Intercultural Studies

Do you have a heart for the nations? Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, is a great place to stoke that fire. In the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies degree, you'll be trained for the mind, heart, and soul that are so important to mission service. You'll learn from professors who have many years of mission field experience, meet Visiting Intercultural Professors from all over the world, be trained to live in a cross-cultural setting, serve on a field internship with experienced missionaries and organizations, and discover teachable principles about God’s heart for the nations. 

Intercultural Studies students are prepared to:


  • serve overseas as a missionary.
  • work in a parachurch missions organization.
  • serve as a missions pastor on a church staff.


Courses in this Degree

Foundations for Christian Mission


Intercultural Studies Internship

Global Outreach & the Church

History of the World Christian Movement

Practical Issues in Intercultural Life

Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service

Women in Intercultural Life

World Religions

Culture Codes & Behaviors

International Student Ministry

Faculty Contact

Professor Brice Wurdeman

"Come and learn the heart of God for this world by engaging His Word and preparing for cross-cultural service in the Master's harvest field."

Email Professor Brice Wurdeman

Possible Job Opportunities


Missions Organization Home Office Worker

Justice Ministries Worker

Medical Ministries Home Office Worker

Compassion-Based Minister

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