A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences


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, pre-med 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, the programs 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 4
MISS 242 The Contemporary Church in Mission 4

Under advisement choose two courses with the following prefixes: MISS, LING, URMN, INCL or another course in the curriculum with permission of department chair. One of these courses must be 300 level or above.

3 - 4
Minor Total 14 - 16

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