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Intercultural Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
INTERCULTURAL STUDIES lays the foundation to share God’s love with those who are different from you—across ethnic, language and national barriers.
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Intercultural Studies prepares you for overseas missions, ministry to immigrant groups or underrepresented populations in a domestic setting, or work within Christian organizations that respond to needs across cultural lines.

This major emphasizes an immersive educational approach where students will have opportunities for intercultural experiences in overseas or domestic settings.

  • an intercultural experience in an overseas or domestic multi-cultural setting
  • a practical study in a local church or Christian organization
  • students with membership in the Church of the Nazarene may also participate in the Ministerial Student Internship Program (MSIP), which requires field service each semester
Scholarships Available

There are many scholarship opportunities for Intercultural Studies majors. Ministry students have the potential of receiving roughly $20,000 in financial assistance over four years, significantly minimizing debt and easing the transition into ministry.

  • All freshmen receive $1250 their first semester and another $1250 scholarship once they pass the Introduction to Ministry course
  • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for the Ministry Student Internship Program ($4500-$7500/year)
  • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for the General Ministry Scholarships ($500-$3000/year)
Potential Careers
  • Urban Minister
  • Pastor
  • Compassionate Ministries Director
  • Missionary
  • Church Planter
  • Relief/Aid Worker
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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career average
Urban Minister
Relief/Aid Worker
Church Planter

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
Graduates of the Christian Ministry and Formation department fulfill varied positions in pursuit of building the Kingdom of God. At MNU, professors are mentors, advisors, and colleagues helping students seek and confirm the call to serve.
DR. Christina Bohn

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As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.