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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Intercultural Studies

The intercultural studies major empowers you to communicate, work and live cross-culturally with empathy, cultural intelligence and theological competence.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Bible, Religion & Ministry Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of our intercultural studies graduates from the class of 2018 were employed within six months of graduation.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Internships

Intercultural studies majors at Cornerstone gain experience inside and outside the classroom through internships built into their program. Cornerstone has partnered with several ministries and organizations across West Michigan to prepare you for what’s next.

Opportunities

  • Neurocore Pro
  • Up and Out Ministries

Careers

Our graduates enter the workforce with cultural competence and an understanding of global relationships and communication. These skills are invaluable across disciplines and career paths, and intercultural studies alumni find themselves in both businesses and ministries across the globe.

Opportunities

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

Program Features

The intercultural studies program at Cornerstone University is designed to inspire and prepare you to authentically engage with others in a culturally diverse world.

Degree Planning Guide

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

Select the sample degree plan to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major in intercultural studies.

Intercultural Studies Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Off-Campus Study Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to travel abroad to Greece or Israel and Palestinian territories.

Led by Cornerstone professors, our two-week Israel Experience study tour meets a course requirement and offers you in-depth, on-site learning experiences at places such as Jerusalem, Judea, the Coastal Plain, the Negev, the Dead Sea, the Jordan Valley and Galilee.

Learn More About Off-Campus Study Programs

Advanced Standing at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Intercultural studies majors have the opportunity to qualify for advanced standing at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. This gives you the option to apply up to 24 of your bachelor’s degree credits towards a master’s degree in divinity, ministry, biblical studies or counseling. This is a useful way to complete up to 25% of your master’s degree before graduating from Cornerstone.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our intercultural studies program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

The Bible professors at CU challenged me to figure out what I believe and why I believe in the context of theological issues. In both my personal life and spiritual life, I grew immensely.

Regan Billings (’16)

Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

Cornerstone’s Bible, Religion & Ministry Division offers a variety of Bible and ministry programs. Discover how God wants to use your gifts in one of our other ministry-related programs.

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Contact

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Hours

MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.