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BA, Intercultural Studies

Great leaders are full of biblical conviction, yet adaptable to any context. For that reason, in the BA in Intercultural Studies, we focus on training the right kinds leaders so that they will be equipped to endure the most difficult of scenarios. Students in this program (including all Fusion students) learn how to engage people from other lifestyles, worldviews, and cultures with the gospel of Jesus.

Concentrations:

BA, Intercultural Studies and Divinity – The Divinity major is designed for individuals who anticipate serving as pastors, evangelists, associate pastors, missionaries, or in other ministries that emphasize expository preaching, or teaching of the Word of God. Learn More ›

BA, Intercultural Studies and Humanities – The Humanities major will build sound scholarship with an emphasis in the liberal arts, as well as study economic and political factors that affect society. Learn More ›

BA, Intercultural Studies and Worship Ministries – The Worship Ministries major is designed for those will lead in the area of worship and music in the local church. Learn More ›

BA, Intercultural Studies and Counseling Psychology – The Counseling Psychology Major is designed particularly for those who intend to go into the field of Christian Counseling. This major will prepare the student to enter the Master of Arts in Counseling (MACO) degree program. Learn More ›

BA, Intercultural Studies and Business – The Business Major is beneficial in three specific areas. First, for students who will be in a church-plant, or work in a bi-vocational setting, it will help them develop a skill set to be self-employed. Second, for those serving in larger congregations, it will provide them the management and leadership skills to lead a major non-profit organization. And finally, with the newest missions work being designed to enable “Kingdom Professionals,” it will assist the missionary endeavor of the church to penetrate the unreached people groups especially in the Middle and Far East. Learn More ›

Catalog

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE (45 HOURS)
BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
CM110 Basic Communication
GE101 English Composition I
GE102 English Composition II
GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
GE240 Survey of World Literature
HT411 World Religions
MS201 Global Missions
MS220 Foreign Language Studies I
MS221 Foreign Language Studies II
PY100 Introduction to Psychology
GS181 Integrative I, Leadership (1 hr)
GS182 Integrative II, Assessment (1 hr)
GS183 Integrative III, Capstone (1 hr)
GE111 Physical Education I (1 hr)
GE112 Physical Education II (1 hr)
GE220 First Aid

BIBLICAL CORE (30 HOURS)
BS115 Old Testament Survey I
BS116 Old Testament Survey II
BS117 New Testament Survey I
BS118 New Testament Survey II
HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
HT104 The Church
HT350 Christian Doctrine I
HT351 Christian Doctrine II
HT415 Introduction to Ethics
MN201 Personal Evangelism & Discipleship

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES Major (27 HOURS)
BN225 Macroeconomics
BN375 Poverty and Wealth
BN466 Not for Profit Leadership
BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
HT113 Church History II
IC301 International Security & Risk Management
MN255 Interpersonal Counseling & Conflict Management
MS350 Missions Practicum
MS420 International Leadership

ELECTIVES (18 HOURS)
IC101 Personal Leadership Development (Fusion) (3)

Admission

Admission requirements to enter this program include a high school diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA or an official GED. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age. The applicant will also need to provide a Church Endorsement, Pastor’s Recommendation, and two recommendations. The scores from either the ACT or the SAT examinations are also required from students who are 21 years old or younger. The applicant must demonstrate commitment to and qualities desired for Christian leadership, and the academic ability to engage in undergraduate education. To apply for admission, complete the BA in Christian Ministry Application Form and its requirements.