Bachelor of Christian Studies (BCS)

Degree Outcomes

Graduates with the Bachelor of Christian Studies degree will be trained to:

  1. Mature in their Christian faith while learning to engage the world.
  2. Gain understanding in biblical and theological issues.
  3. Grow in multiple areas of Christian studies and ministry skills
  4. Become more well-rounded as they expand their knowledge in general education studies.

Available

Part-time & Full-time

College Student

Program Description

The Bachelor of Christian Studies (BCS) degree is designed for students who want to grow in their Christian faith and who desire to gain a general introduction to biblical, theological, or ministry studies. This degree program is recommended for students who have yet to choose a specific vocation and who would gain from a variety of Christian disciplines. It is also recommended for those who are interested in preparing for seminary studies.

Those who complete this program will be well positioned to serve Christ in a variety of church or para-church ministries as well as to continue their studies in seminary. The BCS degree also provides students with a solid foundation for living out their Christian faith in any vocation graduates may pursue.

Requirements and Completion

  1. The prerequisite for this degree is a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  2. A total of 120 credit hours is required for the completion of the degree
Bachelor of Christian Studies (BCS)
Total credits hours for Bachelor of Christian Studies (BCS)120
Biblical & Theological Studies
1B1311Old Testament Survey3
1B2311New Testament Survey3
1B3321Bible Backgrounds3
1B3331Bible Interpretation3
OT and NT Bible Book Studies (four required)12
1H1312Christian Heritage3
1T1311Christian Theology3
1B3301God with Us: The Story of the Bible3
Christian Studies
1P3322Principles of Leadership3
1P3331Spiritual Development3
1P3301Growing in Christlikeness3
1P3302Prayer3
1T1312Christian World View3
1E2322Teaching Christ-followers3
1E1342Living & Sharing the Gospel3
1E1341Missions & Church Planting2
1T4311World Religions2
1P2151Experiencing God Life Group I1.5
1P2152Experiencing God Life Group II1.5
1P2341Christian Service I3
1P2342Christian Service II3
1E1332Senior Seminar3
General Studies
1L3311English Composition 1013
1L3313English Composition 1023
1L3312English Composition 1033
1L4311Classics of Christian Literature3
1M2311Music Appreciation3
1C1311Intro to Psychology & Counselling3
1C1312Counselling Skills & Techniques3
1V1311Public Speaking3
1V4301Health & Wellness3
1H3311Western Civilization 1013
1H3312Western Civilization 1023
1V2311General Mathematics
or
1V2313Earth Science Introduction3
Free Electives12

The Canadian Baptist College is recognized by the Province of Alberta, and the Bachelor of Christian Studies (BCS) degree is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This certificate is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.