Intercultural Studies (BA/BS)

The Intercultural Studies Major (online) is a fully-online degree program that prepares students for many types of cross-cultural ministry. The degree provides students with a solid foundation for examining and engaging their ministry context with a broad missiological lens. 

Students in the Intercultural Studies major will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, and an experienced and engaged faculty dedicated to the spiritual formation and professional preparedness of each student. Both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree coursework integrate a Bible & Theology Core and an Arts & Sciences Core.

Bachelor of Arts degrees usually include 12 or more credits of foreign language study, while Bachelor of Science degrees include additional Natural Science (like Biology and Science Concepts) and Social and Behavioral Science courses (like Psychology and Economics). Students also apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world settings through professional internships.

The Missions Concentration prepares students for a broad array of cross-cultural ministry.

The Intercultural Studies major is also offered on the Florida and Tennessee campuses, and an Intercultural Studies minor is available at Johnson’s Tennessee, Florida, and online campuses.

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Articulate biblical, theological, and missiological foundations for their chosen ministry field.
  • Implement missional ministry within world contexts.
  • Pursue Christian formational growth conducive to cross-cultural ministry.

For a comprehensive list regarding student learning outcomes, see the catalog links below.

Professional Area Course Sampling
Encountering Cultures
Missiological Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
Mission Theology
Foundations of Ministering Cross-Culturally

Bible and Theology Course Sampling
Orientation to the Old Testament I
Orientation to the Old Testament II
Orientation to the New Testament
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Exegetical Methods
Old Testament Poetry/Wisdom or Prophets Selective
New Testament Epistles or Gospels Selective