Intercultural Studies & World Missions

Associates of Applied Science (AAS) – 2 year degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – 4 year degree

  • On-campus degree
  • Online degree

Why choose Intercultural Studies & World Missions at GBSC?

The AAS degree is for laypeople who may be interested in short-term missionary work or in working with missionary organizations.

The BA degree prepares missionary candidates spiritually, academically, and practically for contemporary cross-cultural ministry abroad and at home thus helping to fulfill the Great Commission. Part of this degree, called a cognate, is intended to help the student develop skills that may be used on the mission field.

Our BA degree allows you to select a cognate from one of the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Teacher Education
  • Ministerial Education
  • Music Education
  • Theological Education

Students went off to be a

  • missionary in Mexico
  • English teacher in Mongolia and China
  • pastor in Northern Ireland
  • leader of Hispanic ministry in Indiana
  • inner-city mission church
  • Christian school teacher in Guatemala
  • youth worker in Ukraine

Associates of Applied Science (AAS) – 2 year degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – 4 year degree

  • On-campus degree
  • Online degree

Why choose Intercultural Studies & World Missions at GBSC?

The AAS degree is for laypeople who may be interested in short-term missionary work or in working with missionary organizations.

The BA degree prepares missionary candidates spiritually, academically, and practically for contemporary cross-cultural ministry abroad and at home thus helping to fulfill the Great Commission. Part of this degree, called a cognate, is intended to help the student develop skills that may be used on the mission field.

Our BA degree allows you to select a cognate from one of the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Teacher Education
  • Ministerial Education
  • Music Education
  • Theological Education

Students went off to be a

  • missionary in Mexico
  • English teacher in Mongolia and China
  • pastor in Northern Ireland
  • leader of Hispanic ministry in Indiana
  • inner-city mission church
  • Christian school teacher in Guatemala
  • youth worker in Ukraine

Sample Classes

AAS / BA

  • OT / NT Literature
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Principles & Problems of the Missionary Life
  • World Religions

BA

  • Mission Internship
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Historical Foundation of Missions
  • Current Issues & Methods of Missions

AAS Program Requirements

Minimum Program Credits

60 credits

General Education: 19 – 25
Bible & Theology: 15 (13 included below)
Program core: 27
Program electives: 7


Standard Completion Time

2 years

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BA Program Requirements

Minimum Program Credits

120 credits

General Education: 36 – 42
Bible & Theology: 30 (1 included below)
Program core: 21
Program electives: 9
Cognate: 18


Standard Completion Time

4 years

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Accreditation

We are accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). See why having both matters.

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