School of Religion



Centers and Ministries

Global Studies (B.S.)

Residential Program

Students majoring in Global Studies will develop the skills necessary for effective cross-cultural engagement.  This program prepares graduates to: communicate across cultures, cultivate healthy intercultural relationships, develop careers in both local and global settings, and understand the particular dynamics associated with living and working in an international context.  Students receive thorough training in Cultural Intelligence® which is sought by many leading multi-national corporations and non-profit organizations.  After extensive preparation through diverse courses, students apply what they have learned during a semester abroad Global Internship Experience.

Minor or Double Major

All Global Studies students are required to select a minor or a double major.

  • Adventure Leadership & Outdoor Ministries
  • Carpentry/Elec/HVAC/Masonry/Plumbing/Welding
  • Chinese/French/Spanish
  • Health Promotions
  • International Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Sport Outreach
  • TESL
  • Youth Ministries

Academic Information


Sampling of program courses:

  • Theology Survey I: THEO 201
  • Intercultural Communication and Engagement: GLST 220
  • Cultural Anthropology GLST 290
  • Inductive Bible Study: BIBL 350
  • World Religions: GLST 350
  • Career Preparation for Global Workers: GLST 385
  • Living Abroad: GLST 387
  • Ethnographic Research: GLST 388
  • Engaging Oral Communicators: GLST 390
  • Hermeneutics: BIBL 480
  • Ethnographic Research: GLST 388
  • Trends and Issues in Global Studies: GLST 490
  • Global Internship: GLST 499

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plans (DCP)

Career Opportunities

  • Refugee Work
  • Humanitarian Aid Work
  • Short-term/Long-term Field Personnel with Global Disciple-Making Organizations
  • Global opportunities in education/TESL/business/healthcare/communications/etc when combined with a double-major or minor in another discipline 
  • Global Mobilizer on a Church or Non-Profit Staff
  • Post-Graduate Studies in related fields