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Intercultural Studies

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Gain the Foundation for a Career in a Cross-Cultural Setting

Our Intercultural Studies program will put you in touch with the richness of different cultures and beliefs. You will learn about the key political and cultural issues of the day and grapple with intercultural trends such as globalism, revolution, secularism and urbanization. Upon graduation you’ll be equipped to work in cross-cultural settings or pursue further, specialized training in a more specific, intercultural field. You also have the option of combining this Major with a TESOL Certificate, allowing you to participate in cross-cultural practicums.

3 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Intercultural Studies Major
Combine with any Major
Intercultural Studies

For Entrance into the Intercultural Studies program

The prerequisite for entry into the Intercultural Studies major is a grade of "C" or better in any Intercultural Studies course. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.

Program Tracks

  • Missiology
  • International Development
  • Non-Government Organization

Intercultural Service Learning

Students enrolled in this major are required to spend a short term or year-long period in a culturally unfamiliar environment at home or abroad through the Intercultural Service Learning.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Mission History
  • World Music
  • Language and Culture
  • Intercultural Service Learning
  • Global Problems and Change

Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji, M.A. (Program Coordinator)Assistant Professor of TESOL; Director, MLI

Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology

Val Hiebert, Ph.D. (Cand.) Assistant Professor of Sociology

Daryl Climenhaga, D.Miss. Associate Professor of Global Studies

Graduates build careers in community development, social work, foreign services, humanitarian aid and global missions. Others pursue graduate studies.