Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

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Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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We’re committed to equipping you with knowledge, experience and skills to drive lasting transformation wherever you aspire to lead and serve. Our non-degree, individual courses provide you the opportunity to continue your journey with specific courses and topics that interest you.

Information about tuition costs is available on our Tuition & Fees web page. For questions about taking individual courses without being in a degree program, connect with our enrollment team by calling 616.222.1448 or by emailing pgs@cornerstone.edu. If you are a current student and would like to register for an individual course, contact your academic adviser at 616.222.1503.

Course Descriptions
and Start Dates

Continue your learning path with courses that align with your interests. Each three-credit, non-degree course is offered 100% online, with durations from five to eight weeks. Course registration ends four weeks before the course start date, and no more than two courses can be taken at the same time. View full course descriptions and upcoming start dates below.

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Business

MGT-232 Entrepreneurship

A survey of fundamental management principles, problems and procedures unique to small businesses. Topics include ownership, competition, financing, marketing, personnel, long- and short-term planning and governmental regulations.

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  • Start Date: Aug. 11, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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MGT-233 Leadership Studies

An overview of the fundamentals of leadership. Using a combination of both theory and practical applications from case studies, students explore issues involved with solving business problems, group interactions and techniques of group presentations.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Aug. 12, 2021
    • Nov. 9, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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BUS-219 Business Technology

A study of emerging technological issues facing management in order to enable students to integrate technology with business strategy. Topics include E-commerce, management information systems, strategic information systems, decision support systems, executive information systems and issues of technology and culture.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Oct. 19, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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BUS-234 Current Problems in Business: Case Studies

A case study course in which students integrate current social issues with functional business strategies. Students analyze problems faced by specific companies and thereby learn to understand the causes for these problems, the many alternative solutions available and the impact of solutions on both the company and society in general. General topics may include strategic management of social issues, political and community responsiveness, human investment, consumer welfare, the environment and multi-national corporations.

Upcoming Courses

  • Start Date: Sept. 15, 2021
  • Length: 4 weeks

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MKT-252 Introduction to Marketing

An introduction to basic marketing principles focused on traditional marketing applications in decision-making and the marketing function. Emphasis is placed on marketing consumer and industrial goals as well as analysis of marketing functions and institutions. Marketing appropriate for 21st-century business environments will also be included, to include the influence of social media on principles and applications of marketing strategies.

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  • Start Date: Nov. 2, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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BUS-217 Introduction to Global Business

A study of globalization and its impact on the world and the individual. A variety of topics is explored including culture, regional trading-blocks and challenges and opportunities facing business today.

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  • Start Date: Nov. 2, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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Psychology & Sociology

FAM-212 Parenting

A study of parenting and child development with a special focus on biblical parenting. The physical and spiritual development of the child from birth through the teenage years is also emphasized.

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  • Start Date: Sept. 7, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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SOC-232 Marriage and Family

An examination of the structure and function of marriage and family life from a biblical perspective. Topics include mate selection, parenting, divorce, transitions in relationships and the family life cycle. Students are exposed to difficult family issues such as blended families, spousal infidelity, midlife crisis and grief and loss in the home.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Nov. 2, 2021
  • Length: 6 weeks

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PSY-221 Interviewing and Counseling

An introduction to theoretical concepts, primary principles, strategies and interventions implemented in the practice and delivery of human services to individuals and families using the human services interview techniques.

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  • Start Date: Aug. 11, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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SOC-211 Current Social Issues

An examination of current social issues in light of classical and contemporary theories. Emphasis is placed on the implications of these issues for American society.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Aug. 10, 2021
    • Sept. 7, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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PSY-111 General Psychology

An introduction to psychology dealing with the important people, terms and theories in the fields of personality, learning, maladjustment and psychotherapy.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Sept. 28, 2021
    • Nov. 4, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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SOC-201 Intercultural Relations

An examination of minority and ethnic groups’ social issues, cultural beliefs, values, communication styles, learning styles and cultural influences and contributions. The course explores roles within families and society, surveys, demographics and their impact on individuals and society and introduces concepts of gender diversity and women’s issues.

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  • Start Date: Nov. 2, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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SOC-111 Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to the field of sociology including an overview of several subfields. Basic theoretical perspectives of sociology are used to provide an explanation of institutions and social processes.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Aug. 12, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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Theology & Ministry

REL-231 Mosaic Literature

A study of the history of redemption from Adam to Moses as set forth in the Pentateuch. Special attention is given to God’s purposes in the call of Abraham and the establishment of the Mosaic economy.

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  • Start Date:
    • Aug. 17, 2021
    • Nov. 2, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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REL-232 Gospel Literature

A study of the four Gospels including their backgrounds, themes, outlines and distinguishing features, distinctive portrayals of Christ and His life and ministry as set forth in the Gospel of Mark.

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  • Start Date: Sept. 14, 2021
  • Length: 6 weeks

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REL-235 Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom Literature

An introductory survey of the Old Testament books of wisdom, including a study of major themes, characteristics of Hebrew poetry and principles that can be applied to Christian living.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Nov. 2, 2021
  • Length: 6 weeks

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Speech & Literature

COM-111 Foundations of Speech Communication

An introduction to the philosophy, theory and practice of speech communication. Students develop confidence as communicators with particular emphasis on intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group and public communication.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Aug. 17, 2021
    • Sept. 23, 2021
    • Oct. 5, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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ENG-223 Introduction to Literature

The study and application of various methods of literary interpretation and evaluation to develop critical and analytical skills in the various genres of imaginative literature.

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  • Start Date: Aug. 3, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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ENG-118 Introduction to Writing and Research

A course designed to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills with an emphasis on APA documentation style and research writing.

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  • Start Date: Aug. 3, 2021
  • Length: 8 weeks

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History & Philosophy

PHI-211 Philosophy in Culture

An introduction and development of worldview from a Christian philosophical perspective with special attention given to hermeneutical issues surrounding worldview and the important role philosophy has played in western culture.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Aug. 17, 2021
    • Sept. 28, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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HIS-115 American Studies

A study of American culture using a thematic approach and including topics such as Puritanism, colonization, the Native American experience, industrialization, religious trends, technology, reform movements, the role of women, the impact of war on American life, economic development and contemporary issues.

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  • Start Dates:
    • July 27, 2021
    • Sept. 28, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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HIS-326 The American Civil War

A study of the Civil War focusing on topics such as Civil War medical practice, prisons, Negroes in the Civil War, constitutional issues, conscientious objectors, Copperhead activity, desertion and the life of the common soldier rather than on generals and battles.

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  • Start Date: Sept. 7, 2021
  • Length: 6 weeks

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HIS-225 Modern World History

An exploration of modern history addressing five regions that cover the entire world over the time period from the 1950’s until today. Emphasis is on how the ending of the Second World War as well as the Cold War, industrialism, religious conflict, terrorism and modern technology are affecting the world today.

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  • Start Date: Nov. 2, 2021
  • Length: 6 weeks

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Science & The Environment

SCI-119 Contemporary Issues in Science and Technology

An exploration of current issues in physics, science, biology, health and medicine. The course provides an understanding of the scientific method and how to critically evaluate current issues from a scientific perspective.

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  • Start Dates:
    • July 20, 2021
    • Sept. 21, 2021
    • Oct. 12, 2021
  • Length: 6 weeks

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Mathematics & Finance

MAT-120 Contemporary Math

An introductory math course designed to develop skills that have practical usage in a business setting and daily life experience. The course reviews basic mathematical concepts, develops skills with algebraic expressions and expands to several topical applications including number properties, equations and inequalities, percentages, finance, interest, geometric figures, probability, graphs and statistics.

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  • Start Date: Oct. 19, 2021
  • Length: 7 weeks

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Additional Courses

FAR-211 Introduction to Fine Arts

Introduction, survey and development of an appreciation for the fine arts, including music, painting, sculpture and architecture. The course includes an introduction to the field of aesthetics, a study of components and techniques of the fine arts and a broad historical survey of artistic trends. Emphasis is placed upon the development of value judgment skills within the context of a Christ-centered worldview.

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  • Start Dates:
    • Aug. 17, 2021
    • Oct. 13, 2021
  • Length: 5 weeks

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MUS-262 Exploring Western Music

A survey of, and appreciation for, western music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The course includes an introduction to music, composers and components from various time periods with an emphasis on different styles, historical settings, aesthetics and musical trends. Special focus is given to discerning and judging the value of music with the context of a Christian worldview.

Upcoming Course

  • Start Date: Nov. 2, 2021
  • Length: 6 weeks

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.