Marriage & Family Studies Emphasis

Family Studies professor and student

Impacting our communities through restoration.

A degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Studies prepares you to participate in impacting our community by building lasting marriages, raising Godly children and influencing our culture where God restores individuals and families.

What can I do with a major in Psychology and an emphasis in Marriage & Family Studies?

An emphasis in Marriage and Family Studies major prepares students for a wide range of careers in human services, marriage and family counseling, community and public health agencies, as well as church and parachurch organizations.

Opportunities Available to You with a Bachelor's Degree in the Field

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Group Home Manager
  • Parent Educator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Opportunities Available to You with an Advanced Degree in the Field

Each year, many Cornerstone University graduates are accepted into graduate programs in ares of Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, and Counseling.

  • Administrator and Professor
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker

Where are internships and partnerships available for students with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Studies?

With an emphasis in Marriage and Family Studies, you can gain valuable experience by interning in one of the following human service settings: youth services agency, group home, hospital, healthcare facility, mental health agency, domestic violence center, adoption agency, and foster care program.

During recent academic terms, Cornerstone University students have served as interns with...

  • Alpha Women's Center
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Calvary Church 
  • D.A. Blodgett for Children
  • Hope Network Pivot Crisis Center
  • Lutheran Child & Family Services
  • Pine Rest Christian Hospital
  • Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Wedgwood Christian Services

What are graduates of with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Studies doing now?

In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in master and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Studies. Several students from Cornerstone have gone on to pursue masters and doctoral degrees in the fields of Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work.

Marriage and Family Studies grads are employed at psychiatric hospitals, churches, private and group practices, pregnancy crisis centers, college counseling centers, education, and various community mental health centers.

With a Marriage & Family Studies emphasis, what classes will I take?

Address issues that marriages and families face in contemporary society from a Christian perspective with courses such as...

Ecology of the Family

Introduction to Relationships, Marriage and Family Counseling

Sociology of the Family

Who can I contact for more information on a major in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Studies?


Dan Ehnis, Ph.D. | Professor of Psychology