New Academic Programs

From overseas missions to whitewater rafting outfits, internationally traveling music groups to global business residencies, Cairn students and alumni are everywhere! In order to better prepare students to serve Christ wherever God calls them, Cairn continues to expand our program offerings.

Here’s what’s new for 2015–16:

BS degree in Intercultural Studies
With an emphasis on language learning, this new program prepares students who seek to serve cross-culturally— internationally or domestically, in full-time missions or global professional partnerships. An Intercultural Studies minor is available to students in all programs.

BS degree in Recreation & Tourism
Building on a thriving Outdoor Action First Year Program and the legacy of our Wisconsin Wilderness Campus, this new program prepares students to lead and serve in careers as diverse as outdoor recreation, professional sports, tourism planning, venue management, and more.

BMus in Worship & Music
Imaginative and passionate students train to serve in the ever-diversifying world of church music, including a broad range of music styles, music technology, and production.

Online MBA with a focus on International Entrepreneurship
Designed for working professionals desiring to bring a global perspective and entrepreneurial mindset to the workplace, this program sponsors two week-long residencies in London and Hong Kong.

MS in Nonprofit Leadership
Harnessing the collective expertise of faculty from the School of Business and School of Social Work, this interdisciplinary graduate program cultivates strong leadership and biblical thinking in those called to serve God in the nonprofit sector.


In addition to new fields of study, four new dual-level programs have been introduced, expanding students’ opportunities to pursue deeper or cross-disciplinary graduate studies alongside an undergraduate degree.

These programs enable students to earn both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in as few as 10 semesters.

· BS in Business Administration / MS in Nonprofit Leadership
· BS in Youth and Family Ministry / MA degree in Religion

Previously available only to traditional undergraduate students, dual-level programs are now open to Degree Completion students looking to streamline their path to the following degrees:

· BS in Bible / MS in Counseling
· BS in Bible / MA degree in Religion