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 our Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication you will be challenged to understand the dynamics of cross-cultural communication that will help prepare you for such careers in national and international levels of Public Relations, Radio & TV, Journalism, and Community Development which will help empower you 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. The final two years, through research and focus on particular cultural phenomena, allows the student to develop more specific goals and plans in order to engage the culture in a way meaningful to him or her.

Key elements of the program include:

  1. Explain how communication gives meaning to all human behavior.
  2. Practice mindfulness and perspective-taking in contexts of diversity.
  3. Identify as a professional communicator and conduct oneself accordingly.
  4. Apply ethical principles to guide professional communications practice.
  5. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
  7. Increase knowledge and perspective through an interdisciplinary approach to communication studies.
  8. Respond to contexts that shape practice.
  9. Contribute effective communications expertise to a variety of settings (interpersonal, group, organizational, public) through a variety of media: interpersonal, written, oral, electronic, mass.

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.

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)
*Block rate is not available to LEAD, Online and Independent-study courses; International student tuition up to 15 credits maximum


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 International Students Tuition Rates please see the International Student Admissions page.

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.

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