Relationships matter.

Cornerstone University's degree in psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family studies prepares you to impact our community by working with individuals and families to build lasting marriages and raise Godly children. As a student, you will develop the leadership skills and compassion to engage with diverse people in various seasons of life. You will graduate ready to engage with others about complex relationships and guide them toward solutions.

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


    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.

  • 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