The ability to identify and navigate cultural differences and similarities is an important skill to foster especially as today’s world becomes increasingly globalized. Whether you are drawn to international development, education, or any other fields, Southern California State University’s Intercultural Studies major is designed to equip students with the necessary tools and training that are central to succeeding in various crosscultural contexts. This is a 3-year program.

Admission to the Program

Applicants must present:
1) An official High School Diploma or an official transcript from each college and university attended.
2) A completed Application for Admission form.
3) SAT/ACT Scores
4) For international students: Proof of proficiency in the English language. Students must produce results of a TOEFL score of at least 500 paperbased (173 Computerized) (60 internet based) or pass the University’s English exam.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies, students will be able to successfully:
Demonstrate integrative knowledge and skill across contributing fountains of history, linguistics, social science, and theology to work and function in various settings.
Demonstrate integrative in order to develop Biblically centered responses toward crosscultural problems.
Demonstrate can use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve issues which may arise
Articulate and practice the important mandate given by Christ to make disciples of all nations.

Requirement for the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies Degree (180 Quarter units)

In order to complete an undergraduate degree, a student must:
1) Satisfactorily complete the required courses listed below.
2) Maintain a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

All students are required to take the total of 180 quarter units of the courses as follows:

General Education Course Units 69
Program Core Course Units 75
Elective Course Units 39
Total 180