Christianity and Culture
Bachelor of Arts
This multi-disciplinary liberal arts degree is designed for students who desire a deeper knowledge of the role of the church and Christianity in society, both in its historic and contemporary contexts.
The BA Christianity and Culture is a multi-disciplinary liberal arts degree that serves two primary constituencies: first, it is designed for students who desire a deeper knowledge of the role of the church and Christianity in society, both in its historic and contemporary contexts. Unlike some movements within the contemporary academy, we are convinced that the study of the church and Christianity and its relation to wider culture expressions is both fruitful and necessary to a mature understanding of modern society. To this end, the Church and Culture program is dedicated to nurturing thoughtful life-learners who want to make the church in its various historical and contemporary embodiments a special focus of their studies. Second, this degree functions as a vehicle for seminary or ministry preparation for those individuals who are seeking a traditional liberal arts approach to ministry or pastoral vocation. While the BA Christianity and Culture is intended to stand on its own as a baccalaureate degree, we suggest that it may become the first stage in an educational journey that leads to seminary study at Briercrest or beyond.
Like most Briercrest programs, the BA hristianity and Culture requires a minimum of 39 credit hours of 300+ course work within the context of a 126 credit hour degree. Because there is overlap with core requirements, students in this program will have a considerable amount of free elective room. For students considering further study, we strongly recommend that they take at least two years of biblical languages.
Students will complete the four-year BA degree Core Curriculum, as well as 6 semesters of Service and Experiential Learning. As part of their graduation requirements, all four-year BA students will also complete the Senior Portfolio (PRT 400).
New students: apply to the college now and our admissions advisors will work closely with you throughout the rest of the process.
Current students: contact Academic Services to change programs and/or to be connected with a faculty adviser.
(126 credit hours: minimum 39 at 300+ level)
(66 credit hours)
(18 credit hours: minimum 9 at 300+ level)
(12 credit hours: minimum 6 at 300+ level)
BLST, THEO or RLST Elective:
(3 credit hours)
Church and Culture Requirements
(33 credit hours: minimum 18 credit hours at 300+ level)
Christianity in its Western Context
Any two of the following:
Christianity in its Global Context
Any two of the following:
(6 credit hours)
(21-42 credit hours)