BA in Intercultural Studies

The BA degree in Intercultural Studies is designed to prepare students for both traditional missionary service (e.g. evangelism, preaching, teaching, church planting, and leadership training) as well as holistic non-traditional missionary roles. Mission teams today need expertise from a large variety of disciplines and vocational areas. These areas include Education, Teaching English, Business Administration, Computer Skills, Media, Health Care, Mechanics, Relief and Development, Engineering, Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Athletics, Agriculture, etc. Students also have the option of choosing a semester-long internship (12 credit hours) or a two-month summer internship (4 credit hours). For more information contact the program director, Mike Nichols. Intercultural Studies is also offered as a minor.

BI 111 Introduction to Bible 3
BI 270 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
BI 413 Senior Seminar in Bible 3
NT 204 Introduction to Jesus & The Gospels 3
NT 333 Pauline Epistles 3
OT 105 Pentateuch 3
OT 232 Hebrew History & Literature I 3
OT 302 Hebrew History & Literature II 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
TH 416 Systematic Theology 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
ID 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
ID 202 From Early Church to the Medieval World 3
ID 301 The Emerging Modern World 3
ID 302 The Modern & Postmodern World 3
HI 280 History of American Christianity & The Stone-Campbell Movement 3
LA 111 Introduction to Written Composition 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech 3
PE 191 Physical Fitness ½, ½
Choose one of the following:
SC 155 Biology & Society 3
MA 197 Math for Life 3
SC 157 Chemistry & Society 3
SC 251 Microbiology 3
Choose two of the following:
SS 164 Intro to Sociology 3
SS 171 Principle of Psychology 3
SS 260 Cultural Anthropology 3
SS 268 Non-Western Religions 3
General Education Elective 3
CM 152 Introduction to the Purpose of the Church 3
CM 320 Christian Character & Leadership 3
IC 251 Biblical and Historical Foundations for Missions 3
IC 277 Spiritual Conflict 3
IC 368 Missions in the 21st Century 3
IC 371 Language and Communication 3
IC 372 Culture & Context 3
IC 400 Orientation to Intership 0
IC 401 Internship 9
IC 460 Preparation for Cross-Cultural Ministry 3
NT 243 Acts 3
SF 260 Christian Spirituality 3

Open Electives
24 credit hours

130 credit hours

A passing grade in Chapel and Service Learning is required during each semester in which you are taking 12 or more hours of credit.

Intercultural Studies students are encouraged to take SS 260 and 268.