distance education programs:
Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies (BAIS)
Four Year Program (129 Credits)
Prairie’s Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies program will equip you to do the following:
Your BAIS degree will prepare you to work in a variety of cross-cultural settings including overseas missions, ministries with immigrant or diverse ethnic groups and international students. Whether your involvement focuses on missions, education, communications, recreation, politics, or church ministry, you will be better prepared to contribute effectively with Christ’s global Church. Depending on your choice of specialization you may wish to pursue an MA in Intercultural Studies, Missiology, Divinity or a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies.
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise. Please note that this is a mentor-based Distance Education program with additional requirements to provide you with some of the advantages enjoyed by campus students.
BIBLE & THEOLOGY (42 credits)
ARTS & SCIENCES (36 credits)
MAJOR - INTERNSHIP BASED (30 credits)
MAJOR ELECTIVES (12 credits)
Choose four courses from the following:
NT 206 Introduction to Biblical Greek I & NT 307 Introduction to Biblical Greek II (online) are strongly recommended for seminary preparation.
CHURCH & MINISTRY (15 credits)
MINISTRY & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (6 credits)
Note: Arts & Sciences courses include Anthropology (AN), Humanity and Fine Arts (HF), History (HI), Philosophy (PH), Psychology (PS), Science (SC), Sociology (SO), and Social Sciences (SS).
*If for any reason a course required for your program is no longer offered, an acceptable substitute will be specified. In some circumstances, you may apply to have one course substituted for another on your program. Contact the Distance Education office for more information.