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Intercultural Studies

Preparing to serve the Lord abroad or in a different cultural setting in this country? Consider the Intercultural Studies major offered by the School of Christian Ministries. This major draws from several academic areas to provide the best training for international and cross-cultural service.

At the University of Mobile, you'll find a bold commitment to the trustworthiness of the Bible and to the Baptist Faith and Message of 2000. This underlies a rigorous academic program that offers you seminary-level courses such as apologetics, Biblical archaeology, Hebrew or Greek.

You will learn from professors seasoned through years of ministry, whose concern for your intellectual development is balanced with a concern for your spiritual growth. Faculty will not only raise the tough questions, but help you find adequate answers. University of Mobile professors will challenge you to "love the Lord with all your mind" as you grow into an evangelical scholar.

Wherever God is calling you to serve, the School of Christian Ministries will prepare you to serve Him with your best talents. And, with so many ways to practice your faith, it is easy to make friends who will provide support and accountability for a lifetime.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies is an interdisciplinary degree, offering instruction and training in apologetics, biblical studies, cross-cultural communications, foreign language, global geography, health & community hygiene, international relations, theology, and world religions, as well as specialized courses including Islam and Responses to Genocide. Students are encouraged to identify a second major, a minor or supporting areas that will equip them to make a contribution to the culture in which they serve and perhaps provide a livelihood.

To print a copy of the Intercultural Studies advisement checksheet, go here.

For more information, contact Dr. Doug Wilson, Dean, School of Christian Ministries.

Career Opportunities

With a major in Intercultural Studies from the University of Mobile's School of Christian Ministries, you may choose to:

  • Go on for further study to earn either a M.Div. or a Ph.D. in a related discipline
  • Serve a local church as pastor or staff member responsible for community, national or international mission engagement
  • Move into a career in missions with the International Mission Board (SBC) or some other mission-sending agency
  • Serve as a bi-vocational minister by earning a second major or a minor useful in secular employment
  • Teaching conversational English on university campuses in many nations of the world
  • Serve as a customer service specialist in a multinational company
  • Go to work writing/editing international publications