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Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies – Missiology

About the B.A. in Intercultural Studies – Missiology Degree

Cedarville’s intercultural studies – missiology major will prepare you for a variety of cross-cultural focused careers. You will cultivate a deeper commitment to global missions as you gain knowledge of contemporary global issues, past and present missions thinking and practice, as well as opportunities and challenges to doing missions in today’s world. You will also learn how to understand other cultures and how to minister effectively in another culture.

Why Study Intercultural Studies – Missiology at Cedarville?

Intercultural Studies – Missiology Program Highlights

Broad — Program includes core biblical and theological studies courses as well as intercultural studies requirements, giving you a strong knowledge of the Bible and how to apply it in cross-cultural ministry.

Customizable — By adding a required minor, you can customize your degree to fit your ministry interests and goals.

Missions experience — A required hands-on missions internship experience is included in the program.

Liberal arts approach — You will take core general education courses taught from a biblical worldview. This liberal arts approach will prepare you to have a broader impact for Christ and give you expertise in various fields that will enhance your platform for ministry.

What Can I Do With Intercultural Studies – Missiology?

As a graduate of Cedarville’s intercultural studies – missiology degree program, you will be prepared for a variety of ministry roles, including:

  • Bible teacher
  • Camp director
  • Christian education director
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Missionary

Graduate schools, professional schools, and seminaries welcome our graduates.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

As you’re pursuing your intercultural studies – missiology degree, your coursework will be complemented by the following cocurricular opportunities.

Global Outreach — Cedarville’s Global Outreach department offers students opportunities to participate in cross-cultural ministry opportunities.

Study Abroad — Cedarville’s Study Abroad department offers students opportunities to spend a semester overseas, studying and learning about other cultures.

Student organizations — Cedarville offers many ministry and service organizations that help develop character and ministry skills. Many Bible faculty members serve as advisers for these organizations, and students are encouraged to take full advantage of them. The School of Biblical and Theological Studies sponsors:

  • Chi Delta Nu, an organization that provides encouragement to students entering youth ministry through prayer, fellowship, and service.
  • Alpha Sigma, an organization devoted to promoting critical thinking through philosophical and theological inquiry into issues central to the biblical worldview and contemporary culture.

Internships — When you are ready to move into full-time ministry, there is no substitute for hands-on experience. An internship is the best way to gain valuable experience and build relationships. Students from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies have completed internships with:

  • Athletes in Action
  • Echoing Hills Village
  • Far Hills Community Church
  • Kids Alive International - Dominican Republic
  • Living Waters Bible Camp
  • Phoenix Fellowship Baptist Church - Durban, South Africa
  • Scioto Hills Camp and Retreat Center
  • TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) - Antalya, Turkey

God Revealed Apologetics Conference

Dr. Dan DeWitt invites you to God Revealed, Cedarville's annual apologetics conference. This year's speaker is Dr. R. Albert Mohler, who Time magazine once called the leading intellect among evangelicals.

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Cedarville University Global Outreach

The Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ advances all over the world as Cedarville students live out the reality of the Gospel. Explore our CUGO site to see stories that show how.

Dr. Chris Miller's OT Literature Class

Bible Minor Class Videos Available for Free Online

Dr. Chris Miller's OT Literature class is the first one offered.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 96% of 2018 graduates from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Helping Parents Answer Tough Questions About God

Dr. Dan DeWitt's book helps parents begin conversations about why they believe in God.

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Reviving an Endangered Indigenous Language

Student recording lessons given to Spanish-speaking children who are learning their heritage language.

Warren Wiersbe

Archiving Wiersbe Sermons for the World to Hear

Messages from the Pastor's Pastor when he led Moody Church will be available online.

Rufus Mathew at the United Nations for Model UN Competition

Rufus Mathew Goes to the United Nations

Computer science student one of only 18 students selected for a prestigious summer internship.

Program Faculty

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Jason Lee, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies, Professor of Theological Studies

  • Location BTS 235
  • Phone 937-766-7674
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Randy McKinion, Ph.D.

Assistant Academic Vice President, Associate Professor of Old Testament

  • Location FH 223 B
  • Phone 937-766-7986
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Intercultural Studies – Missiology Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take intercultural, biblical and theological, and ministry studies courses, as well as adding a required minor.

Sample courses:
  • Contemporary World Missions
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog