The Humanities and Social Sciences Department recently built upon the importance of global themes and awareness by developing the new International Studies with a Concentration in Cross-Cultural Psychology B.A. The degree focuses on psychology from a Christ-centered inter-cultural perspective to provide students with the counseling and ministry skills to work around the globe—including closed-access countries.
At Crown, 23% of undergraduate students come from diverse cultures other than European-American. This new Cross-Cultural Psychology B.A. provides all students with opportunities to share differences and similarities in perspective, and to speak of their experiences at home and abroad. Students and faculty mentors work together cross-culturally, infusing learning with a love of Christ.
The required Christian studies core provides majors with a biblical foundation from which to think critically and act with sound ethics around the world. Electives allow students to tailor their degree to their academic interests. Internships, Christian service assignments, semesters abroad and an honors program provide students with practical opportunities for excellence.
Crown continues its mission of being “Globally Connected” by expanding the Humanities and Social Sciences Department to include this degree. Graduates of the program work on behalf of Christ in counseling, ministry, and in collaborating with others in faith-centered counseling and nonprofit programs globally.