Dec 08, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Intercultural Studies, B.A.

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day)

120 Credit Hours

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

1.  Demonstrate knowledge (biblical, theological, historical, and/or cultural) appropriate for an individual in the field of intercultural work and/or ministry.

2.  Develop skills appropriate for an individual in the field of intercultural work and/or ministry.

3.  Demonstrate character appropriate for an individual in the field of intercultural work and/or ministry.

Graduation Requirements

Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Global Studies requirement is fulfilled through another course in this major. Only 40 of the 43 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) program will still be required for the completion of this program.

As part of the remaining 40 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) requirements, students must elect to complete MLS 4063 - Church in Society  from the Social Science menu.

Intercultural Studies Major - 42 Credit Hours

Additional Required Credit Hours - 38 Credit Hours

These additional hours may be fulfilled by a minor, second major, general electives taken concurrently, previous coursework taken at PBA or through transfer credits.


No more than one-third of a student’s required credits for a major or a minor in the School of Ministry may come from transfer or transient credits.

Students seeking early graduate admission (EGA) to PBA’s Master of Divinity or M.Div./MBA Degree must meet all the requirements for their School of Ministry major, in addition to completing the Faith, Roots, and Reason core for all majors. For students accepted for EGA, up to thirty-five (35) graduate hours can be applied toward the completion of the B.A. degree.

Students seeking to double major in Intercultural Studies and Business Administration, BA may substitute BUSV 4713 - Internship in Business for MLS 4713 - Practicum in Ministry and six(6) credit hours from Business Administration major for the six(6) credit hours of Intercultural Studies Elective Courses.