Associate of Arts Christian Studies

Program Overview

The AA Christian Studies provides a broad exposure to the Core curriculum, with a focused, enriching study of theology, biblical studies, ministry, and Christian worldviews. This program encourages a strong link between academic and practical learning through mentoring, journaling, and an integral relationship with the church, and is ideal if you are interested in being better equipped for service within the structure and accountability of a degree program, through an accredited institution. The AA Christian Studies is intended for off-campus students only, as all program components can be completed through Continuing and Distance Education.


Credit Hours: 64
Coordinator: Brian Westnedge
    Requirements  Program Sheet


  • the completion of a modified Core curriculum (30 credit hours)
  • the completion of 22 credit hours of Discipline Required & Elective course requirements including:
    • CM 103 Orientation to Distance Education (1)
    • BLST 213 Hermeneutics
    • Any 300+ elective
    • Approved elective
  • the completion of 12 credit hours of Biblical Studies and Theology, including a minimum of 6 credit hours at the 300+ level:
    • Old Testament elective
    • New Testament elective
    • BLST 325 Bible Origins
    • Theology elective

I can't picture myself attending any other school after having experienced the beauty of the scholarship and community of Briercrest. It has shaped me into a lover of knowledge and tight-knit community.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015