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 Opportunities

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

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

    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 marriage and family studies 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.

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

    Social Science Division Student Outcomes

    96%

    of traditional undergraduate social science students from the class of 2018 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, 89 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.

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

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.

For seven reasons on why a four-year, liberal arts Christian college is a great choice and wise investment, download our guide.

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