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Associate of Arts in Ministry - Religious Studies

A Two-year program (60 credits)

A valuable preparation for ministry or secular university studies, this two-year Associate of Arts in Ministry - Religious Studies program (AAMR) will provide you with introductory level Bible, theology, ministry and humanities courses that will enable you to develop a strong biblical worldview.

Program Overview

Prairie’s AAMR program will equip you to:

  • Articulate the fundamental doctrines and themes of Scripture.
  • Detail your role and responsibility to the global Church.
  • Evaluate all of life's issues and questions in light of biblical truth based on your development of a Christian worldview.
  • Study the Bible and apply it to life situations and other academic subjects.
  • Communicate your faith clearly to others.

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.

A two-year program can also be completed entirely through Prairie Distance Education (some course listings may differ).

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.


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:



Prairie Bible Institute
Box 4000
Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

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