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Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies

One of the hallmarks of our tradition of training ministry leaders for 80 years is our commitment to equipping missionaries to serve around the world. We have sent missionaries to almost every continent (except Antarctica). Expand your reach by picking up a second language. All Intercultural Studies majors take at least 14 credits hours of a foreign language.They left SEU with the training essential to become effective witnesses and servants to the lost and hurting. Our faculty members have also spent years in the mission field and are committed to passing on their knowledge and passion to our students. In addition to our long history, we have a thriving mission ministry currently in place on campus. Every year, hundreds of students participate in dozens of trips to countries such as Zambia, Cambodia, India, Kenya and more for life-changing experiences, both for our students and for the people they serve. We also partner with local organizations to feed the homeless, mentor kids and meet other needs in the community.

Begin making a difference around the world through our Destinations missions ministry. In 2014–2015, nearly 500 SEU students, faculty and staff participated in 52 mission trips and committed over 50,000 hours of their time to being God’s hands and feet to the broken and hurting.

Program Details

43 hours of major core
55 hours of general education
14 hours of foreign language
18 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 130

Sample Core Courses

  • Missionary Life and Work (MISS 2533) — A study of the missionary motive, objective, call, qualifications, and preparation of missionary candidates; spiritual and cultural life of the missionary on the field; the administration of missions at home and abroad; and methods used in planting indigenous churches. This course requires careful study of and reflection upon the appropriate biblical texts.
  • World Views and Mission Strategy (MISS 3303) — An investigation of humanity and various worldviews from a missionary perspective. Various dimensions of people groups and sub-systems are examined as they relate to the world as a whole and as a tool for developing effective missions strategy. This course requires careful study of and reflection upon the appropriate biblical texts.
  • History of Missions (MISS 2633) — A historical survey of missions, noting the problems and challenges of church expansion. Attention is given to the history, development and spread of the Gospel to every continent. This course requires careful study of and reflection upon the appropriate biblical texts.
  • Theology of Missions (MISS 3333) — An introduction to the theology of the Christian mission in the Old Testament and a study of the responsibility of the individual, the pastor and the church in its implementation. This course requires careful study of and reflection upon the appropriate biblical texts.