Intercultural Studies B.S.

School of Theology + Ministry

Pursuing the Great Commission

Crown’s B.S. degree in Intercultural Studies ensures students are well equipped to serve in a variety of ministry positions, either in the United States or another country. 

With a Intercultural Studies degree, students in the program will cover multiple specialty areas including ministry, evangelism, theology, scripture and more.

Why study Intercultural Studies at Crown?

Ministry Focused

Embrace God’s passion for reaching people of all cultures and languages, both in the U.S. as well as in other countries.

Vocational Flexibility

Serve in a variety of vocational ministry positions, not only cross-cultural.

Biblical Framework

This degree provides a solid biblical framework that they can use this degree in whichever profession they choose.

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


International Worker (overseas missionary)
Intercultural Director/Minister (cross-cultural ministry in the U.S.)
Vocational Church or Non-Profit Ministry

Preparation for Advanced Degrees

Master of Divinity
Master of Intercultural Leadership

Meet the Dean

Meet the Faculty


David Kindervater

Faculty-in-Residence, Intercultural Studies

Dr. Bill Kuhn

Dean, School of Theology + Ministry


Evangeline Kindervater

Faculty-in-Residence, Intercultural Studies

Jerry Kragt

Faculty-in-Residence, Director of Intercultural Studies

Preview of Courses

ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology

A foundational course in anthropology that places major emphasis on the concept of cultural variation in social construction and expression of the human experience. The course will prepare students for further studies in anthropology and culture through development of basic frameworks and research skills. The course is designed for a broad range of applications including professional and ministry contexts.

ICS 345X - Introduction to the Urban Context

The course presents an overview of major concepts needed for understanding of the special needs and opportunities present in population centers. Students will consider the urbanization of the world’s population, the sociological realities of the urban context, and will be introduced to the principles of Christian Community Development.

INT 410 - Intercultural Transitions Seminar

Students will reflect on their own cross-cultural experiences using intercultural transition theories. This consideration of the process of transitioning across cultures includes culture shock, intensity factors, individual processes of transitions, reentry.


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