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A.S. Business Studies

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.

Degree Type: Associate of Science

A.S. Human Services

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.

Degree Type: Associate of Science

Accounting

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Science ,  Minor

Addictions Certification

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.

Degree Type: Specialization

B.S. Accounting

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.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

B.S. Business Administration

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.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

B.S. 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.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

B.S. Ministry Leadership

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.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

B.S. Psychology

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.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

Business Administration

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Science ,  Minor

Communication Arts Group Secondary Education

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.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts

Economics

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Science ,  Minor

Ed.D. Organizational Leadership and Development

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.

Degree Type: Doctorate of Education

History

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Arts ,  Minor

International Business

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Science ,  Minor

Literature

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. 

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts

M.A. Biblical Studies

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. 

Degree Type: Master of Arts

M.A. Counseling

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).

Degree Type: Master of Arts

M.A. Counseling

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). 

Degree Type: Master of Arts

M.A. Ed. Curriculum & Instruction

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.

Degree Type: Master of Arts

M.A. Ed. Educational Leadership

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.

Degree Type: Master of Arts

M.A. ED. Educational Technology

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.

Degree Type: Master of Arts

M.A. Ministry Leadership

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. 

Degree Type: Master of Arts

Mathematics Secondary Education

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.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts

Ministry

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Science ,  Minor

Nursing Program

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.

Degree Types:  Associate of Science ,  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Philosophy

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Arts ,  Minor

Physical Education: K-12

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Arts ,  Minor

Social Work

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Social Work ,  Minor

Spanish

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.

Degree Types:  Bachelor of Arts ,  Minor

Worship Arts

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.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts