4th
4th
Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.

BA in Intercultural Ministries & Emergency and Disaster Management (Dual Major)

Bachelor of Arts

Students who combine Intercultural Ministries with an Emergency and Disaster Management major will obtain skills and knowledge necessary to manage an organization in the twenty-first century with the recognition that our work is our ministry. This dual program prepares students to work in disaster and emergency vocations, making an opening for the Good News of Jesus Christ in a diversity of cultures around the world. The combination of these programs has a storied tradition dating back to the early church. It has been a natural way for Christians to establish good influence in cultures hostile to the Gospel message.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the uniqueness of Christianity in relation to other religions and assess the cultural influences.
  • Apply the basic principles of cross-cultural communication.
  • Analyze adjustments needed to effectively engage with a culture different from one's own for the purpose of participating in emergency management and the ongoing ministry which can follow.
  • Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision making related to the fields of Emergency Management and Intercultural Ministries.
  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of emergency management for saving lives and property from the impacts of crises, emergencies, and disasters.
  • Analyze the existing and desired structure, climate, and culture of organizations whose focus is emergency management.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 49 Hours

or
or

INTERCULTURAL MINISTRIES DUAL-MAJOR CORE - 38 Hours

or
(Four Events)
or (Two Events)
(Three Events)
(Two Events)

EMERGENCY & DISASTER MANAGEMENT DUAL-MAJOR CORE - 30 Hours

(Two Events)
(Two Events)
Cross-Cultural ICM/EDM Internship 3.0hrs

ELECTIVES - 3 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above

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