Behavioral research matters.

Psychology is a discipline that has applicability in nearly every profession. Many psychology majors go on to graduate school to prepare for careers in counseling within private practices, agencies, schools and hospitals. Others who pursue advanced study in psychology go on to work as mental health consultants, professors, researchers and administrators. Due to students' preparation in understanding and working with diverse people, a psychology background is also appealing to employers in diverse areas such as professional ministry, medicine/health care, business (such as human resources and marketing) and nonprofit work.

In addition to general psychology, Cornerstone University offers program concentrations in the following fields:

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, Minor
    • 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.

    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:

    • D.A. Blodgett—St. John's
    • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
    • Pregnancy Resource Center
    • West Michigan Refugee Education Center
    • West Michigan Youth for Christ
  • 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:

    • Kent County Juvenile Detention Center
    • Meier Clinics
    • Pediatric Psychologists of West Michigan
    • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
    • Wedgwood Christian Services

    Graduate Education

    Cornerstone University graduates have received consistent placements in psychology and related graduate programs at institutions including:

    • Central Michigan University
    • Michigan State University
    • Spring Arbor University
    • University of Michigan
    • Western Michigan University
    • Wheaton College