Empowered to minister across boundaries.

Through development of ministry skills and study of Scripture, you'll graduate prepared to live out the great commission as a disciple of Christ. Accompanied by a minor in Bible, you gain perspective on how to communicate the Biblical story, enabling you to minister in cross-cultural environments.

  • Overview

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

    With opportunities to engage in many types of service in environments ranging from the inner-city to overseas ministry, you may...
    • Develop Programs
    • Plant Churches
    • Serve as a Community Leader
    • Work with Youth, Orphans, and the Poor

    Degree Completion

    Download sample degree plans for a major in Intercultural Studies (Missions).

  • Internship Opportunities

    Required to complete an internship in a cross-cultural context, join graduates in serving in locations such as...
    • Chicago
    • China
    • Ecuador
    • Grand Rapids
    • Haiti
    • Los Angeles
    • New York
    • Romania
    • Uganda

    Requirements for Minor

    • Complete required courses (12 credit hours)
      • CMI-23 Cultural Anthropology
      • CMI-243 Introduction to Intercultural Studies
      • CMI-311 Evangelism and Discipleship
      • CMI-334 Spiritual Formation
    • Choose two electives (6 credit hours)
      • CMI-222 Poverty and Justice
      • CMI-414 Islam
      • CMI-434 Leadership in Short-Term Missions
      • CMI-444 Contemporary Global Issues
      • LIN-225 Introduction to Linguistics
      • LIN-371 Second Language Acquisition
      • LIN-372 Sociolinguistics
      • REL-212 Religions of the World
      • SOC-352/COM-311 Intercultural Communication

Career Outcomes

  • Megan Blough serves as a missionary in South Africa.
  • Jim Kast-Keat works as the fifty6 Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church.

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completion of the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Science in Intercultural Studies degree requires the following courses:

  • CMI-222 Poverty and Justice (3 credit hours)
  • CMI-223 Cultural Anthropology (3 credit hours)
  • CMI-243 Introduction to Intercultural Studies (3 credit hours)
  • CMI-252 Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Relationships (3 credit hours)
  • CMI-311 Evangelism and Discipleship (3 credit hours)
  • CMI-334 Spiritual Formation (3 credit hours)
  • CMI-444 Contemporary Global Issues (3 credit hours)
  • REL-212 Religions of the World (3 credit hours)
  • REL-380 Internship (3 credit hours)
  • REL-462 Senior Seminar (3 credit hours)
  • Choose one elective (200, 300 or 400 level) from Christian ministries, linguistics, or religion (3 credit hours)
  • REL-103 Biblical Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)
  • REL-130 Old Testament Literature for BRM Majors (3 credit hours)
  • REL-236 New Testament Literature for BRM Majors (3 credit hours)
  • REL-33X Biblical Literature Course (3 credit hours)
  • REL-354 Theology I (3 credit hours)
  • REL-43X Biblical Analysis Course (3 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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