The psychology program at Cornerstone University equips students to influence the world for Christ by supporting and encouraging the health and development of children, adults and families in a variety of workplace and ministry environments. Cornerstone students examine, explore, and critique psychological ideas, theories and applications from a Christian perspective. They apply what they learn in the classroom through practical work, volunteer, internship and professional experiences throughout West Michigan.
Cornerstone students consistently score above the 90th percentile on the Major Field Assessment Test, a national standardized test of psychology majors in all different types of college and university settings.
Psychology is a discipline that has applicability in nearly every profession. Many psychology majors go on to graduate school to prepare for careers in counseling within private practices, agencies, schools and hospitals. Others who pursue advanced study in psychology go on to work as mental health consultants, professors, researchers and administrators. Due to students’ preparation in understanding and working with diverse people, a psychology background is also appealing to employers in diverse areas such as professional ministry, medicine/health care, business (such as human resources and marketing) and nonprofit work.
Students will complete an Associate Degree at Montcalm Community College, then transfer to Cornerstone University for bachelor’s-level courses. Cornerstone awards the Bachelor’s Degree.