Intercultural Studies

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Arts in intercultural studies prepares you for both domestic and global cross-cultural Christian ministry. This program offers a versatile education involving intercultural dynamics and coursework that trains you for ordained ministry in culturally diverse settings.

Program Benefits

  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and jobs available in the exciting Nashville market.


What to Expect

Trevecca’s intercultural studies program is perfect if you feel a calling toward a career in international relations or ministry in a culturally diverse setting. This unique program allows you to complete intercultural training and coursework while also being prepared for ordained ministry with foundational courses in Bible, theology, church and mission history and practical ministry. 

Your degree also covers topics like learning new languages and cultures, becoming a culturally appropriate leader and resolving cross-cultural conflict. You’ll be able to tailor your education to align with your individual passions and goals when you supplement your major with one of the following minors: English language learner; information technology; entrepreneurship and small business management; or social work.

With the broad and balanced education you receive with this degree, you’ll be prepared for both domestic and global cross-cultural Christian ministry. Your knowledge of intercultural dynamics will also give you tools for cultural engagement and creative access and will enable you to pursue roles that offer bivocational support to your ministry.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, we believe that God has a unique plan and purpose for your life. So we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your intercultural studies degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you and your goals.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Career Opportunities

With a degree in intercultural studies, you’ll be ready for a variety of roles in which knowledge of cross-cultural dynamics is essential. More specifically, you’ll be prepared for positions like these:

    • Missionary
    • Pastor
    • Multicultural ministry leader
    • Church planter
    • Ethnographer
    • Researcher
    • Refugee/immigrant resettlement worker

Your degree can also position you to continue with graduate studies in a number of fields.

“Before I even graduated, I got a job to teach English in Thailand as a missionary. I will be using my language skills while making friends and Christ-like disciples.

Ingrid Kiper Trevecca graduate