Division of Social Sciences

Social Work Student & Professor 

Equipping students with knowledge, skills, and a biblical worldview.

The Social Science faculty members are intentional about integrating faith and learning into the Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology courses. We provide students with the Christian academic experience needed to be competent professionals and successful graduate students who can effectively influence their world for Christ. Cornerstone students integrate research-driven study human behavior with a biblical understanding of human nature.

Authentic experience

Students will have many opportunities to connect their learning to real-world situations through guest lecturers, class projects, volunteer activities and internship or field placements. The “classroom” sometimes extends beyond Grand Rapids: Family Studies majors can apply to study at Focus on the Family Institute; Social Work majors can apply for global field placements; and all social science majors have the opportunity to study abroad.

Our graduates are helping individuals, families, and communities experience healing through positions in counseling, protective services, family services, foster care, refugee services, criminal justice, youth ministries, missions, research, hospice, and education.

Majors Offered:

Community Health

Social Work

Relational Learning with Mentoring, Modeling Scholars


Dan Ehnis, Ph.D. | Professor of Psychology