Division of Social Science

Social Work Student & Professor 

Authentic experience.

Faculty members in the Social Science Division integrate faith and learning into the framework of each course. As a student, your degree program will stretch you to integrate research-driven studies of human behavior with a biblical perspective of human nature. You will continuously connect your learning to real-world situations through class projects, experiential learning, volunteer activities, learning labs, and field placements.

Equipping Students with Knowledge, Skills, and a Biblical Worldview

Regardless of your degree choice, you will have opportunities to study abroad, building relationships with peers and practitioners in your chosen field. Your classroom may extend beyond Grand Rapids to include the Focus on the Family Institute as a Family Studies major or a global field placement through the Social Work program.

Trained with the Christian academic experience needed to be a competent professional, you will graduate equipped to effectively influence the world for Christ, joining members of the extended Cornerstone community in helping individuals, families, and communities experience healing through positions in counseling, foster care, refugee services and missions.

Degree Programs Available

For information on distinctive components of our degree programs and internship opportunities, select a major or minor below.

Relational Learning with Mentoring, Modeling Scholars

Student life at Cornerstone is participatory in nature; we view the learning curve as benefiting from having a lived component. Meet the folks you will come to count on as discussion facilitators, mentors, lifelong students in the field, and fellow disciples.


Dan Ehnis, Ph.D. | Professor of Psychology