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Intercultural Studies

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Become equipped for your God-given calling to serve others around the world.

12+
Electives
Tailor your courses to fit your future. From foreign languages, linguistics, and cross-cultural church planting, to courses that examine the missionary examples of Jesus and Paul. Study what excites you.
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For Lowest Debt Burden
Pursue your passion without piling up student loan debt. NGU ranked #3 on the “Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities with the Lowest Debt Burden” by Christian Universities Online (2016)
14
Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.

Reach the Nations

From the coziest hometown to the furthest corner of the world, God loves all people. You know this, and you want to spend your life displaying God’s heart for all nations.

Prepare to enter one of many intercultural professions. Missionary and mission agency worker, of course. But also, ESL teacher, humanitarian/social worker, pastor, Bible translator, and more. All with a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies from North Greenville University.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Studies?

A degree in intercultural studies opens up diverse career opportunities that involve bridging cultural gaps, promoting global understanding, and facilitating cross-cultural communication.

Graduates can pursue careers in fields such as international relations, multicultural education, global nonprofit organizations, intercultural training, and diplomacy.

Cross-Cultural Trainer

Cultural Liaison

Global Education Program Manager

Intercultural Communications Specialist

International Development Coordinator

Language and Culture Instructor

Experience Learning Across Cultural Divides

International Service Project

Immerse yourself in a one-month-long international service project. Prepare for cross-cultural leadership. Gain hands-on work experience in other cultures. Discover where God is calling you to serve. All under the guidance of university personnel and qualified field missionaries.

Global Mission Trips

NGU partners with the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership to provide a variety of mission trips around the world. Explore ministry opportunities. Engage other cultures. Experience God’s heart for the nations. There’s no better way to connect your in-class studies with your real-world calling.

Intentional Internships

You don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth to see how God is mobilizing his church. While at NGU, we’ll help you secure meaningful internships within churches, mission agencies, and field-based mission sites. Experience first-hand how God uses his people, locally and globally, to accomplish his purpose.

Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Walter E. Johnson, PhD
Dean, College of Christian Studies
Jeff Rankin, PhD
Associate Dean, Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Allen McWhite, PhD
Department Chair, Intercultural Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Senior Campus Pastor
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Michael Landrum, MDiv
Program Director, Youth Ministry
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Program Chair, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Associate Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver, PhD
Program Director, Christian Ministries
Matthew Hirt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Intercultural Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Christian Studies

A God-Honoring Approach to Intercultural Studies

Intercultural Studies Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Computer Science
  • Western Civilization
  • Algebra
  • Spiritual Formations for the Christian Minister
  • Old and New Testament Survey
Intercultural Studies Year 2

Year 2 Example Courses

  • Introduction to Missions
  • Hermeneutics
  • Biological science
  • Physical science
  • Humanities
  • Foreign language
  • Oral Communication or Homiletics
  • Social science
  • English
  • Principles of Theological Research and Writing
Intercultural Studies Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Principles of Evangelism
  • World Religions
  • Principles and Practice of Missions
  • The Gospel Across Cultures
  • Biblical and Historical Bases for Missions
Intercultural Studies Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Church and Mission in Contemporary North
    America
  • Principles of Evangelism
  • Missions Practicum
  • Systematic Theology
  • Cultural Anthropology for Global Workers

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Program?

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Allen McWhite, PhD

Department Chair, Intercultural Studies
864.977.7076 allen.mcwhite@ngu.edu
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