Students majoring in Intercultural Communication will develop skills in social media, digital media, language, and the arts to effectively communicate across cultures and in various career contexts.

With every passing day our society becomes more and more diverse.  With these changes the need for people with specialized skills and knowledge in cross-cultural relations becomes essential for any organization.   In the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication program, you will be challenged to understand the dynamics of cross-cultural communication that will help prepare you for careers in national and international levels of Public Relations, Radio & TV, Journalism, and Community Development. The knowledge, insights, and praxis that students gain in this program will  help empower them to transform your world.

The Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication is designed to be completed in four years (full-time). The first two years will introduce basic communication studies theory and practice, along with initial coursework in understanding diversity. In the final two years, through research and focus on particular cultural phenomena,  the student will develop more specific goals and plans in order to engage the culture in a  meaningful way.

Key elements of the program include:

  1. Understanding how communication gives meaning to all human behavior.
  2. Understanding the dynamics of cross-cultural communication           
  3. Practicing mindfulness and perspective-taking in contexts of diversity.
  4. Developing  expert communication skills
  5.  Understand the use and purpose of social and digital media in establishing, maintaining, and further individual and corporate, including non-profit goals, objectives, and mission.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Intercultural Communication is a four-year program consisting of 120 credit-hour course of study, including at least 51 General Education Core Curriculum Credits, 21 Biblical/Theological Studies Credits, and 48 Department Credits.

Social Media Manager, Human Resources Director, Public Relations Director/Manager, Diversity Consultant, Public Relations Officer, Newscaster, Journalist,   Media Management,  Corporate Communications Specialist, Governmental Communications Specialist

Financial Policies and Procedures

Pillar College is committed to providing an excellent cost-effective education for its students. Tuition and fee rates, payable each semester, are set annually according to economic conditions within the college and industry standards.



Annual Full-Time Student Tuition (Domestic)


 Annual Full Time Student Tuition (International)


Block Rate (12-17 credits per semester)
International student tuition up to 15 credits maximum


*Block rate is not available to LEAD, Online and Independent-study courses


Per credit rate (11 or less; 18 or more credits per semester); all Online and Independent Study Courses are charged at per credit rate


Audit rate per credit


Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at Pillar College
Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at local high school
Developmental Courses (ESL and courses below 100 level) per credit

Note: For the LEAD program, tuition is determined at the cohort start date and remains the same for the duration of that program. Courses taken outside of the LEAD program are charged at then current tuition rates.  Enrollment in a LEAD term financially obligates the student for the entire four class semester. General Semester Fees.  All Fees are non-refundable.Note: For International Students Tuition Rates please see the International Student Admissions page.

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