Intercultural Studies, B.A.

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Do you desire to gain skills in ministering or working among diverse nationalities and cultures? If so, the Intercultural Studies major might be just what you're looking for. The program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and character needed for effective transformational work in international and/or urban settings. You will learn how to understand and interpret cross-cultural social contexts and apply Christian truth in ways appropriate to a variety of settings.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



Why Earn an Intercultural Studies Degree from PBA?

You will learn from faculty with years of experience in intercultural studies, and will be prepared to begin your own journey in international ministry. Gain biblical, theological, historical, and cultural knowledge that is appropriate for an individual in the field of intercultural work and/or ministry.

You will build character to support your life in the field of intercultural work and ministry.

What Can You Do with an Intercultural Studies Degree?

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The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry skills.

As a student majoring in any of the undergraduate programs offered in the School of Ministry, you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you to positively impact lives.

  • Gain specialized training in ministry
  • Experience spiritual growth with a deeper understanding of God and His Word
  • Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field service activities
  • And travel on any of PBA’s more than 20 annual mission trips

“My time at PBA taught me what grit is and how necessary it is to ‘make it’ in life. I grew in my faith, I made lifelong friendships, and I was prepared for the exponentially increased pace of life once school was over.”

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What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Leadership in Global Missions and Humanitarian Organizations
  • Multi-National Corporate Leadership
  • Leadership in International Policy Analysis

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

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Related Programs

Intercultural Studies, B.A. + Global Development, M.S. (3+2)

Do you desire to gain skills in ministering to diverse nationalities and cultures? How about truly making a brighter world? The program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and character needed for effective transformational work in international and/or urban settings giving you the foundation with a multi-disciplinary approach to study, coupled with a classroom that spans the world.

Intercultural studies students sit under an umbrella on campus.

Intercultural Studies, Minor

Blend core ministry courses with courses in cultural competence, world religions, and missions—plus your choice of electives—for 21-credit-hour undergraduate minor in intercultural studies.

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Intercultural Studies, B.A. + Master of Divinity, M.Div. (3+2)

You've heard God's call and are eager to answer. At Palm Beach Atlantic University, we are eager to help prepare you for the great journey the Lord has in store for you. Our mission is to equip students just like you to fulfill their calling and make a difference for the kingdom of God.