intercultural studies

bachelor of science or bachelor of arts

points of distinction:

  • the intercultural studies degree program prepares students to go into all the world and be christian servant leaders.
  • graduates of this program lay the groundwork for a lifetime of cross-cultural service.
  • students prepare the heart and mind for the most difficult, challenging, and exciting life imaginable.
  • this degree focuses on the global needs of justice, commitment to the poor, long term community development, sustainability, and cross-cultural discipleship.
  • students in this program are able to serve christ with cultural intelligence and christian humility.

possible careers:

  • missionary
  • bible translator
  • language teacher
  • professor
  • community engagement
  • mobilization minister
  • human resources
  • urban ministry administrator
  • director of a faith-based organization
  • missional community leader
  • director of a nonprofit organization

for additional information, see the catalog. this program can also be a dual minor in conjunction with another christian ministry dual minor.

my journey

the intercultural studies degree program brings to life the reality that god loves the nations.

k. voorhees, 2019 graduate

intercultural studies degree program breakdown

all 4- and 2-year degrees at boise bible college are built around three components: general education, bible major, ministry program.

it is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

general studies (1 credit)
  • bible college navigator
language and communication (18 credits)
  • public speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
  • greek basics 1-3 (only for bachelor of arts degrees)
philosophy (8 credits)
  • christian ethics
  • christian apologetics
  • introduction to philosophy, logic, or worldviews
history (6 credits)
  • survey of church history
  • church history (choose one of three sections)
math/science (choose 3 credits)
  • personal finances
  • theory of intelligent design
social science (choose 3 credits*)
  • cultural anthropology
  • general psychology
  • sociology
guided electives (3 credits)
  • american sign language
  • recent american history
  • introduction to literature
  • american literature
  • classics of christian literature
  • music history and appreciation
  • sociology
electives (7 credits)
  • general electives (may not include bible, theology, or ministry courses)
  • open electives (may include any course offered)
bible (25 credits)
  • journey through the bible
  • new testament introduction
  • old testament introduction
  • acts of the apostles
  • life of christ (choose two of three sections)
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • history of israel
  • romans
  • greek exegesis 1-2 (only for bachelor of arts degrees)
theology (16 credits)
  • survey of bible doctrine
  • biblical interpretation and resources
  • restoration movement principles
  • origin and nature of the bible
  • historical theology
  • advanced bible doctrine 
bible or theology electives (3 credits)
christian ministries core (24 credits)
  • christian life
  • introduction to vocational ministries
  • sophomore seminar
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • principles of instruction
  • Organization & Administration
  • communicating biblical truth or introduction to preaching
  • foundations for spiritual growth
  • women in ministry or life in ministry
  • christian leadership
  • senior capstone
  • contextual ministry
intercultural studies core (12 credits)
  • contemporary missions survey
  • missionary life and skills
  • survey of world religions
  • language skills
  • missionary history and strategy
  • partnership development
guided electives (4 credits)
  • cross-cultural missions
  • interpersonal communication
  • team dynamics
  • pastoral counseling
  • hermeneutics of preaching
  • advanced preaching
  • seminar experience (with approval)
internship (4 credits)

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