The strength of this program is equipping students to do biblical research and teaching. Developing skills to be able to thoughtfully interpret the Bible is very important in Canadian or global ministry careers. Understanding the literary, cultural, historical, and geographical aspects of biblical interpretation is valuable for growing deeper in your relationship with God, preparing for effective ministry, or preparing for graduate studies in the fields of biblical studies, theology, and/or divinity.


Will Dmytrow

I have grown in my understanding of the Bible and the faith I have in Christ has grown at Briercrest substantially. I am quite grateful for how my program has been working through me so far. I can get a lot more learning in two years than in one.

  • Overview
  • Requirements

The AA Biblical and Theological Studies provides students with the opportunity to gain broad exposure to the college curriculum while emphasizing study in Biblical Studies and Theology. The education that can be gained makes the program an excellent basis for students who will continue personal study, develop further skills to be used in lay ministry, and for further study at the undergraduate level.

Credit Hours: 60

I. Required Core Biblical Studies and Theology Courses (12 credit hours)
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology

II. Required Biblical Studies or Theology Electives (18 credit hours)
Students must complete eighteen (18) credit hours of Biblical Studies and Theology courses.

III. General Studies Core Courses (15 credit hours)
ENG 100 Literature and Composition I
ENG 101 Literature and Composition II
HIS 237 History of Christianity I or HIS 238 History of Christianity II
Six (6) credit hours from Administration, Anthropology, Biology, Communications, Computers, Dance, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Fine Arts, Geography, Global Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Music Theatre, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics.

IV. Free Electives (15 credit hours)

V. SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)


Ken Guenter   LHD
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History
Carl Hinderager   PhD
Professor of New Testament
David Miller   PhD
Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism
Wes Olmstead   PhD
Professor of New Testament
Don Taylor   DTh
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
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Your Future

Possible Careers
  • Associate pastor
  • Camp leadership
  • Chaplain
  • Global missionary
  • Para-church staff
  • Youth worker
Continuing Education
  • BA in Biblical Studies (Honours)
  • BA in Youth Ministry
  • BA in Biblical Studies
  • Bachelor of Youth Ministry
  • BA in Theology
  • BA in Christian Ministry