The Associate of Science in Business Studies is an introductory level academic program designed to teach students basic business and management knowledge, skills, and abilities for the purpose of adding value to their careers in various occupational roles. The program integrates theory with practice and emphasizes written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, along with interpersonal skills and self-reflection, to better prepare 21st-century workers in a globalized marketplace.
The Associate of Science in Human Services is an introductory level academic program designed to teach students how to meet human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving overall quality of life of service populations. Developed through discussion and collaboration with human service leaders, the program integrates theory with practice through field-based experiences.
With a major in accounting, you will be prepared to seek licensing as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Refining your skills in analysis and problem solving, you will graduate equipped to make ethical, sound decisions and to contribute to the growth and development of both individuals and organizations.
The Addictions Counseling cognate is comprised of three courses (nine credits) that are specifically designed to help prepare students for the academic requirements of the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) credential from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). This is a highly credible professional credential for Counselors.
Audio production allows you to tell stories through practical and creative uses of sound. Cornerstone stands at the forefront of enabling students to influence the airwaves of our culture through numerous interesting forms.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is an undergraduate level academic program designed to provide conceptual knowledge of the accounting discipline within a Christ-centered framework. Courses emphasize theoretical constructs and an ethical perspective for applying accounting principles within areas such as financial reporting and analysis, taxation, and auditing.
Students in Cornerstone University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program develop leadership, analytical, communication and problem-solving skills as well as knowledge of core business functions such as accounting, managerial economics, introductory data analysis, accounting, and financial management.
The Bachelor of Science in Management program focuses primarily on the application of concepts and theories to practice and includes the core management knowledge and skills of negotiation, conflict resolution, and human resources management. Students will develop leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills as well as business acumen within a Christian framework.
This is an upper-level interdisciplinary program designed for working professionals who are either employed or volunteer significant time in ministry, service or non-profit organizations. Students develop skills that will prepare them for the increasingly complex nature of leading and/or participating in these outreach organizations. Foundational biblical, theological and management principles are emphasized to enhance skills and develop the leader within.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program prepares students to analyze and resolve human service needs for a diverse and global population. By integrating faith, core knowledge and practical experience, the program emphasizes the universal applicability of the discipline of psychology.
This program stresses the literary and historical studies that illuminate the biblical text. Dedicated faculty equip our students with the tools to help them embark on a life-long discovery of faith and truth.
Take advantage of a Bible minor to combine with your degree program. By acquiring this minor, every student can enhance their ability to integrate their field of study with the truth of God's word. This minor can also be used as a second minor with any B.A. program.
The biology major at CU provides a well-rounded knowledge, experience and analytical base to enable students to successfully pursue careers or further education in related fields. Course offerings allow students to pursue a wide variety of biological interests in preparation for a career or graduate school.
A degree in Biology for Secondary Education prepares students to teach biology, anatomy and physiology or other life-science courses in a high school classroom, so that their students can have a greater understanding of the miracle of life and an appreciation for the complex interactions of all living things.
Broadcast Communication is such an exciting field, combining television and radio on-air performance with opportunities for on-screen acting, motivational speaking, talk show hosting, sportscasting, and more!
A degree in Business Administration equips you with the abilities and skills to be a proactive leader. The economy is rapidly changing and there are new opportunities every day for those who show leadership knowledge. Cornerstone sets students up to graduate with the competencies that future employers seek.
An emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation prepares you to transition into a clinical exercise science setting. Designed to train you to serve patients who have experienced a heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, or are at risk for such an event, cardiac rehabilitation is a hospital-supported rehabilitation program.
Choosing a minor in Chemistry will bolster your academic prowess as you step into many science, math or kinesiological fields.
Accompanying a major in Psychology, the Child and Adolescent Services emphasis will equip you to work in a variety of human service roles focusing on children, adolescents and families.
A minor in Coaching can complement a spectrum of degree programs, training you to lead a team with precision, technique, skill, and attentiveness. Applying lessons and models from your experiences as an athlete, you'll accumulate field hours for your practicum under the direction of an area head coach.
Upon successful completion of student teaching and passing the Communication Arts certification test, graduates could teach communication arts courses at the middle secondary school level such as Speech, Debate, News/broadcasting, Media, Communications, Public speaking, Oral interpretation, Forensics, Journalism, Yearbook or School newspaper.
When you study Communication at Cornerstone, you develop relational and critical thinking skills that give you a competitive edge as you prepare for communication-related occupations and ministries. You’ll focus on building relationships and communities in a way that honors Christ and serves others.
Structured as an interdisciplinary major, Community Health will enable you to study problems of health and collaborate with members of the community to both develop and implement strategies to improve their health.
A major in Computer Information Systems prepares you to translate information concepts into viable business solutions, addressing organizational concerns and dynamics.
An undergraduate degree in Counseling equips you to influence the world for Christ by supporting and encouraging the health and development of children, adults and families in a variety of workplace and ministry environments.
The Creative Writing program introduces students to the whole process of writing. We provide a wide range of courses – from creative endeavors to genre-specific writing courses such as poetry writing, creative non-fiction and fiction writing.
Providing a curriculum that is both theoretically sound and pragmatic, a minor in Creativity and Innovation will help you discover your vital role as a creative cultivator and serve as an ideal complement to enhance your life, talents, and career.
A major in digital media combines your interests in variety, creativity, and experimentation, issuing practical applications of these skills across multiple communication channels.
The Early Childhood Education program provides a student with two options: a ZS endorsement or an Associate of Arts degree. For the ZS endorsement, a student will earn a minor which will then lead to the Early Childhood Endorsement on the Elementary Teaching Certificate in the State of Michigan.
Economics prepares you to discern and apply unchanging biblical principles in the context of a rapidly changing world. The continual evolution of organizational structures, development of international financial policies, and implications of current valuations of currencies around the world illustrate the conceptual and practical components that you will contribute to and address as a student of the field.
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership and Development is focused on supporting your growth as an effective leader. Whether your career is in business, ministry, non-profit leadership, higher education, or K-12 education, this program will enhance your ability to effectively lead organizations through evidence-based decision making.
The Educational Technology Endorsement is designed for those who would like to add another area of expertise to their initial teacher certification. This endorsement can be used to complete some of the requirements of the Master of Arts in Education degree.
A degree in an elementary education program will prepare you to guide and partner with students in the learning process. You'll gain hands-on experience as you employ various teaching methods and network with area educators.
A degree in an elementary education program will prepare you to guide and partner with students in the learning process. You'll gain hands-on experience as you employ various teaching methods and network with area educators.
The English for Secondary Education program seeks to introduce students to the important literature of world culture with an aim of developing them into effective teachers who can understand moral choices and can design, express, interpret and evaluate written literature in light of a Christian worldview.
Many environmental biology programs give you great theory in the classroom, but getting into the field is the best teacher! With West Michigan as our backyard and excellent natural locations nearby, we study nature up close: sand dunes, forests, Lake Michigan, inland lakes, streams and wetlands.
The ESL Endorsement program is a 22 credit-hour program designed for certified K-12 teachers who wish to earn an endorsement to teach ESL in a public school.
Students in the exercise science major complete a rich curriculum with courses addressing anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, measurement and evaluation, exercise prescription, injury prevention, nutrition and field internships.
Through a multi-skilled, generalist philosophy of film and video production, you'll learn the breadth of filmmaking and choose one area to study in depth, experiencing story from construction, idea generation and development, through image and sound capture, to the post-production reconstruction of the story in visual and audio editing.
As a Finance Major, students will explore topics such as financial statement analysis, budgeting, tax issues, restructuring, reengineering, and current topics in financial management.
By studying Greek, you will gain foundational skills to engage with the meaning of various New Testament documents. You'll delve into the history of the language, enhancing your personal study of the Bible.
A major in Health Communication equips you to become a compassionate communicator with the academic and professional skills to inform and influence individuals' health-related attitudes and behaviors in order to promote human flourishing.
As a history major, you will study the past with the aim of understanding the future. Historical inquiry scrutinizes human action and belief, for better or worse. It seeks to understand the forces and trends that shaped events and actions.
History can be used as a double major, supplementing any other major by providing a historical perspective and research skills. Broadly trained and enlightened students have the basic skills for success in almost any imaginable vocation. In particular, students develop skills in research, critical thinking and writing.
The integrated comprehensive science major provides the broadest preparation for teaching physical, earth/space and biological science courses.
The integrated science for elementary teachers major provides a solid foundation for teaching physical and biological science courses.
The integrated science for secondary teachers major provides a solid foundation for teaching physical and biological science courses.
The Intercultural Studies major develops ministry skills and provides in depth study of Scripture. You'll graduate prepared to live out the great commission as a disciple of Christ. Accompanied by a minor in Bible, you gain perspective on how to communicate the Biblical story, enabling you to minister in cross-cultural environments.
A major in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) allows you to design a customized academic program that meets your needs, laying the groundwork for a degree track that is built upon existing courses in two or more academic disciplines.
A major in International Business prepares you for all aspects of a business in light of a global economy: finance, marketing, management, and accounting. Your studies will equip you with the knowledge of cultural protocols and trade laws. Courses will prepare you to serve effectively as a business expert in a global business world, while integrating faith with learning in a professional atmosphere.
Music Education students are passionate about teaching young people and fostering their talent and interest in the musical arts.
The Language Arts Group major is designed to prepare Language Arts teachers for the elementary level. This program prepares teachers for the BX endorsement upon passing the Michigan State MTTC teacher’s exam and is for Teacher Education students who enjoy reading and writing and who desire to teach children at the elementary school level.
The learning disabilities major is designed to prepare individuals to teach students with learning disabilities at the elementary, intermediate or secondary levels.
A major in Linguistics offers ample opportunity to continue your education in foreign languages or linguistics. In January 2015, Online Christian Colleges ranked Cornerstone University as one of 20 best schools for Linguistics.
Graduating equipped with knowledge of critical theory in literature, you will extend your abilities as a reader and writer, sharpening your skills to interpret and respond to both familiar and new texts. Pairing your interests in eloquent, meaningful words and written texts, a major in literature will allow you to develop your ability to read and write as an effective, ethically responsible communicator.
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) will deepen your knowledge of the Bible and provide insights into the richness of the Biblical text. Learn from professors who are experts in the Old and New Testaments, have lived and studied in the land of Israel, and are published scholars. The program is 36 credits in length and can be completed in 2 years.
The Master of Arts in Christian Formation is designed to develop basic competencies essential to the study of the Bible and related theological literature, while also nurturing knowledge and skill development in the enactment of educational ministry leadership.
The Master of Arts in Counseling degree develops a student's competency in the skills essential to the practice of counseling, basic skills in biblical and theological interpretation, and the academic basis for state licensure. Upon completion of this program you will qualify for your Limited License as a Professional Counselor (LLPC).
Prepare for a career as a licensed counselor. The Master of Arts in Counseling degree develops the essential skills for the practice of counseling combined with an emphasis on biblical studies and theology. Upon completion of this program you will qualify for your Limited License as a Professional Counselor (LLPC).
Designed primarily for working educators, this program prepares educators to write curricula, instruct and assess students, utilize technology and motivate today's diverse student population. The emphasis is on a high degree of personal involvement in the students' learning process. The program also explores issues such as leadership, pedagogy and differentiated instruction with the goal of integrating faith and learning.
Focusing on the specific needs of today's administrators, this program explores development materials, resources, strategies and solutions in the context of school administration. Course work integrates faith and learning while emphasizing current issues related to leadership, supervision, finance, assessment, law and program development.
This program is designed to help today's educators meet the updated seventh standard as well as develop a higher level of technology literacy. Course work integrates faith and learning to facilitate the exploration of hot-button education issues relating to technology, leadership, values, pedagogy and differentiated instruction within the K-12 system.
The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree develops a student’s basic competencies in the study of biblical and theological literature and provides foundational knowledge concerning ministry leadership while allowing students the opportunity to customize a significant portion of their program.
Whether you serve God in full-time ministry, seek to move into full-time ministry, or simply want to further your education, the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree can further prepare you for ministry service. This 36-credit program can be completed in 2 years and provides a foundation in Biblical study, theological education, and advanced ministry training.
Advance as an influencer in your organization. Learn to implement practical, research-based solutions for workplace problems. And graduate prepared to lead people in diverse organizational environments and manage additional supervisory responsibilities.
This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English in local and international cross-cultural settings. Course work emphasizes the practical aspects of teaching and ministry from both local and global perspectives.
A major in management will prepare you for servant leadership at the human, material and financial level. Graduate with skills in innovation, creativity, problem solving, and operations to make yourself as marketable as possible.
The Marketing Major at Cornerstone University gives students an understanding of what consumers value and strategically planning ways to meet their market’s needs.
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 advanced degree in business positions you to lead as an influencer in the global marketplace. Whether you aim to excel as an entrepreneur or manage a team of professionals, our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program equips you with a broader view of the world.
The Master of Divinity degree is the historical standard in academic preparation for both vocational ministry and advanced theological study. We designed our program to develop essential biblical and theological competencies in leaders of congregations and other ministries.
The Master of Theology (ThM) is available on a limited basis to students who have earned a Master of Divinity degree or a Master of Arts degree in the relevant theological discipline. The development of mastery and competency in the selected major field is the primary purpose of this program.
The mathematics major provides a solid foundation in the discipline and prepares students for work in a variety of fields. Highly developed logic and problem solving skills make mathematics graduates attractive candidates for many business and government positions.
Mathematics for Secondary Teachers provides a route to Michigan certification to teach mathematics in a high school classroom. There is a significant and growing shortage of mathematics teachers in Michigan and across the nation. Teachers certified by the State of Michigan in mathematics and science are highly respected professionals and are sought-after by schools throughout the nation.
The Ministry Program recognizes the need for specialization and allows each student to focus on a particular ministry interest. Therefore, students choose a specific ministry emphasis where all their coursework and projects will be directed. In a time where there is yearning for both tradition and innovation, we think our primary responsibility is to help prepare the next generation of students for engaging the postmodern culture as competent, caring, and creative individuals.
The Missions Aviation program is a Biblical Studies degree with a concentration in Missions Aviation. Students enrolled in this program are prepared academically to engage with missions organizations that employ missionary aviators.
A degree in Music is designed for those students wishing to combine music with another discipline or to pursue private applied teaching of elementary through intermediate level students.
The Non-Profit Administration major prepares you to enter the workforce in industries such as community services, human services, fundraising, foundation work, or Peace Corps work.
The nursing program builds on your strengths to selflessly advocate for others. It trains you to manage patient information, process quick decisions and communicate scientific concepts with accessible language. It encourages you to offer hope at each stage of the healing process. And it equips you to excel as a compassionate, competent health care professional.
The B.Mus. is a professional degree program containing two-thirds music coursework and one-third general studies.
A professional performance degree allows students to specialize in commercial and contemporary Christian music. It is designed for the aspiring performer, songwriter and recording artist.
With our Philosophy major, you'll cultivate skills in critical thinking, moral reflection and intellectual dialogue, developing a distinctly Christian approach to philosophy and ability to engage in the intellectual spirits of the age. Extend your interest in the life of the mind by exploring and interacting with the development of philosophical tradition from the basis of a Christian worldview.
Students who major in Physical Education may teach any grade in that discipline. There are many opportunities outside of the classroom as well such as home school organizations who request a certified Physical Education teacher. Other areas may include: fitness centers, specific classes in community education, camp organization and general recreation departments.
The B.S. Biology—Pre-Dental major is designed for students who have a God-given aptitude in math and science and a passion to care for the dental health needs of God's image bearers.
The B.S. Biology—Pre-Med major is designed for students who have a God-given aptitude in math and science and a passion to help relieve the suffering of God's image bearers.
An emphasis in pre-occupational therapy prepares you for entrance into competitive graduate degree programs in occupational therapy, equipping you with foundational knowledge you'll build upon as you learn methods to empower patients and clients in attaining the ability to complete their day-to-day tasks with ease.
The B.S. Biology—Pre-Pharmacy major is designed for students who have a God-given aptitude in math and science and a passion to care for the health needs of God's image bearers.
A concentration in physical therapy allows you to bridge knowledge of human anatomy and the physiological changes that occur while exercising to introductory knowledge of techniques and practices utilized to address injuries and restore range of motion.
The B.S. Biology—Pre-Veterinary major is designed for students who have a God-given aptitude in math and science and a passion to provide health care for God's creatures.
A degree in Professional Writing accomplishes more than assisting you with the curation of a writing portfolio. Throughout the program, you'll learn the process of preparing your work for publication.
Psychology is a discipline that has applicability in nearly every profession. Prepared to work with diverse people, graduates find career opportunities in fields such as professional ministry, health care, business, and non-profit work.
A minor in Reading prepares you for teaching in an elementary classroom. Students who complete the Reading minor and pass the state certification test are eligible to teach reading and developmental reading courses in elementary grades.
The Social Justice minor allows you to explore the issue of social justice from a Biblical perspective. It is designed to develop skilled professionals who engage with culture and are equipped to contribute to God's redemptive purposes in the world through vocation.
Social Studies Group is a major for secondary and elementary students within the Teacher Education Division.
Social Work is a profession devoted to helping people function the best they can in their environment. With a major in Social Work, you'll graduate with confidence to engage diverse populations in both local and global settings, gaining an enriched perspective of the global church and growing as a student alongside members of the campus community.
A minor in Sociology serves as an excellent complement to Social Work, Psychology, or Family Studies degree programs, developing your understanding of the issues of family dysfunctions, poverty, gender, and social inequality.
As a student in the Spanish program, you will immerse yourself in the language throughout the entirety of your degree coursework and as a resident in the vibrant, culturally diverse city of Grand Rapids. Taking a communicative approach, you will receive all course instruction for your major in Spanish, having ample opportunities to practice the language in the context of discussions on a range of academic topics and concepts and graduating with increased cultural competency.
With a degree in Spanish for Elementary Education, you will graduate equipped to teach Spanish in an elementary classroom.
With a major in Spanish for Secondary Education, you will be prepared to do effective communicative Spanish language instruction, targeting issues of cultural awareness, sensitivity and worldview.
There are a number of positions in the sports business that don’t require sweating. Students will learn that it’s much more about a series of conversations first, and then how it applies to sports, and how it all fits into society.
Strategic Communication is a rapidly-growing field, combining the enjoyment of interpersonal, group and public speaking with the thoughtful, significant activity of representing a company, non-profit organization, or ministry with their various audiences in mind!
Cornerstone University offers TESOL instruction leading to Michigan Teacher Certification. It is a minor program, which means that the student will also major or minor in another academic area in addition to TESOL. Or, you can choose an Associate of Arts degree track.
The TESOL Graduate Diploma is a 24 credit-hour program for those with a bachelor's degree who wish to teach English to speakers of other languages.
In an effort to serve as a transformational influence in West Michigan, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University initiated the Urban Cohort Program in the fall of 2008.
The Worship Arts major integrates three areas of study: Music, Bible, and Media. Our four-year degree program prepares you to become well-equipped for fruitful ministry in the local church, grow as a skilled musician, and excel as a leader who possesses strong interpersonal skills.