Social Sciences

Associate of Arts

The social sciences are about human society-the relationships of individuals both within it and to it. Students in the AA in Social Sciences take introductory social sciences courses and have the opportunity to become acquainted with several other disciplines including English literature, fine arts, history, philosophy, theology, and biblical studies.

The Social Sciences are about human society-the relationships of individuals both within it and to it. Students in the AA of Social Sciences take introductory courses in the Social Sciences and have the opportunity to become acquainted with several other disciplines including English Literature, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, Theology, and Biblical Studies.

The AA in Social Sciences allows students to maximize university-transferable credits in a setting that encourages them to think seriously about the relationship between Biblical and Theological Studies and the Social Sciences. This degree helps students build a solid foundation in preparation for life and service.

Graduation Requirements

  • the completion of 63 credit hours of study
  • the completion of the AA core requirements
  • two semesters of Service Learning
  • completion of 24 credit hours of Social Science requirements

Program Requirements

(63 credit hours)

AA Core Curriculum

(30 credit hours)

Social Sciences

(24 credit hours)

Course Credit Hours
ECON 100 Microeconomics and ECON 101 Macroeconomics
OR
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I and PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology II
OR
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I and SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology II
6

18 credit hours of Social Science electives selcted from any of the following categories:

Administration; Anthropology; Economics; Native Studies; Psychology; Sociology

18

Electives

(9-12 credit hours)

Free Electives 9-12
SL 1-2 Service Learning non-credit

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Ellery Pullman, PhD

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Dr. Pullman has been at Briercrest College and Seminary for over 30 years! He is married to Marlene and has three daughters and two sons-in-law. He holds an MA in Counselling Psychology from Talbot Graduate School and a PhD in Educational Leadership from BIOLA University. He has been involved in a number of administrative and teaching roles at BCS and currently teaches full-time in the areas of developmental psychology, counselling, and educational studies. He is a past president of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. He has also participated in a number of church and camping ministries in both Canada and the United States.

Dr. Pullman has been involved with public education at both the local and provincial levels. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan.