Bachelor of Arts
This program is designed to guide students into the rich and complex heritage of Christian belief and practice.
This program is designed to guide students into the rich and complex heritage of Christian belief and practice. By more deeply understanding the intricacies of the Christian tradition, students will be better able to interpret it within contemporary culture and to appreciate the complex traditions of others. An important component of this involves the careful use of the Christian Scriptures, and so all BA Theology students gain competency in the study of a biblical language. Students also gain skills to think and write clearly as they analyze sophisticated theological ideas. Since a high priority in the program is placed on robust dialogue and discussion, students learn important relational and communication skills.
Finally, since theological ideas shape living and character, students are pushed to become competent and effective leaders in whatever context they find themselves. This program offers broad preparation for a variety of careers. The BA Theology also offers an excellent foundation for graduate studies in fields such as theology, religious studies, and pastoral ministry.
The BA Theology requires 39 credit hours of theology, 12 credit hours of cognate language requirements, and six credit hours of cognate biblical studies requirements beyond the core requirements. Like most Briercrest programs, the BA Theology requires 39 credit hours of 300+ course work within the context of a 120 credit hour degree.
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)
Required Courses (15 credit hours):
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology
Theology Electives (24 credit hours):
24 credit hours of Theology electives, including at
least 6 credit hours at the 400 level. Can include upper level
Greek and Hebrew courses:
Cognate Language Requirements (12 credit hours):
6 credit hours of a single biblical language (Greek or Hebrew)
and 6 credit hours of:
Biblical Studies requirement (21 credit hours with a minimum of 6 credit hours at the 300+ level):
BLST 304 Acts
PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)