguistics, history, philosophy, and religious studies.
Audio production allows you to tell stories through practical and creative uses of sound. Cornerstone stands at the forefront of enabling students to influence the airwaves of our culture through numerous interesting forms.
This program stresses the literary and historical studies that illuminate the biblical text. Dedicated faculty equip our students with the tools to help them embark on a life-long discovery of faith and truth.
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.
A degree in Biology for Secondary Education prepares students to teach biology, anatomy and physiology or other life-science courses in a high school classroom, so that their students can have a greater understanding of the miracle of life and an appreciation for the complex interactions of all living things.
Broadcast Communication is such an exciting field, combining television and radio on-air performance with opportunities for on-screen acting, motivational speaking, talk show hosting, sportscasting, and more!
A degree in Business Administration equips you with the abilities and skills to be a proactive leader. The economy is rapidly changing and there are new opportunities every day for those who show leadership knowledge. Cornerstone sets students up to graduate with the competencies that future employers seek.
An emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation prepares you to transition into a clinical exercise science setting. Designed to train you to serve patients who have experienced a heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, or are at risk for such an event, cardiac rehabilitation is a hospital-supported rehabilitation program.
Upon successful completion of student teaching and passing the Communication Arts certification test, graduates could teach communication arts courses at the middle secondary school level such as Speech, Debate, News/broadcasting, Media, Communications, Public speaking, Oral interpretation, Forensics, Journalism, Yearbook or School newspaper.
Structured as an interdisciplinary major, Community Health will enable you to study problems of health and collaborate with members of the community to both develop and implement strategies to improve their health.
A major in Computer Information Systems prepares you to translate information concepts into viable business solutions, addressing organizational concerns and dynamics.
The Creative Writing program introduces students to the whole process of writing. We provide a wide range of courses – from creative endeavors to genre-specific writing courses such as poetry writing, creative non-fiction and fiction writing.
A major in digital media combines your interests in variety, creativity, and experimentation, issuing practical applications of these skills across multiple communication channels.
The Early Childhood Education program provides a student with two options: a ZS endorsement or an Associate of Arts degree. For the ZS endorsement, a student will earn a minor which will then lead to the Early Childhood Endorsement on the Elementary Teaching Certificate in the State of Michigan.
Economics prepares you to discern and apply unchanging biblical principles in the context of a rapidly changing world. The continual evolution of organizational structures, development of international financial policies, and implications of current valuations of currencies around the world illustrate the conceptual and practical components that you will contribute to and address as a student of the field.
The English for Secondary Education program seeks to introduce students to the important literature of world culture with an aim of developing them into effective teachers who can understand moral choices and can design, express, interpret and evaluate written literature in light of a Christian worldview.
Many environmental biology programs give you great theory in the classroom, but getting into the field is the best teacher! With West Michigan as our backyard and excellent natural locations nearby, we study nature up close: sand dunes, forests, Lake Michigan, inland lakes, streams and wetlands.
Students in the exercise science major complete a rich curriculum with courses addressing anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, measurement and evaluation, exercise prescription, injury prevention, nutrition and field internships.
Through a multi-skilled, generalist philosophy of film and video production, you'll learn the breadth of filmmaking and choose one area to study in depth, experiencing story from construction, idea generation and development, through image and sound capture, to the post-production reconstruction of the story in visual and audio editing.
As a Finance Major, students will explore topics such as financial statement analysis, budgeting, tax issues, restructuring, reengineering, and current topics in financial management.
A major in Health Communication equips you to become a compassionate communicator with the academic and professional skills to inform and influence individuals' health-related attitudes and behaviors in order to promote human flourishing.
As a history major, you will study the past with the aim of understanding the future. Historical inquiry scrutinizes human action and belief, for better or worse. It seeks to understand the forces and trends that shaped events and actions.
History can be used as a double major, supplementing any other major by providing a historical perspective and research skills. Broadly trained and enlightened students have the basic skills for success in almost any imaginable vocation. In particular, students develop skills in research, critical thinking and writing.
The integrated comprehensive science major provides the broadest preparation for teaching physical, earth/space and biological science courses.
The integrated science for elementary teachers major provides a solid foundation for teaching physical and biological science courses.
The integrated science for secondary teachers major provides a solid foundation for teaching physical and biological science courses.
A major in International Business prepares you for all aspects of a business in light of a global economy: finance, marketing, management, and accounting. Your studies will equip you with the knowledge of cultural protocols and trade laws. Courses will prepare you to serve effectively as a business expert in a global business world, while integrating faith with learning in a professional atmosphere.
Journalism prepares you to translate interviews, opinions, and reviews into persuasive, cogent articles and essays. As a journalism student, you'll practice skills related to gathering and evaluating content, learning to write for a variety of communication channels.
A major in Linguistics offers ample opportunity to continue your education in foreign languages or linguistics. In January 2015, Online Christian Colleges ranked Cornerstone University as one of 20 best schools for Linguistics.
Graduating equipped with knowledge of critical theory in literature, you will extend your abilities as a reader and writer, sharpening your skills to interpret and respond to both familiar and new texts. Pairing your interests in eloquent, meaningful words and written texts, a major in literature will allow you to develop your ability to read and write as an effective, ethically responsible communicator.
A major in management will prepare you for servant leadership at the human, material and financial level. Graduate with skills in innovation, creativity, problem solving, and operations to make yourself as marketable as possible.
The Marketing Major at Cornerstone University gives students an understanding of what consumers value and strategically planning ways to meet their market’s needs.
The mathematics major provides a solid foundation in the discipline and prepares students for work in a variety of fields. Highly developed logic and problem solving skills make mathematics graduates attractive candidates for many business and government positions.
Mathematics for Secondary Teachers provides a route to Michigan certification to teach mathematics in a high school classroom. There is a significant and growing shortage of mathematics teachers in Michigan and across the nation. Teachers certified by the State of Michigan in mathematics and science are highly respected professionals and are sought-after by schools throughout the nation.
A degree in Music is designed for those students wishing to combine music with another discipline or to pursue private applied teaching of elementary through intermediate level students.
The Non-Profit Administration major prepares you to enter the workforce in industries such as community services, human services, fundraising, foundation work, or Peace Corps work.
The B.Mus. is a professional degree program containing two-thirds music coursework and one-third general studies.
With our Philosophy major, you'll cultivate skills in critical thinking, moral reflection and intellectual dialogue, developing a distinctly Christian approach to philosophy and ability to engage in the intellectual spirits of the age. Extend your interest in the life of the mind by exploring and interacting with the development of philosophical tradition from the basis of a Christian worldview.
A major in Photography assists you with developing the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to construct digital photographs and to prepare images for print publications and distribution on the web. As a graduate, you will demonstrate essential skills in the discipline, refine your ability to effectively communicate, connect your strengths to your vocation, understand approaches to engage your professional culture responsibly and ethically, and contribute to God's redemptive purposes in the world through your profession.
Students who major in Physical Education may teach any grade in that discipline. There are many opportunities outside of the classroom as well such as home school organizations who request a certified Physical Education teacher. Other areas may include: fitness centers, specific classes in community education, camp organization and general recreation departments.
The B.S. Biology—Pre-Dental major is designed for students who have a God-given aptitude in math and science and a passion to care for the dental health needs of God's image bearers.
An emphasis in pre-occupational therapy prepares you for entrance into competitive graduate degree programs in occupational therapy, equipping you with foundational knowledge you'll build upon as you learn methods to empower patients and clients in attaining the ability to complete their day-to-day tasks with ease.
A concentration in physical therapy allows you to bridge knowledge of human anatomy and the physiological changes that occur while exercising to introductory knowledge of techniques and practices utilized to address injuries and restore range of motion.
The B.S. Biology—Pre-Veterinary major is designed for students who have a God-given aptitude in math and science and a passion to provide health care for God's creatures.
A degree in public relations prepares you to integrate theories and techniques of communication with practical business skills. Learn how to communicate the message of an organization to customers, vendors, shareholders, and government departments.
Social Work is a profession devoted to helping people function the best they can in their environment. With a major in Social Work, you'll graduate with confidence to engage diverse populations in both local and global settings, gaining an enriched perspective of the global church and growing as a student alongside members of the campus community.
As a student in the Spanish program, you will immerse yourself in the language throughout the entirety of your degree coursework and as a resident in the vibrant, culturally diverse city of Grand Rapids. Taking a communicative approach, you will receive all course instruction for your major in Spanish, having ample opportunities to practice the language in the context of discussions on a range of academic topics and concepts and graduating with increased cultural competency.
With a degree in Spanish for Elementary Education, you will graduate equipped to teach Spanish in an elementary classroom.
There are a number of positions in the sports business that don’t require sweating. Students will learn that it’s much more about a series of conversations first, and then how it applies to sports, and how it all fits into society.
Strategic Communication is a rapidly-growing field, combining the enjoyment of interpersonal, group and public speaking with the thoughtful, significant activity of representing a company, non-profit organization, or ministry with their various audiences in mind!
Cornerstone University offers TESOL instruction leading to Michigan Teacher Certification. It is a minor program, which means that the student will also major or minor in another academic area in addition to TESOL. Or, you can choose an Associate of Arts degree track.
The Worship Arts program synthesizes three strands of study at Cornerstone University - music, bible and media. This program affords you the opportunity to become well-equipped for fruitful ministry in the local church and grow as a skilled musician and leader.