Certificate in Arts and Science

Program Overview

This one year program allows you to spend a year taking courses in a Christian community, where you will deepen your understanding of the Bible and the world around you. You will choose eight courses from a wide variety of options in the arts and sciences, and will complete two courses that introduce you to the Old and New Testaments. With this certificate, you can transition seamlessly into any number of Briercrest degree programs or easily transfer the courses to other universities in Canada. The goal is to give you lots of flexibility so you can discover what your passions and interests are while being immersed in an atmosphere of intentional discipleship.


Credit Hours: 24-30
Coordinator: Calum Macfarlane

Rhoda Cairns, PhD
Assistant Professor of English Literature
Joel From, PhD
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
Alan Guenther, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Charles Hackney, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Wes Olmstead, PhD
Professor of New Testament
Lori Peters, MSc
Instructor in Kinesiology
Steve Robitaille, MBA
Assistant Professor in Business Administration
Truitt Wiensz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics
    Requirements  Program Sheet


Required Courses (6 credit hours)
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament

Arts and Science Electives (18-24 credit hours)
Select from:
BLST 214 General Epistles
BU 201 Introduction to Marketing
BU 211 Financial Accounting
BU 212 Managerial Accounting
ECON 100 Microeconomics
ECON 101 Macroeconomics
ENG 100 Literature and Composition I
ENG 101 Literature and Composition II
GRK 200 Introductory Greek I
GRK 201 Introductory Greek II
HIS 114 The Ancient and Medieval World I
HIS 115 The Ancient and Medieval World II
HIS 237 & 238 History of Christianity I & II
KIN 161 Foundations of Sport and Kinesiology
KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness
MATH 101 Introduction to Finite Mathematics
NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies
PHI 100 &101 Introduction to Philosophy I & II
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology II
PSY 280 Human Development: A Lifespan Perspective

All courses are three credit hours unless otherwise specified.

Most satisfying: the support and encouragement from the staff, faculty, and students that can only be achieved in this particular learning community. Most disappointing: that it took me so long to find this place.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015