B.S. in Global and Cultural Studies

School of Online Studies

Following the Great Commission

Crown’s Global + Cultural Studies online degree program prepares students to integrate Jesus-centered faith with practical and fruitful service among the least-reached peoples of the globe.

Graduates with a B.S. in Global and Cultural Studies from Crown College will be able to work in international business, humanitarian non-profit organizations, community development, and faith-based ministries in the U.S. or overseas.

Why study Global and Cultural studies at Crown?


Available elective credits


Week courses


Online program

I am applying what I am learning about cross-cultural communications and other studies to my current ministry context. The classes that I have taken consistently encourage me to step out of my comfort zone and expose myself to cultural environments separate from what I would consider “my normal.”

Critical thinking is encouraged as real-life examples are shared on both negative and positive ways to navigate loving and ministering to those from different cultural backgrounds and worldviews.

Ethan Esposito


Cross-Cultural Trainer
Global Affairs Coordinator
Global Marketing Assistant

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Dr. Darin Mather

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Preview of Courses

CM 3524 - Contextual & Missional Engagement

This course will prepare students to analyze the local and missional elements of their ministry surroundings. Students will be equipped to prioritize and engage in contextual ministry regardless of the location in which they find themselves. Special attention will be given to unreached peoples in multicultural and multigenerational environments around the block and around the world.

ICS 3620 - World Religions

An examination of the diverse beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions focusing on their historical backgrounds, texts, and cultural settings. Specific comparisons are made with Christian faith including apologetic approaches to non-Christian religions.

THE 3536 - Theology of Evangelism and Missions

Students will study the eternal destiny of believers and non-believers, a theology of biblical evangelism and missions, and principles for effective evangelism and missions culminating in the development of a biblical philosophy of evangelism and missions that will provide a framework for a lifestyle of participating in, and leading others toward, completing the Great Commission domestically and internationally.


Online education uses digital technology and the internet to deliver educational content. Our courses are built to be 8-week courses. Students can access lectures, assignments, and resources through our online platform, Canvas. Communication with instructors and peers often occurs through discussion forums, video conferencing, and email.
Requirements may vary, but generally, students need a reliable computer and internet connection.
Online exams and assessments can take various forms, including multiple-choice quizzes, essays, and timed exams. Most classes utilize discussion posts each week, due every Thursday. All of these are available on our online program Canvas.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum.

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