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).
The BA General Studies degree requires 120 credit hours of study including 39 credit hours of 300-400 level course 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 9 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 (120 credit hours)
BA Core Curriculum (54 credit hours)
Major Requirements (45 credit hours):
First Concentration (21 credit hours) including at least 12 credit hours at the 300+ level
Second Concentration (15 credit hours) including at least 6 credit hours at the 300+ level
Third Concentration (9 credit hours) including at least 6 credit hours at the 300+ level
PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)