Flourishing matters.

Accompanying Cornerstone University's major in psychology, the child and adolescent services emphasis readies you to work in a variety of human service roles focusing on children, adolescents and families. Your course work and related experiences will focus on child and adolescent development, creative therapeutic approaches for children and families and the contexts that impact children and adolescents.

If you desire to work with children, adolescents and families in agency, counseling and ministry settings, consider adding this emphasis to your program of study.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Social Science
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    An emphasis in Child and Adolescent Services will prepare you for entry-level human services work. In addition, the emphasis will prepare you for opportunities to complete graduate work in psychology, child and adolescent development, counseling, family and child ecology, and related disciplines. You could serve in settings such as:

    • Youth residential treatment programs
    • School-based intervention services
    • Adoption agencies
    • Crisis pregnancy centers
    • Child and family ministries
    • Other child and adolescent service settings

    Program 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 psychology major with a child and adolescent services concentration.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • MOKA
    • Starlight Ministries

    Social Science Division Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate social science 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, 100 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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