Associate of Arts

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences are about human society—the relationships of individuals both within it and to it. Students in the AA Social Sciences take introductory courses in the Social Sciences and have the opportunity to become acquainted with several other disciplines including English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, Theology, and Biblical Studies.
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Study society biblically

At Briercrest, we don't just see Scripture as a helpful tool; we believe that it speaks with authority about God's very good creation—human beings. Understand people better by seeing society biblically.

Learn together

Study with highly-qualified experts who are dedicated to top-quality research and practice. Small class sizes mean close contact with professors and fellow students who are also interested in social science.

Don't compromise

At Briercrest, you can prioritize your faith without compromising on education. Begin here in a faith-based community that offers high-quality, transferable academics.

Ethan Elsaesser

The program is a great way to get a mix of both biblical classes and academics. It’s a great foundation to build off of, and it helped me decide what I wanted to do with further schooling.

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The Social Sciences are about human society—the relationships of individuals both within it and to it. Students in the AA Social Sciences take introductory courses in the Social Sciences and have the opportunity to become acquainted with several other disciplines including English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, Theology, and Biblical Studies.

 

The AA Social Sciences allows students to maximize university-transferable credits in a setting that encourages them to think seriously about the relationship between Biblical and Theological Studies and the Social Sciences. This degree helps students build a solid foundation in preparation for life and service.

Credit Hours: 63

  • the completion of the AA core requirements
  • the completion of 24 credit hours of Social Sciences requirements including:
    • 6 credit hours of one social science sequence (ECON 100 and 101; PSY 100 and 101; SOC 100 and 101);
    • 18 credit hours of social science electives selected from Administration, Anthropology, Economics, Native Studies, Psychology, or Sociology
  • the completion of Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 63 credit hours)
  • SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

Your Future

 
Possible Careers
  • Journalist/Writer
  • Public relations
  • Career counsellor

Career Centre

Continuing Education
  • BA English
  • BA History
  • BA Humanities
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