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Social Work

The social work major prepares you to walk alongside people and help them cope with their living situations. You’ll graduate with tools to help relieve suffering and promote healthy relationships in diverse family settings. Through this program, you will understand and experience effective practices for helping families strive toward better futures for themselves.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Social Science Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of social work graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months.

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

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Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Find Purpose In
Your Vocation

Through the social work program at Cornerstone University, you’ll be challenged to become both a servant of God’s kingdom and a dedicated social worker to your clients. By infusing biblical principles with practical instruction, your professors will create an environment where you can grow in ways you never thought possible.

When you graduate, you will be prepared to face difficult challenges with grace and resilience. Cornerstone graduates can be found aiding the elderly and their families as they navigate changes in assisted care situations, facilitating adoptions and providing safe shelters for victims of abuse and neglect.

Careers

Social work majors have a wide variety of career options available to them, ranging from social justice to counseling. Take a look at some of the opportunities you’ll have as a graduate from our social work program.

Opportunities

  • Child and family service organizations
  • Mental health centers
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • State and local human service organizations
  • Assisted living centers
  • Community development

Internships

As a student at Cornerstone, you will take part in an in-depth 440-hour field placement in a social service organization to enrich your education and provide you with valuable experience. Our Center for Career and Life Calling will help you connect with one of our area partners.

Opportunities

  • Coming soon!

Program Features

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

Degree Planning Guides

From caring professors to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

Select a sample degree plan to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major in social work.

Social Work Three-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Social Work Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Child Welfare Certificate

Cornerstone’s social work program is approved by the state of Michigan to offer a Child Welfare Certificate. Students interested in working with children and families may wish to pursue this certificate which provides graduates with opportunities to enter into several child welfare positions without needing to complete a majority of required state training sessions.

Program Accreditation and Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Cornerstone’s social work program is fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. As such, you will be eligible for state licensure and advanced standing in accredited graduate social work programs. Students in advanced standing programs can often complete their master’s degree in one full year.

Council on Social Work Education Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our social work program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

At Cornerstone, professors will challenge and push you to think about things from other perspectives. They will encourage you to consider the diversity of people and views and to acknowledge that there is not always one right answer. They will walk alongside you as you learn while offering wisdom and support.

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Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

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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Hours

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SAT & SUN: Closed

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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.