14 - 15 hours

Mission preparation takes multiple paths at Houghton because 21st century missions is so diverse. The breadth of liberal arts opens knowledge and skills appropriate for today’s world. Our students join the long tradition from here and partner with the expanding global church in serving Christ in today’s world. Students who take the missions minor have majored (or double majored) in everything from Bible, music, and psychology to education and more. Other minor options for missions careers include International Development, Linguistics, TESOL and Islamic Studies. Everything about Houghton – the faculty, the missions representatives, the students and general campus and community ethos point to excellent preparation for missions.

Most students who minor in missions will include the highly recommended Cross-Cultural Field Experience in addition to the regular course work.

Required CoursesCredits
MISS 241 History of the Global Christian Movement or THEL 220 History of Christianity 4
MISS 242 Missions and the Global Church 4
MISS 341 Biblical & Theological Foundations of Mission and/or MISS 342 Contextualization in Missions 4 - 8

If take only MISS 341 OR 342 choose INCL 310 Intercultural Competencies or appropriate course from INCL, MISS, THEL prefix through advisement of INCL chair.

Minor Total 16

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