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B.A. in PublishingBring the Written Word
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Prepare yourself to become an instrumental part of the writing process. As a publishing professional, you are the gatekeeper between writer and reader, and the decisions you make will determine the final message that is relayed. This program is designed to coach you on how to hone your editing, analyzing and distribution skills so you can assess situations quickly and write with clarity and intent.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids

Degree Plan


West Michigan is home to several large publishers, distribution centers and nonprofit organizations looking to train the next generation of publishing professionals. Cornerstone has partnered with companies across the state to connect them to students who are determined to succeed.


  • Baker Publishing
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Oakland Press
  • Rockford Squire Newspaper
  • Women At Risk, International


West Michigan is a hub for well-known publishing companies and employs several Cornerstone alumni. Publishing students from Cornerstone leave their mark on Christian and secular publishing companies alike.


  • Copy editor
  • Editorial assistant
  • Media relations
  • Promotion specialist
  • Publicity manager
  • Technical writer


Of publishing graduates from the class of 2018 were employed within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Features

The publishing program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Off-Campus Study Opportunities

As a Humanities Division student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Ireland, Ecuador, France, Italy, Kosovo, Oxford, South Africa and Spain.

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Humanities Division Annual Seminar

The Humanities Division provides students from all academic divisions with an annual seminar to discuss topics such as an era of poetry or influential thinkers. This seminar experience also includes an opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.

Breathe Christian Writers Conference

You can also participate in the Breathe Christian Writers Conference where you will network with and learn from, editors and writing professionals.

Cornerstone as a whole is helping me to become more discerning. With a campus that is all about community and full of nice people that want to learn about one another, it is easy to ask questions and become more knowledgeable about human culture and God’s creation.

Riah Metzler (’23)


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The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to publishing.

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