What will I learn with a Intercultural Studies Degree?

Every Intercultural Studies graduate (major or minor) will be able to:
• Articulate the Christian faith in contrast with all other world religions.
• Distinguish between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world.
• Demonstrate the ability to apply and teach sacred Scripture old and new.
• Embrace the work of God in the cultural other through having had cross-cultural experience.

Why should I come to Barclay College for a Intercultural Studies Degree?

At Barclay College you will receive an education that prepares you for a vocation and the practical experience that prepares you for a variety of ministry opportunities. You’ll find a community that is invested in helping you find your personal calling and supports you through your spiritual journey.

What can I do with a Intercultural Studies degree?

Barclay College offers Intercultural Studies as a major or Bi-Vocational major that allows for a career path either solo or in concert with any missions’ agency of choice.

A minor in Intercultural Studies can be combined with every other degree offered by Barclay College — Business, Elementary Education, Psychology, Missions-Nursing, Criminal Justice, Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, Sports Management, Worship Arts, and Theology – to prepare you for ministry in whatever your chosen profession.

What is the career/job outlook?

Many have said of missions that it expresses the heart of God, and surely there is no greater task than to bring the message of hope in Jesus Christ to the world.

With a degree in Intercultural Studies, you are a candidate for a variety of mission-related positions: chaplaincy, cross-cultural evangelism, church planting & discipleship, inner-city work, refugee ministries, group home oversight, summer camp administration, homeless missions, justice work, etc.

What are alums of the program doing?

Graduates of Barclay College with a Intercultural Studies degree serve in missions leadership and administration, chaplaincy in prisons and hospitals cross-cultural church planting, inner-city ministries, refugee camps, and in education both in the public sector and abroad

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Arts: Missions

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Bible and Ministry Requirements*: (must earn a 2.5 GPA; no more than one D grade allowed)

29 hrs

Bible Concentration

20 hrs

BI205 Bible Study Methods

3

NT102 New Testament Survey

3

OT101 Old Testament Survey

3

TH300 Teachings of Friends

3

TH302 Doctrine of Holiness

2

OT Elective (OT252, 322, 333, or 351)

3

NT Elective (NT211, 241, 362, or 356)

3

Foundations for Ministry

9 hrs

CM104 Personal Evangelism Seminar

1

MI208 Intercultural Ministry

3

SL101 Spiritual Formation I

3

WA101 Introduction to Worship

2

General Education Requirements:

33 hrs

Communication

9 hrs

EN100 College Writing

3

EN200 Research and Writing

3

SP200 Fundamentals of Speech

3

Humanities

8 hrs

LI200 Introduction to Literature

3

PH100 Critical Thinking

2

PH205 Introduction to Philosophy

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

6 hrs

PY100 General Psychology

3

Social Science Elective

3

Science and Mathematics

7 hrs

Math Elective

3

Science Elective+Lab

4

Additional Requirements

12 hrs

BC199 Orientation for Success at BC

1

3 hours chosen from literature (LI), Juniors Global (JG), or social sciences

3

Unrestricted electives (students often fulfill these hours, partially or completely, through 1-hr courses, such as sports or music lessons)

8

Professional Ministry Courses (must earn a 2.5 GPA; no D grades allowed)

39 hrs

CM225 Ecclesiology

3

CM307 Ministry Leadership and Administration

3

CM402 Senior Forum

1

MI217 Missionary Principles and Practices

3

MI316 World Religions and Ideologies

3

MI223 Cultural Anthropology

3

MI322 Church Planting and Evangelism

3

MI392 Area Study

2

MI399 Practicum

3

MI425 Contextualization of Theology

3

PM313 Homiletics I

3

PM412 Counseling for Christian Leaders

3

PY242 Interpersonal Relations

3

SL202 Spiritual Formation II

3

Additional Bible/Theology:

18 hrs

BI306 Hermeneutics

3

NT201 Using New Testament Greek I

3

NT202 Using New Testament Greek II

3

TH205 Basic Beliefs

2

TH304 Apologetics

2

TH333 Theology of Missions

2

3 hours NT, OT, or TH Electives

3

Barclay’s Intercultural Studies degree prepared me culturally for work in China in teaching English as a second language, for ministry amongst the terminally ill as a hospital chaplain, and currently as the head chaplain amongst a religiously diverse population of prison inmates.”

Jesse Waller

Chaplain, Topeka Correctional Facility
2014, B.S. Missions

Have questions about the Intercultural Studies Degree?

Kevin Mortimer

Chair of Intercultural Studies

M.A. Friends University
B.A. Barclay College

Career Outlook

Prepares you for

  • Chaplaincy
  • Cross-cultural evangelism
  • Church planting & discipleship
  • Inner-city work
  • Refugee ministries
  • Group home oversight
  • Summer camp administration
  • Homeless missions

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