Intercultural Studies 4+1

Intercultural Studies majors have the exciting new option of completing their Bachelor's Degree in conjunction with a Master of Arts Intercultural Studies*, a Master of Arts Missional Leadership, or a Master of Arts Global Theology. In their junior year, students will begin taking some graduate level courses which apply toward their Master's Degree. This means a successful student may complete both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in just five years!

Intercultural Studies students interested in pursuing their B.A. and M.A. in five years must make an official request in writing submitted to the Intercultural Studies Department by the end of Fall semester of their sophomore year. The Intercultural Studies committee considers all requests and makes recommendations to the Graduate School. During their senior year, a student will complete a separate application to the Graduate School in order to complete the M.A. degree in their fifth year.


*Students in the Master of Arts Intercultural Studies program also have the option of taking the Mobilization Track consisting of 4 courses: Generational Succession, Trends and Issues in Mobilization, Mobilization in Church Context, and Missions Coaching and Mentoring.



Intercultural Studies BA/ Intercultural Studies MA
Program Requirements (120 credits)
Biblical Studies Major (30 credits) Program Specific courses (49 credits + 30 credits MA)
BIBL 150 Old Testament History & Literature 3 ITCS 252 Intercultural Ministry Strategies 3
BIBL 151 New Testament History & Literature 3 ITCS 257 World Religions 3
BIBL 152 Life of Christ 2 ITCS 301** Principles of Church Planting 2
BIBL 153 Acts 2 ITCS 356 Preparing to Live Interculturally 3
BIBL 253 Hermeneutics 3 ITCS 361 Itineration and Fundraising 2
ITCS 101 Intro to Missions & AG History 2 ITCS 381A Intercultural Studies Internship - A 1
PHIL 254 Ethics 2 ITCS 381B Intercultural Studies Internship - B 3
PHIL 453 Applied Apologetics and Evangelism 2 ITCS 453 Current Issues in Intercultural Studies 2
THEO 165 Intro to Worldview & Theology 3 ITCS 470 Senior Seminar-Intercultural Studies 1
THEO 251* Sys Theo I; Scripture, God, Creation 3 PMIN 352 Principles of Preaching 3
PMIN 355 Pastoral Theology 3
BIBL One Old Testament elective THEO 252* Sys Theo II; Sin, Christ, Salvation 3
BIBL One New Testament elective THEO 361* Sys Theo III; Hly Sprt, Chrch, Lst Thngs 3
BIBL/THEO BIBL/THEO elective to total 30 credits THEO 362* Sys Theo IV; Pentecostal Distinctives 2
General Education: (36 Credits) MA Theology of Missions 3
BUSI 158 Personal Finance 2 MA Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 MA Choose 1 3
ENGL 111/113 English Composition I / Honors I 3 MA Choose 1 3
ENGL 112/114 English Composi?on II / Honors II 3 PT 510 Research Methods 3
HPEX 110 Health Concepts 1 Electives and/or minor to total at least 120 credits 5
PSYC 101 Intro to College & Spiritual Formation 2 MA Intercultural Studies*** 30
PSYC 210 General Psychology 3 LD610 Global Scholar Seminar 3
History HITH 251 History of Missions 3 CS 520 Missional Movements in Review 3
Humanities Choose 1 3 MA Missionary Spiritual Health 3
Literature Choose 1 3 MA Future of Missions 3
MATH 100 level or above 3 MA Mobilization Track or electives 12
Science Choose 1 4 CS610 Research Methods II: Thesis Proposal 3
Sociology MA xx Anthropology in Missio Cntxt 3 TH690 Thesis 9

*THEO 251, 252, 361, & 362 do not need to be taken in order
**ITCS 301 may be subs?tuted with PMIN 405 Church Plan?ng & Leadership
***Many graduate courses are taught on an alterna?ng year schedule. Two courses from the list are taken in the junior or senior year as part of the BA. CS 610, TH690, and the remaining courses count only towards the MA.



Intercultural Studies BA/ Intercultural Studies MA
Typical Sequence
Freshman Fall Freshman Spring
BIBL 150 Old Testament History & Literature 3 BIBL 151 New Testament History & Literature 3
BIBL 152 Life of Christ 2 BIBL 153 Acts 2
ITCS 101 Intro to Missions & AG History 2 BUSI 158 Personal Finance 2
ENGL 111/113 English Composition I / Honors I 3 ENGL 112/114 English Composition II / Honors II 3
PSYC 101 Intro to College & Spiritual Formation 2 HITH 251 History of Missions 3
THEO 165 Intro to Theology & Christian WV 3 MATH Math elective 3
Total Fall Credits 15 Total Spring Credits 16
Sophomore Fall Sophomore Spring
BIBL 253 Hermeneutics 3 ITCS 252 Intercultural Ministry Strategies 3
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 Or ENGL Literature elective
HPEX 110 Health Concepts 1
ITCS 257 World Religions 3 Humanities elective 3
PSYC 210 General Psychology 3 Or ITCS 356 Preparing to Live Interculturally
THEO 251 Sys Theo I; Scripture, God, Creation 3
PHIL 254 Ethics 2
SCIE Science elective 4
THEO 252 Sys Theo II; Sin, Christ, Salvation 3
Total Fall Credits 16 Total Spring Credits 15
Junior Fall Junior Spring
BIBL OT/NT Bible elective 3 ITCS 252 Intercultural Ministry Strategies 3
Or ENGL Literature elective
ITCS 301 Principles of Church Planting 2
Or ITCS 453 Current Issues in Intercultural Studies Humanities elective 3
Or ITCS 356 Preparing to Live Interculturally
ITCS 361 Itineration and Fundraising 2
ITCS 381A Intercultural Studies Internship - A 1 ITCS 381B Intercultural Studies Internship - B 3
MA MA class choose 1 3
PMIN 355 Pastoral Theology 3 MA MA class choose 1 3
Or PMIN 352 Principles of Preaching
PT510 Research Methods I 3
Gen ed elective 3
Total Fall Credits 17 Total Spring Credits 15
Senior Fall Senior Spring
ITCS 301 Principles of Church Planting 2 BIBL OT/NT Bible elective 2
Or ITCS 453 Current Issues in Intercultural Studies ITCS 470 Senior Seminar 1
PHIL 453 Apologetics & Evangelism 2
PMIN 355 Pastoral Theology 3
Or PMIN 352 Principles of Preaching THEO 362 Sys Theo IV; Pentecostal Distinctives 2
THEO 361 Sys Theo III; Hly Sprt, Chrch, Last Thgs 3 MA MA class choose 1 3
MA MA class choose 1 3 Gen ed elective 2
MA MA class choose 1 3 Total Spring Credits towards BA 12
CS610 Research Methods II (not part of BA) 3
Total Fall Credits 14 MA MA class choose 1 (not part of BA) 3
Year 5 Fall Year 5 Spring
MA MA classes choose 3 9 MA MA classes choose 2 6
TH690A Thesis 3 TH690A Thesis 6
Total Fall Credits 12 Total Spring Credits 12