Program Information

School: Prairie Bible Institute
Faculty: Bible College
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: International/Global Studies
Description: Prairie?s Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies ? Global Social Justice (GSJ) major provides a firm grounding in the theories, methods, and practice of social justice involvements, providing the student with the ideal combination of knowledge and skills to successfully continue to master’s level study or obtain entry-level employment in this sector.

A highlight of this program is a 9-month internship that will lead you to at least 10 countries and 4 continents. For the first two months of travel with your fellow students, you will observe and at times participate in ministry with orphans, street kids, prisoners, AIDS victims and former child soldiers. Church planting in a creative access nation, or a post-Christian area, and anti-human trafficking initiatives will also be on the agenda. Subsequently, you will immerse yourself in a social justice six-month internship with a non-government organization (NGO) at a location of your own choosing. You will work and study under the leadership of local mentors as well as study the local language. After the internship, you will join your cohort and travel to Africa to observe what God is doing there. Throughout the entire nine months, you will work towards completing twenty-seven credits of coursework. The countries may change from year to year. Flexibility is expected.

URL: Bachelor of Arts – Global Social Justice at Prairie Bible Institute
Length: 4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 60
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Admission to Prairie requires a student to be a high school graduate with a minimum final average of 60% in five senior (Grade 12) subjects, one of which must be English. Applicants are also required to have a minimum of a 60% average in English 30/33, Social Studies 30/33, and a 30/33-level science, math, or foreign language course (if taken). If a student is not enrolled in five Grade 12 subjects, course marks from relevant Grade 11 subjects may be considered. In most of the other Canadian provinces, grade 12 is equivalent to the Alberta Secondary School Diploma. For more detailed information, please visit: http://prairie.edu/Bible-College/Admissions.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

International students must submit proof of English proficiency by completing one of the following: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based test; or 550 for the paper-based test; or 80 on the internet-based test; OR The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exam with an overall band score of 6.5.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference

Applicants are required to submit their personal Christian testimony, and a ministry leader and general reference.