bachelor of arts in ministry:
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Humanities
Four Year Program (120 Credits)
Courses revolve around:
This program can be completed as a distance program, but we encourage students to take a full semester abroad.
Humanities: In Depth
The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Humanities offers students a broad foundation of biblical and liberal arts studies including intercultural studies, history, language and philosophy.
In offering a broader range of study, this program intentionally makes interdisciplinary connections between biblical studies and the humanities. An emphasis on cultural formation encourages students to contextualize their own culture in face of increasing globalization and intercultural dialogue. Students will also benefit from developing valued research, critical analytical and effective communication skills, preparing them for advanced university, seminary and graduate level education.
Although the program can be completed through Prairie’s on campus and/or distance education offerings, students are strongly encouraged to take a full semester of the program abroad by applying to one of the Best Semester programs offered through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Visit www.bestsemester.com for the range of opportunities available to third and fourth year students.
Who is the program for?
The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry is a 4-year degree program for students planning to advance to ministry, theology or interdisciplinary studies at the seminary or graduate school level. It is also for pre-professionals pursuing studies in law, education, journalism or service opportunities with NGO's and/or mission organizations.
Students will be able to…
All courses are three credits unless indicated otherwise.
Bible & Theology Major (45 credits)
Arts & Sciences Core (36 credits)
*Arts & Science electives must be from an approved list
Humanities Major (24 credits)
General electives (15 credits)
Dr. James Enns Program Coordinator
In my years as undergraduate student at university I felt torn between my Christian commitment to a 'useful' education that equipped me for some form of ministry and my desire to study History and other subjects which comprised the Humanities. After all, how useful were History and Philosophy for the ministry, let alone the market place?
Thankfully God brought counselors into my life who perceptively pointed out that God had given me those desires and academic gifts for a purpose. He would open up a career or ministry pathway; in the mean time I needed to be faithful in cultivating the knowledge, skills and creativity which the Humanities offer. Studying the Humanities proved a tremendously rich and rewarding adventure, and has opened doors for me to a variety of vocations, including teaching and pastoral work, as well as graduate studies. I trust that the Humanities program at Prairie will do the same for students who sense that same calling.
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