B.A., Intercultural Studies + Master of Science, Global Development (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. Your light develops and grows as you acquire the skills of an economist, policy expert, entrepreneur, philosopher and theologian.  So a brighter you will be ready to shine, and know how to create sustainable development that lifts us all and causes real-world change.


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Organized foreign fieldwork which is tailored to the career trajectories that the graduate student desires to attain. Curriculum that includes a broad spectrum of skills from many disciplines which contribute to a well-rounded preparation for employment in the international development industry. This includes:

  • Cultural studies
  • Business skills
  • Policy
  • Strategic planning
  • Grant writing
  • Threat assessment
  • Social scientific research
  • And more!

This degree prepares graduate students to attain leadership positions in:

  • International governmental
  • Non-governmental
  • Private sector initiatives.

This includes:

  • Well-known international philanthropic entities
  • The activities of the US State Department 
  • United nations, and the many contractors utilized to fulfill contracts for services that these engage in. 

Your School

Nine distinctive schools are part of PBA. Classes related to this major will be focused here. 

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Your Faculty

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