Preparing skilled helping professionals.

An undergraduate degree in Counseling at Cornerstone University equips you to influence the world for Christ by supporting and encouraging the health and development of children, adults and families in a variety of workplace and ministry environments. As a student, you'll examine, explore, and critique psychological ideas, theories and applications from a Christian perspective. In addition, you'll apply what you learn in the classroom through practical work, volunteer, internship and professional experiences throughout West Michigan.

Program Distinctives

  • Faculty with decades of experience in counseling, school-based practice, and research.
  • Students complete an original research project and APA research paper, with the opportunity to present at local, state and national conferences.
  • Students from our program consistently score above the 90th percentile on the Major Field Assessment Test, a national standardized test of psychology majors in all different types of college and university settings.
  • Overview

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

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.

    Global Internships

    100% of our traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this real-world experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical skills for career success.

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

    • Bethany Christian Services
    • DeVos Children's Hospital
    • Grand Rapids Children's Museum
    • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
    • Wedgwood Christian Services
  • 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.

    • Bucknell University Counseling Center
    • Kent County Juvenile Detention Center
    • Meier Clinics-Chicago
    • Pediatric Psychologists of West Michigan

    Where Our Alumni Attend Graduate School

    Our Social Science Division students receive admission to respected graduate schools.

    • Central Michigan University
    • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
    • Michigan State University
    • Spring Arbor University
    • University of Michigan
    • Western Michigan University
    • Wheaton College