The Intercultural Studies Certificate provides you with an essential understanding of the mission of God, culture, worldview and ethnography through the courses required for this certificate.
You can earn the Intercultural Studies Certificate completely online.
The Certificate in Intercultural Studies equips you to:
- Demonstrate skill in identifying and analyzing cultural issues.
- Evaluate current strategies regarding the global mission of God.
Note: This certificate program is not eligible for federal Title IV financial aid funds – i.e. such as Federal Direct Loans.
- Online application
- Applicants must have an accredited bachelor's degree
- Official college transcripts of all work completed or in progress
- An essay
- Church leader reference
- Signed Doctrinal Statement (completed during the first course)
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Dr. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies in the College of Intercultural Studies at CIU. Previously, he lived in Sweden, where he served as pastor of two churches.
Dean, College of Intercultural Studies, Professor of Intercultural Studies and History of Global Christianity
Ed Smither joined the Columbia International University faculty in 2012. Previously, he taught church history and intercultural studies at Liberty University (2006-2012) and spent fourteen years in
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Elmer V. Thompson Chair of Church Planting
Victor H. Cuartas joined the CIU faculty in 2016 and is the Elmer V. Thompson Chair of Church Planting at CIU. Previously, he taught global missions and church ministry at Regent University (2006-2016