Relationships matter.

A degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Studies prepares you to participate in impacting our community by building lasting marriages, raising Godly children and influencing our culture where God restores individuals and families.

An emphasis in Marriage and Family Studies major prepares students for a wide range of careers in human services, marriage and family counseling, community and public health agencies, as well as church and parachurch organizations.

  • Overview

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

    • Adoption counselor
    • Case manager
    • Group home manager
    • Parent educator
    • Substance abuse counselor

    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.

  • Real-World Experience

    Here, 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this hands-on opportunity helps you explore your vocation and gain the practical experience necessary for career success.

    With support from campus resources such as the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students have landed internships at organizations such as:

    • Alpha Women's Center
    • Bethany Christian Services
    • Lutheran Child and Family Services
    • Pregnancy Resource Center
    • Wedgwood Christian Services

    Marketable Expertise

    Cornerstone graduates are influencers in their work, neighborhoods and world for Christ. You can find them building lives that matter in West Michigan and countries around the world.

    Because of their broad knowledge base, major-specific skills and servant leadership qualities, they've contributed value to teams at:

    • David's House Ministries
    • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
    • Reliant Mission
    • State of Michigan