two year ministry programs:
Religious Studies

Course Overview

Associate of Arts in Ministry - Religious Studies

Two Year Program (60 Credits)
A valuable preparation for ministry or secular university studies, with introductory level Bible, theology, ministry and humanities courses that will enable you to develop a strong biblical worldview.

Courses revolve around:

  • Articulating the fundamental doctrines and themes of Scripture.
  • Evaluating all of life's issues and questions in light of biblical truth based on your development of a Christian worldview.
  • Studying the Bible and applying it to life situations and other academic subjects.

Learn about your role and responsibilities to the global Church and communicate your faith clearly to others. Available as a Distance Education course.

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Religious Studies: Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology Major (30 credits)

  • NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
  • NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
  • NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
  • OT 112 Reading the Torah
  • OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
  • OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
  • OT 353 Reading the Prophets
  • ST 100 The Christian Life
  • TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • TH 210 The God of the Gospel OR
  • TH 211 Creation to New Creation

Arts & Sciences Core (18 credits)

  • HF 111 Thinking & Writing
  • SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
  • SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
  • SS 261 Leadership Foundations
  • HF/SS electives (6 cr)

Electives (12 credits)

  • Four electives

Note: Students considering transferring into a bachelor’s degree program should use their electives for courses from the BA program.

Expanded Opportunities

Your training at Prairie College will provide you with a vital biblical foundation that will complement and enhance your future professional training. Depending on your choice of electives the AAMR can be structured to count as two years toward one of Prairie's four-year bachelor degree programs. You should also be able to transfer many of your credits to another school (you will need to confirm transferability requirements with them) and continue towards a Bachelor's degree in a large number of fields.


Ritchie White  New Testament Professor

In a day when the Bible is a confusing or closed book, this program offers a sustained encounter with Scripture—one that shapes your heart for God as well as your mind. To stand firm. Ready to engage the questions. Living a gospel-
shaped life wherever you go. Being a lifelong student of Scripture.

It's all about learning more about Scripture and really diving into it and growing closer to Christ through it.
This program is Biblical study. You dig into scripture in a deep way, especially in 2nd year, but you also have a great variety of electives to choose from that you will love! There is a lot of joy in learning when you get to choose what you study!
I really only have one goal as a student: to grow deeper with God; to learn about Him and study His Word, but then to take this knowledge further and apply it not only to my life but also to use that knowledge to encourage those around me as well.

Future Opportunities


The Religious Studies program will encourage you to know and be nourished by God through the Scriptures. It prepares a foundation for service, ministry and life. For specific career prepartion, the Religous Studies program transfers into any of our other four year programs.

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