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Intercultural Studies

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

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.
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)
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.

International Development Coordinator
Cross-Cultural Trainer
Cultural Liaison
Language and Culture Instructor
Global Education Program Manager
Intercultural Communications Specialist

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, College of Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Associate Dean, School of Ministry
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Senior Campus Pastor | Chief Spiritual Formation Officer
Mike Landrum, MDiv
Director, Youth Ministry
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Professor, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Christian Studies
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver
Assistant Professor, 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
    • Principles of Evangelism
    • Missions Practicum
    • Systematic Theology
    • Cultural Anthropology for Global Workers

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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