Behavioral research matters.

Psychology is a discipline that has applicability in nearly every profession. Many psychology majors continue on to graduate school in preparation 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 psychological science and practice, Cornerstone University offers program concentrations in the following fields:

Program Distinctions

  • Faculty hold 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
  • 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 psychological science and practice 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.

    • 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
  • 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.

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