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.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

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

Create Without Ceasing

Social Work

Our world needs social workers who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. A major in social work empowers you, as a follower of Jesus, to become a competent, ethical and professional entry-level social worker who is confident in your ability to both engage diverse populations in local and global settings or pursue graduate education.

Program Learning Outcomes

The social work 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

02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Apply your knowledge to address real-life problems by learning about and demonstrating proficiency in:

  • Professionalism.
  • Values and Ethics.
  • Diversity.
  • Research.
  • Human behavior in the social environment.
  • Your ability to apply social work practice skills in areas of engagement, assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and termination for individuals, groups and communities.
  • Analyze, formulate and advocate for policies that advance social well-being.
03

Intellectual Skills

Develop your intellectual skills by demonstrating proficiency in:

  • Understanding and working in various contexts that shape practice.
  • Honing your critical thinking skills.
04

Civic and Global Learning

Participate in civic and global engagement by demonstrating proficiency in:

  • Policy analysis.
  • Understanding and advocating for social and economic justice.
05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues and the integration of social work practice and faith.

My professors invested in me by taking the time to help me excel in my strengths and improve on my weaknesses. I’m constantly learning what it is like to be the hands and feet of Christ as a social worker.

Allison Van Kampen (’18)

Related Programs

The Social Science Division at Cornerstone has programs designed to improve the social structure of our world. Take a look at some of the other programs we have available.

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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.