The Cross-Cultural Business Management degree at William Carey is a unique program which equips students with the necessary business skills to enter the private sector as well as the theological, missiological, and cultural knowledge necessary to be career missionaries. Topics covered in the program include Business and Economic Statistics, International Marketing, Global Supply Chain Management, Applied Anthropology, Theology, and more.

Program Overview


A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to obtain a B.S. or B.A. in Intercultural Studies. This involves core curriculum hours, 33 degree-specific hours, and hours required for the minor or double-major of the student’s choice. (Students are required to either double major or select a minor.)

The program can be completed in two to four years, depending on student’s previously earned hours.

Delivery Method

All classes for a degree in Intercultural Studies are delivered in-person at our Hattiesburg Campus.

Missions internships are completed with the ministry or missions partner of the student's choice, with faculty approval.

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective students must:

Meet all undergraduate admissions requirements of the University

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit official transcripts via eScript or mailed from the institution

Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 and a minimum score of 20 on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT

Required Classes

Classes in this program include: Intercultural Field Experience, Principles and Practices of Missions, Race, Culture, and the Church, Systematic Theology, World Religions, and Applied Anthropology for Missions.

To fulfill language requirements for a Bachelor of Arts, students may take 12 hours of a foreign language (i.e. Arabic, Spanish).

Career Outlooks

Students in the Intercultural Studies program are taught to faithfully exegete and communicate scripture, articulate biblical theology, and build relationships across cultural divides.

These skills will prepare you to engage in full-time mission work, or to bring the gospel message to your vocational mission field.

Popular Double Majors

  • Intercultural Studies and Nursing
  • Intercultural Studies and English
  • Intercultural Studies and Psychology

Students interested in Intercultural Studies and Business should explore our B.S.B. in Cross Cultural Business Management

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We would love the opportunity to help you prepare for whatever ministry God might call you into, while also helping you reach your professional goals.