Intercultural Studies (BS)
Through biblical and professional training, prepare to work effectively in cross-cultural contexts within the United States and around the world.
Why Intercultural Studies?
Our world is becoming increasingly more globalized, necessitating the need for culturally competent workers who can bridge the gap and serve in a variety of contexts. Enter the Intercultural Studies major: a program that lays an interdisciplinary foundation of Bible, theology, sociology, and psychology for the purpose of making students more effective in their work in globalized environments. Students are prepared to adjust to life and work in a different culture, to work in teams, and to live out their Christian calling in culturally appropriate ways.
Intercultural Studies at Cairn
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Required Credits: 120
PHI 301 Philosophy
MIS 422 Team Building
HE 302 Bib Persp Contemp Issues
THE 311 The Triune God
MIS 453 Persp World Christian Mvmt
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An Affordable Education
While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey. You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.
Meet Our Faculty
Dr. Hurst teaches several Bible courses at Cairn, including The Gospels and Intro to Bible. Beyond teaching courses, Dr. Hurst stays involved on campus through mentorship with students as well as his advisory position with the Student Cultural Association.
Dr. Hurst and his wife, Barbara Hurst ’19, have been married 39 years and have two grown children, along with four grandchildren.
Dr. Matt McAlack teaches Bible, theology, psychology, and youth and family ministry.
Since 1996, Dr. McAlack has also directed JAM (Junior High Adventures in Ministry), a ministry and evangelism training event for middle schoolers at Cairn University.
In addition to serving at Cairn, Dr. McAlack has also served as a youth pastor and pastor of English ministry, as well as a speaker at conferences and retreats. Currently, he and his wife Michele lead the Youth Ministry and Outreach at Calvary Baptist Church in Bristol Pennsylvania.