May 28, 2024  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 Archived Catalog

Intercultural Studies, B.S.

The Intercultural Studies major prepares students to understand, communicate, and engage with other cultures as citizens in a globalized world and as part of our Christian vocation to love the foreigner (Deut. 10:19) and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matt. 22:39).

The Intercultural Studies (ICS) programs require a minor field, and students are encouraged to diversify their academic experience by adding a minor that enhances the ICS degree, in keeping with their vocational goals.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the Scriptural basis for engaging other cultures.
  2. Gain knowledge in various dimensions of culture, such as religion, art, music, social structure, and so on.
  3. Adopt an anthropological perspective, seeing groups and cultures through an emic viewpoint.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in qualitative research methods.
  5. Become comfortable engaging other cultures interpersonally.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Intercultural Studies

University Core Curriculum - 36 hours

Program requirements satisfy 12 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.

Emphasis requirements may satisfy other Core Curriculum requirements.



Select 9 hours from one of the following:


The ICS major requires a minor (or a second major)

Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours 120

Intercultural Studies Options

A. Latin American Studies Program

Students with at least one year of college-level Spanish may elect to attend the Latin American Studies  Program (LASP) for one semester:  

The student may complete up to 18 hours.

B. Middle East Studies Program

Students may elect to attend the Middle East Studies  Program (MESP) for one semester: 

The student may complete up to 15 hours.

C. Uganda Studies Program

Students may elect to attend the Uganda Studies  Program (USP) for one semester:

The student may complete up to 15 hours.