Arts and Science

Study the Bible and explore courses in the arts and sciences.

This certificate is the perfect option for students who want to begin their degree in a Christian environment or take time to explore their interests before choosing a degree.

Get a biblical overview, take a variety of electives, and join in our atmosphere of intentional discipleship. After one year, you can continue seamlessly into a Briercrest degree program or easily transfer your courses to other universities in Canada.

Prepare for your next step

Whatever your next step looks like, Briercrest's approachable professors, small class sizes, and educational supports can help you develop the skills you need to pursue further education.

Discover your passions

With the opportunity to take 8 elective courses, this certificate allows you to explore the arts and sciences and receive highly transferrable credits—all while studying in an atmosphere of intentional discipleship.

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.

  • Overview
  • Requirements

The Certificate in Arts and Science is designed for students who wish to begin their post-secondary education while being immersed in an atmosphere of intentional discipleship. Students will be introduced to a wide range of courses that will broaden their knowledge of the Scriptures, humanity and world around them. The program offers enough flexibility for students to follow and discover their passions and interests. This certificate is designed to allow students to transition seamlessly into any number of Briercrest degree programs or to easily transfer the courses to other universities in Canada. 

Credit Hours: 24-30

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)

Six to eight courses selected form the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Biblical Studies
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Theology

For maximum trasferability, we recommend you choose courses that are listed in the regularly updated program sheet online.




Rhoda Cairns
Rhoda Cairns PhD
Assistant Professor of English Literature
Alan Guenther
Alan Guenther PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Wes Olmstead
Wes Olmstead PhD
Professor of New Testament
Lori Peters
Lori Peters MSc
Instructor in Kinesiology
Truitt Wiensz
Truitt Wiensz PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics
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