B.A. World and Intercultural Studies

Major Minor Teaching Endorsement

In today’s globalized world, the ability to understand and navigate cultural differences is an increasingly valuable skill. World and intercultural studies majors are global thinkers. They look at the connections between nations and peoples and the trends that shape our lives, then promote pathways that foster peaceful and fruitful relationships around the globe. Wherever in the world God leads you, a major in world and intercultural studies from Concordia University, Nebraska can help you get there. 

At Concordia Nebraska, you will receive a core of world and intercultural studies courses to give you an overview of the world around us, by exploring the global nature of communication, culture, geography, religions, health, literature and history. You can then focus your study on your area of interest:  

  • intercultural ministry 
  • language studies 
  • regional studies or 
  • societal and global topics 

so, you are prepared to effectively serve in international and cross-cultural ministries, businesses or missions. 

World and Intercultural Studies Courses

120 credit hours
97% career outcome rate1
12:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Gain immersive experiences with global cultures! 

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Program Highlights


The world and intercultural studies program at Concordia University, Nebraska prepares students for vocations in service to people here and abroad. They are equipped to share their Christian faith and life in meaningful ways with people here or around the world in need of physical, emotional and spiritual hope. 

Serve Abroad 

Studying, learning and growing goes beyond just your classes and experiences on campus. Serving abroad equips you with global life skills that no book or classroom can match. Concordia offers many different national and international mission trips to places like Guatemala, China, Haiti and Ethiopia so you can share God’s love while serving the world and discovering a different culture.  

Learn more at cune.edu/serveabroad. 

Study Abroad 

Some of your most memorable learning experiences in college will take place outside the classroom. At Concordia, you can go on study tours, experience service-learning opportunities and earn global internships to promote your intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth. 

Learn more at cune.edu/studyabroad. 

Mission-Minded Students 

The purpose of the Mission Minded Students group is to promote missions - including awareness, support and involvement in mission organizations and opportunities - for Concordia students. Mission-Minded Students hosts student missions in locations such as Alaska, Africa, Guatemala, China, Poland and Uruguay, among others. 


As experts in world and intercultural studies, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom. 

Meet the faculty

Meet our students

Dylan Pierquin
Dylan Pierquin
Brussels, Belgium

I feel the need to be of some kind of help in some places around the world where people aren’t as fortunate as I am. I know that the world and intercultural studies major and the classes I take will help me fulfill that hope.


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A world and intercultural studies program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Competently use intercultural models to analyze similarities and differences between cultures (ethnic, racial, gender, social class and other minority and national identities) and their interactions. 
  • Develop problem-solving skills as they relate to the ability to effectively communicate with and relate to others from various cultural or national backgrounds. 
  • Recognize, understand and utilize multidisciplinary concepts, theories and perspectives as applied to intragroup and intergroup relationships and situations. 
  • Develop the knowledge, attitude and commitment to function and interact effectively in intercultural and global situations. 

History, Geography, Intercultural Studies and Modern Languages Minors

  • American Sign Language  
  • English as a Second Language  
  • Geography  
  • Geospatial Technology  
  • History  
  • Mandarin  
  • Missional Leadership  
  • Spanish  
  • World and Intercultural Studies 

Career Outcomes


  • Work in underdeveloped areas or regions 
  • Spread the Gospel of Jesus and encourage others to learn more about Christianity 

Foreign Service Officer 

  • Promote peace, support prosperity and protect American citizens 
  • Advance the interests of the U.S. abroad 

English as a Second Language Teacher 

  • Instruct students whose first language isn’t English in reading, writing and conversing effectively 
  • Help students approach English from a real-life perspective, focusing on conversational or job-related communication skills 


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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.