International Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts
Prepare to make a difference in the most important global issues of our day. A strong foundation of resilient faith and self-understanding allows students to pursue excellence in sustained relationships, civic engagement and community development across cultures. Students examine their own culture, develop intercultural competence and consider how to effect change in complex environments.
One of the dynamic strengths of this interdisciplinary degree is the presence of students pursuing cross-disciplinary studies, bringing insights from business, humanities, ministry studies, and psychology into common discussion.
International Studies Concentrations:
…with a Concentration in Community Development
This program provides an interdisciplinary base for initiating and sustaining community development, domestically and internationally. Students learn to apply intercultural competence toward high-quality, community-centered development. Includes a semester of off-campus global service-learning.
…with a Concentration in Cross-Cultural Ministry
This program is designed for students who seek to engage the realities of life and ministry in the globalized world while maintaining a connection to traditional missions ministries. Students can also pursue a minor in cross-cultural ministry or another ministry field. Includes a semester of off-campus global service-learning.
…with a Concentration in Cross-Cultural Psychology
This program is designed for students entering people-oriented fields that demand the intersection of intercultural and psychological literacy and competence. Includes a semester of off-campus global service-learning or studying abroad.
…with a Concentration in Humanities
This program enables students to explore areas of personal interest in the international and cross-cultural contexts. This concentration also works well for students pursuing a minor in a humanities field, such as English, history or social sciences. Includes a semester of off-campus global service-learning or studying abroad.
…with a Concentration in International Business
This program is designed to pair core business competence with a strong knowledge of intercultural and international principles necessary for success in the global economy. Students have the option to add a business administration minor. Includes a semester of off-campus global service-learning.