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The Bachelor of Science in

Bible/Theology and Intercultural Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Intercultural Studies is a four-year program designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Bible and equip them for effective cross-cultural ministry. The program includes intensive study in three academic areas: Bible/theology, general education, and intercultural studies.



Mr. Joel Hernandez



Program Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology major outcomes, the student will:

  1. develop a biblical perspective of cross-cultural ministry
  2. develop an understanding of the basic elements of culture.
  3. develop an awareness of his or her responsibility as a Christian in a multi-cultural world.
  4. understand the adjustments inherent in cross-cultural ministries.
  5. develop an awareness of contemporary issues and trends in world missions and evaluate these issues with a view to more effective ministry.
  6. understand the historical development of missions and the specific role played by brethren missions.
  7. learn how to apply church planting and church growth principles in diverse and cross-cultural situations for the purpose of planting a new church or reviving a struggling one.
  8. gain practical experience in integrating learning in knowledge, skill, and character areas through a semester-long internship and a variety of other opportunities.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Prior to the sophomore year, declare a major in Bible and Theology and Intercultural Studies.
  3. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Intercultural Studies program.  The application procedure includes completion of a formal application.  After the application has been received, the Intercultural Studies faculty will review it.  Their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
  4. During the spring semester of the sophomore year, make application for the Intercultural Studies internship program.
  5. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.

Intercultural Studies Degree Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 127.5 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 64 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
    • Bible/Theology (39 credits)
      • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
      • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
      • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
      • Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
      • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
      • Hermeneutics (BT 250)
      • Theology 1 (BT 205)
      • Theology 2 (BT 210)
      • Theology 3 (BT 305)
      • Theology 4 (BT 310)
      • Acts/Paul (BT 334)
      • Apologetics (BT 350)
      • Bible and Theology Electives
    • Educational Ministries (2 credits)
      • Teaching Bible (EM 221)
    • Inter-Area Studies (4.5 credits)
      • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
      • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-402/3)
      • Chapel Attendance (IAS 104/5-404/5)
    • Intercultural Studies (42 credits)
      • History of Missions (ICS 106)
      • Missions and Evangelism 1 (ICS 104)
      • Missions and Evangelism 2 (ICS 214)
      • Missionary Life & Work (ICS 212)
      • Church Planting and Growth (ICS 310)
      • Cross-Cultural Communication (ICS 330)
      • Issues in Missions (ICS 451)
      • Urban Ministries (ICS 461)
      • Cross-Cultural Internship (ICS 422)
      • Context Studies Elective
      • ICS Elective
    • Humanities (18 credits)
      • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
      • English Composition (ENG 101)
      • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
      • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview* (PH 106)
      • Comparative Religions (REL 308)
      • Humanities Elective
    • Social Sciences (12 credits)
      • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 103)
      • Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132)
      • Cultural Anthropology (SOC 314)
      • Social Science Elective
    • Natural Sciences (10 credits)
      • Introduction to Human Biology (SCI 241)
      • Introduction to Human Biology Lab (SCI 242)
      • College Mathematics (MAT 140)
      • Math or Science Elective

*meets Bible-Related requirement


Award: Bachelor of Science