Form matters.

Majoring in literature at Cornerstone University means you will graduate equipped to mindfully interpret and respond to written narratives. Through exercises in reading, writing and peer discussion, you will develop your ability to design, express and evaluate literature through a Christ-centered perspective and explore ideas about the human experience.

Our program trains you as an effective communicator able to identify how humanity is reflected in words and stories, and what they reveal about moral choices and related implications.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Humanities Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in literature prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Archivist
    • Editor
    • Educator
    • Narrator
    • Paralegal

    Relevant Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a literature major.

  • Humanities Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate humanities students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 50 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Baker Publishing Group
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Mission Network News
    • NorthPointe Christian High School
    • On the Map Marketing, Inc.
    • Our Daily Bread Ministries