June 5, 2013 (Jackson) - Belhaven University continues to reach across the world and into other cultures and now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies.

This new degree is a window of study into other cultures and how missions can impact the world for the good. As an intercultural studies major, students will learn subjects like anthropology, language acquisition skills, comparative religions and surveys of globalization and culture. The other half of study includes in-depth courses in Bible, theology, urban and tribal ministry.

Dr. Kenneth Nehrbass, Assistant Professor of International Studies, said, “The world is becoming more and more cross-cultural. A degree in intercultural studies is designed for students interested in the areas of international missions or community development. Students can choose to add intercultural studies as a double major so they can not only be equipped in their career skills, but able to serve and make a difference anywhere in the world.“


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.