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Related Minors

  • Humanities: Cross-Cultural
  • History
  • Cross-Cultural Studies

Degree Overview

If you want to engage people effectively in the global marketplace, Cross-Cultural Studies is designed for you. This broad program provides a solid foundation in the full spectrum of liberal arts courses, but also provides specific courses in cross-cultural communication, linguistics, comparative worldviews, cultural anthropology, and other globally-applicable topics. With a goal toward specialization in graduate studies, this program gives you a foundation for working in personal and professional environments that are international and multicultural.

Potential Careers*

  • International business
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Social services
  • Missions
  • Linguistics
  • Cross-cultural healthcare
  • Intercultural marketing

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

Cross-Cultural Studies Program Outcomes

A graduate of Maranatha Baptist University in Cross-Cultural Studies will be equipped to:

  • Understand the dynamics of culture sufficiently to adapt to a new environment.
  • Understand and apply principles of cross-cultural communication with people of another culture.
  • Describe and contrast proper missions theology and philosophy with inferior forms.
  • List and assess strategies for church development in a cross-cultural setting.