General Studies

Bachelor of Arts

The BA General Studies is designed for students whose interests and career preparation cannot be served by Briercrest's established majors.

The BA General Studies is designed for students whose interests and career preparation cannot be served by Briercrest's established majors. The BA General Studies is generally not designed to prepare students for graduate work, although it may lead to a second baccalaureate degree, particularly in a professional discipline (i.e., Education).

Requirements

The BA General Studies degree requires 126 credit hours of study including 39 credit hours of 300-400 level courseGeneral Studies pic.jpg work. Students must complete 21 credit hours of study in one discipline (including at least 9 credit hours at 300+ levels), 15 credit hours in a second (including 6 credit hours at the 300+ levels) and a 12 credit hours in a third discipline (including 6 credit hours at the 300+ levels). Only one of these three content areas may be a ministry option (Christian Ministry, Worship Studies, Youth Ministry) or professional studies discipline (Applied Linguistics, Business, Education, etc.). No more than 36 credit hours may be taken for credit in any one discipline and a maximum of two minors may be declared (if the student so wishes).

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).

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Degree Requirements

(126 credit hours: minimum 39 at 300+ level)

BA Core Curriculum

(66 credit hours)

Required Courses


First Concentration

(21 c.h.) in one discipline: including 12 c.h. at the 300+ level

Second Concentration

(15 c.h.) in one discipline: including 6 c.h. at the 300+ level

Third Concentration

(9 c.h.) in one discipline: including 6 c.h. at the 300+ level

Free Electives

(15 credit hours)

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio non-credit
SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning non-credit

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