Cultural intelligence matters.

Cornerstone University's intercultural studies major prepares you to minister across cultures. By developing an international perspective of ministry and the world, you will become an innovative leader who can effectively communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Here, we take a holistic approach to ministry. From course work in interpersonal relationships to spiritual formation, professors support your growth as a well-rounded individual and professional. This prepares you to integrate your faith and work.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Bible, Religion & Ministry
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Science, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in intercultural studies prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Program developer
    • Church planter
    • Community leader
    • Overseas or inner city ministry leader

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as an intercultural studies major.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Neurocore Pro
    • Up and Out Ministries

    Religion and Ministry Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate Bible Division students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 93 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • ABWE International
    • Bella Vista Church
    • Benjamin's Hope
    • Emmaus Ministries
    • Kalamazoo Central High School
    • Mars Hill Bible Church
    • OtterBase