Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies

  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Format: Distance Education

The curricula for the bachelor of arts degrees require a total of 128 credit hours. A minimum of 32 credits earned through Global University courses is required, 15 of which must be in the student’s major. Students who plan to continue their studies in graduate school or seminary are strongly advised to complete Greek courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies is designed to provide the biblical and theological knowledge needed for cross-cultural ministry. After successfully completing this curriculum, the student will be able to preach and teach the Word of God to varying and diverse people groups and cultures.

Program of Study with Recommended Sequence

Course Code Course Name Credits
GUO 1002 Orientation to Global University Learning 2
ENG 1023 Introductory Writing 3
LIT 1213 Old Testament Literature: His Story 3
BIB 1033 The Life of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels 3
MTH #### Mathematics Elective Course 3
General Elective Credits 2
Total 16
Course Code Course Name Credits
COM 3103† Cross-Cultural Communications 3
ENG 1103 Writing Better English 3
THE 1013† Pneumatology 3
LIT 1313† The New Testament as Literature 3
BIB 1073† Paul’s Salvation Letters: Galatians and Romans 3
CSC 1023 Introduction to Computers* 3
Total 17
Course Code Course Name Credits
PSY 3013 Introduction to Psychology: A Christian Perspective 3
COM 1012 How to Speak in Public 2
MIS 3013† Introduction to Missions 3
MIS 2013† The Bible and Missions 3
MIS 3022† Introduction to Islam 2
REL 2013† People and Their Beliefs 3
Total 16
Course Code Course Name Credits
BIB 2043 Principles of Biblical Interpretation 3
HIS 2202/2302 The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation or The Church: From the Reformation Through the 20th Century (choose one) 2
PHL 2013 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THE 2013 The Bible and the Church 3
MUS 1012 Fundamentals of Music 2
General Elective Credits 3
Total 16
Course Code Course Name Credits
SOC 2013 Introduction to Sociology 3
BIB 3013 Genesis 3
MIS 2063† Marriage Counseling: A Cross-Cultural Approach 3
MIN 3042† Preparing and Preaching Bible Messages 2
EDU 4133† Christian Adult Education in Cultural Context 3
General Elective Credits 2
Total 16
Course Code Course Name Credits
BIB 3073 The Book of Acts 3
MIS 4013† Christian Ministry in a Muslim Context 3
General Elective Credits 9
Total 15
Requirement Credits
BIB 4053 Corinthians 3
BIB 4133 Wisdom Literature 3
MIN 4033† A Strategy for Church Growth 3
MIS 4053† Philosophy of Missions 3
General Elective Credits 3
Total 15
Total For Program 128

* Students with proficient computer skills have the option to request a computer competency exam. Those passing the exam may substitute another general education course in place of CSC1023. Please contact your enrollment office for fees and other information.

† designates courses in the major concentration

‡Internet access required. Directed reading course LIT1803 World Literature may be substituted for those without Internet access.


Note: Note: This program is offered as a Bachelor of Intercultural Studies in some countries.

This program requires students to complete a Bible and Theology Pretest and a General Education Pretest as well as posttests in the same two areas. The pretests must be completed before students request the final exam for their first course. The posttests are a part of the undergraduate capstone requirement. It is recommended that students begin working on the essay and verbal components of their capstone within six months of graduating. The posttests and graduation follow-up survey should be completed during their last course. All four capstone components must be submitted before requesting the final exam for their last course. There is no cost for these assessments.


Thesis option available: Students who plan to continue their education in graduate school or seminary may study this program with a thesis option to better prepare themselves for studies at that level. A 6-credit thesis and two 3-credit New Testament Greek courses can be selected to replace an equal number of elective credits in this program. For more information, contact a Degree Audit Specialist for advisement at 800-443-1083 or by e-mail: degreeaudit@globaluniversity.edu

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