Undergraduate

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

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.

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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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Theological Seminary

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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Missions Aviation

Our world needs aviation professionals who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. At Cornerstone University, a major in missions aviation is a cooperative effort of CU and the School of Missionary Aviation Technology (SMAT), a FAA-certified training program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The missions aviation program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrate knowledge of the content of the Bible and relevant ancient primary literature.

  • Recognize literary genres of the Bible.
  • Identify extra-biblical literature from the ancient Near East, prominent Mediterranean cultures (Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc.) and Jewish sources.
  • Recall overarching narrative with knowledge of major religious movements within the Bible and its characters.

Develop both exegetical and hermeneutical skills relevant to practical theology.

  • Employ exegetical methods on biblical texts with sensitivity to their literary and historical-cultural contexts.
  • Prepare models of praxis from exegesis and theology that relate biblical texts to the modern cultural context.
  • Demonstrate the skill of outlining of both ancient and modern texts, as means of summarizing and classifying an author’s thesis and support.
  • Compose formal written reports based on exegetical research in accordance with Turabian style.
  • Discover, analyze and synthesize research into critical commentaries and scholarly journals.

Understand the workings of the various aircraft mechanical systems.

02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Demonstrate your ability to perform aircraft maintenance leading to FAA certification.

03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

The Bible professors at CU challenged me to figure out what I believe and why I believe in the context of theological issues. In both my personal life and spiritual life, I grew immensely.

Regan Billings (’16)

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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.

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.