Briercrest College

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

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Program Information

School:Briercrest College
Faculty:Briercrest College - Bible and Theology
Field of Study:Bible/Biblical Studies
Description:This program is for those who want to develop skills and methods for engaging in sound and thoughtful interpretation of the Bible for use in ministry or mission settings or as a firm foundation as they pursue a variety of careers in the marketplace. More than any other college program at Briercrest College and Seminary, this one equips students to do biblical research and Bible teaching. It also prepares students for further undergraduate or graduate education, particularly in the fields of biblical studies, theology, and/or divinity. Building upon the foundation of biblical knowledge at the core of all our arts degree programs, students majoring in biblical studies have the opportunity to take advanced courses in biblical studies, biblical theology, hermeneutics, and biblical languages (Hebrew and/or Greek) as well as courses that focus on the literary, cultural, historical, and geographical aspects of biblical interpretation. Biblical studies majors also enjoy increased confidence in personal Bible study, valuable insights from the study of ancient cultures and original languages, and a deepening appreciation for the unity within the diversity of Scripture. Successful graduates are well-equipped to provide biblically informed and theologically reflective insights to the church as it carries out its mission in a complex world. Past students have pursued many types of careers including that of a pastor, teacher, professor, or Bible translator.

The BA Biblical Studies requires 39 credit hours of Biblical Studies courses (including at least 18 credit hours at 300+ level and six additional credit hours at 400+ level), 12 credit hours of cognate language requirements (Greek or Hebrew), and six credit hours of cognate Theological Studies requirements. Like most Briercrest programs the BA Biblical Studies requires 39 credit hours at the 300+ level within the context of a 120 credit hour degree.
URL:Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies at Briercrest College
Length:120 Hour(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,976

1 class = 3 credit hours.
$996 per 3 credit hour course ($332/credit)
$5976 is the cost of 18 credit hours

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

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 24 credit hours must be taken at 300+ level including 6 credit hours 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 (33 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. Cognate Language Requirements (12 credit hours): GRK 200 Introductory Greek I, GRK 201 Introductory Greek II, GRK 300 Greek Syntax, GRK 301 Greek Exegesis I or HEB 200 Introductory Hebrew I, HEB 201 Introductory Hebrew II, HEB 300 Hebrew Syntax & Exegesis I, HEB 301 Hebrew Syntax & Exegesis II IV. Cognate Theological Studies Requirements (6 credit hours with at least 3 credit hours at 300+ level): 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, PSY 450 Psychology 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 Lord's 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 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.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 02, 2017

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