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Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Humanities (BAM/HU)

A Four-Year Program (120 credits)
Program Coordinator: Dr. James Enns

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 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 indisciplinary 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.

Program Objectives

Prairie’s BAM/HU program will equip you to do the following:

  • Clearly articulate the basic Christian doctrines and biblical themes.
  • Develop a Christ-centred worldview from which to analyze issues and current events.
  • Acquire foundational knowledge of major fields with humanities and social sciences.
  • Conduct research on a humanities subject with one-on-one supervision by a faculty member.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of social and cultural contexts.
  • Maximize your contribution to society, Church and missions.

Required Courses (120 credits)

All courses are three credits unless indicated otherwise.

Bible & Theology Major (45 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
BT/NT/OT/ST/TH Electives (200 or above) (15 cr) 

Arts & Sciences Core (36 credits)
AS 400 Integrative Seminar
HF 111 Thinking & Writing
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
HF/SS Electives* (12 cr)
HF/SS Elective 300 level* (3 cr)
HF/SS Electives 200 level*  (6 cr)

*Arts & Science electives must be from an approved list  

Humanities Major (24 credits)

HU 403 Humanities Directed Study

Plus 7 courses from this list:

HF 231 History of Western Civilization I
HF 232 History of Western Civilization II
HF 334 Christianity in the Ancient and Medieval World
HF 335 Christianity in the Modern World
HF 242 Survey of Western Philosophy
HF 343 Ethics
TH 343 History of Christian Thought I
TH 344 History of Christian Thought II

General electives (15 credits)


For costs and breakdown of fees click here.

Variations in costs are dependent on scholarships, number of tuition credits taken, Campus Leaders Bursary, and transfer credits.

For Financial Aid click here.


Tuition Fees:
On this schedule tuition fees are based on 15 credits/semester.


College Services Fees include:

Student Union, printing, fitness, intra-mural, technology, library, orientation, & spiritual formation fees. 


Room & Board:

Residence double occupancy

Refundable Residence Damage Deposit:  $250


Costs not included:



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Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

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