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Bachelor of Arts General Studies

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, though it may lead to a second baccalaureate degree, particularly in a professional discipline (i.e., Education).

Credit Hours: 120
Coordinator: Dustin Unger

Faculty
Rhoda Cairns, PhD
Assistant Professor of English Literature
Joy Demoskoff, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Alan Guenther, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Calum Macfarlane, PhD
Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies
Lori Peters, MSc
Instructor in Kinesiology
Grant Poettcker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Truitt Wiensz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Matthew Zantingh, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
    Learning Outcomes  Requirements  Program Sheet

Program Overview

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 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 must complete Briercrest College Core requirements as well as all other requirements for graduation.



Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA General Studies will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate thematic connections between two or more disciplines.
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the content and methodologies of at least three distinct academic and/or professional disciplines.

Requirements

I. First Concentration (21 credit hours) including at least 12 credit hours at the 300+ level

II. Second Concentration (15 credit hours) including at least 6 credit hours at the 300+ level

III. Third Concentration (9 credit hours) including at least 6 credit hours at the 300+ level

IV. 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.


Through Briercrest, God continues to transform me to be more like Jesus as I strive to see life, to speak life, and to seek life. His works are infinitely more good than I could ever imagine.
Nathan Archer