Messages matter.

Cornerstone University's publishing major prepares you to be an instrumental part of bringing written words to life. The publishing and editing industry is the catalyst between writer and reader. Our program is designed to develop your communication skills so you have the tools to edit, analyze and distribute messages with thoughtfulness and accuracy. In this way, you will learn how to use your knowledge and expertise to influence the world for Christ.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Humanities
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids

    Career Opportunities

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

    • Copy editor
    • Editorial assistant
    • Media relations
    • Promotion specialist
    • Publicity manager
    • Technical writer
  • 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 publishing major.

    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.

    • Baker Publishing
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Oakland Press
    • Rockford Squire Newspaper
    • Women At Risk, International
  • Humanities Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate humanities 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, 50 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

    Is this major for me?

    Students interested in grammar, editing and the process of marketing and delivering messages should consider a major in publishing. The industry requires detail-oriented professionals able to work independently and collaboratively. The ability to meet strict deadlines and manage client relations are also key aspects for publishing professionals.

    You can find CU graduates applying their skills and values to their work at places like Baker Publishing Group.

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.

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