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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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about the program
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.
YOU WILL LEARN

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
Intercultural Studies
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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$44,750
average annual
$1,924,250
career average
$49k
Urban Minister
 
$98k
Pastor
 
$33k
Relief/Aid Worker
 
$48k
Missionary
 
$29k
Church Planter

Related Majors

History/ Government and Social Studies Education
Sociology
Psychology
Youth & Family Ministry
Music-Worship Arts
Ministry
Children and Family Ministry
Bible and Theology
Criminal Justice

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
MNU’s InterCultural Studies major teaches students to exegete culture, contextual the Gospel in engaging ways, and act out the mission of God.The accounting major prepares students for a career in one of the many branches of accounting—auditing, tax, corporate—or provides a solid foundation for a career in business.
DR. JACOB LETT
Associate Professor

success stories

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.

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