2018-2019 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    Apr 23, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intercultural Studies, Creative Access Track, B.A.

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Through their core courses, Intercultural Studies majors learn to build bridges across cultural barriers, while preparing for a career in Christian service. The Creative Access concentration is designed for students who anticipate a career in global disciple-making where creative access and broad ministry skills are required. Students choose their concentration coursework from a wide variety of CST electives.

University Core and General Education Electives

University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies, Alabama School of the Arts, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, and School of Education. All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted. These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses. For example, COM 101  is required for business, Christian studies, and education majors and teacher certification students. MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business. Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also complete twelve semester hours of a foreign language. See specific requirements in the World Languages section of the catalog.
  4. Students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, or Graphic Design must also complete six semester hours of a foreign language.
  5. Students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in English, Creative Writing must also complete twelve semester hours of a foreign language.
  6. Students earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Management must also complete PSY 201 .  Students earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing must also complete AR 226 .


Creative Access Concentration (Five courses from the following)

The Creative Access Concentration is designed to build on intercultural knowledge and competence, in order to provide specialized training for students who anticipate ministry service in closed, high security, and/or remote access areas where tentmaking skills and creative service abilities are necessary platforms.


An intercultural studies major earns a Bachelor of Arts degree requiring twelve semester hours of foreign language  study. An intercultural studies major may meet the language requirement with world language study. A student who selects biblical language to meet the requirement may choose six hours of Hebrew and six of Greek. With the permission of the advisor, a student may take six hours of a world language and six of a biblical language to satisfy this requirement for the B.A. degree.

Intercultural studies majors often choose French, Spanish, or another field in which to earn a minor, which will provide them with additional marketplace skills for intercultural ministry and service.

See also the general requirements for Christian Studies majors   and the grade scales above.

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