These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants wishing to be accepted into Briercrest College as a full-time or part-time student must:
- Have earned a high school diploma with a minimum average of 60 per cent in four academic grade 12 courses, including at least one academic English course.
- Be a professing and practicing Christian.
- Commit to live by the standards set out the Briercrest College and Seminary
|Additional Admission Requirements:||A minimum of at least 21 credit hours must be taken at the 300+ level including 12 credit hours taken at the 400 level (this may not include BLST 426 Biblical Studies Internship).
I. Required Courses (6 credit hours): BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament, BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament
II. Electives (45 credit hours, Minimum 6 credit hours must be taken in each of the 3 domains: (a) Old Testament Studies; (b) New Testament Studies; and (c) Backgrounds and Methodological issues.
III. Honours Thesis (6 credit hours): Students are required to complete BLST 498/99 Honours Thesis (6 credit hours), including an oral defense or public presentation and the production of a library-acceptable copy. The Honours thesis must be defended before two faculty members, one of whom (typically the second reader) may be a non-Briercrest faculty member.
IV. Cognate Language Requirements (18 credit hours): 12 credit hours of one biblical language (Greek or Hebrew) and at least 6 credit hours of the other.
Note: students may count the second year of the second biblical language as Biblical Studies Electives.
Cognate Theological Studies Requirements (6 credit hours): 6 credit hours chosen from the following courses: HIS 114 The Ancient and Medieval World I, HIS 115 The Ancient and Medieval World II, HIS 339 World Christianity from the Colonial Period to the Present, HIS 431 History of Christianity in Canada, HIS 433 History of Christianity in the USA, HIS 441 Christianity and Science from Copernicus to Creation Science, IDST 300 Christianity and the Natural Sciences, IDST 400 Advanced Studies in Christian World Views, PAST 437 Pastoral Theology I, PHI/RLST 455 Philosophy of Religion, THEO 203 History of Christian Theology I, THEO 204 History of Christian Theology II, THEO 312 Classics of Christian Spirituality, THEO 313 Prayer in the Christian Tradition, THEO 330 The Triune God, THEO 331 Scripture and Canon, THEO 334 Baptism and the Lordâï¿½ï¿½s Supper, THEO 337 Comparative Studies on the Church, THEO 350 Jesus the Christ, THEO 351 The Holy Spirit, THEO 357 Christian Hope and Eschatology, THEO 370 Theology of Mission, THEO 453 Marriage, Singleness and Human Sexuality in Theological Perspective, THEO 461 Christianity and Other Faiths, THEO 471 Studies in Historical Theology, THEO 472 Early Christian Texts, THEO 473 Late Medieval and Reformation Era Texts, THEO 474 Modern Era Texts, THEO 480 The Theology of Augustine, THEO 488 The Theology of Karl Barth, THEO 491 Theology and Political Engagement
VI. Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 120 credit hours): PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit), SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)
In addition, all Bachelor of Arts degrees require the completion of Briercrest's core curriculum.