With this emphasis, you’ll investigate cultures and issues from various perspectives and disciplines. Through interdisciplinary courses students develop understanding, skills of interpretation and experiences of other cultures.


  • Courses incorporate perspectives from other disciplines: theology, geography, history, business, literature, music, political science, religion, sociology and Spanish languages and cultures.
  • Opportunities for cross-cultural immersion.

Career opportunities

This emphasis will prepare you for cross-cultural experiences of all kinds—travel, missions work, ministry—with an awareness and sensitivity that will help you bridge gaps. This emphasis can be added to various majors to round out and prepare you for a variety of fields of work.

Admission requirements

Intercultural Experience Requirement

Students have an opportunity to experience a culture other than that with which they are already familiar. This requirement may be satisfied by participating in one of the study abroad programs offered by the university, by completing an intercultural focus series or through an equivalent experience approved by the program director.

Language Requirement

Two semesters of language, or equivalent, in addition to general education requirements.