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Faculty of Arts and Science


Why a Christian Liberal Arts Education?

Arts and Science degrees draw on the centuries-old Liberal Arts educational tradition, which began when Christian scholars began teaching and pursuing knowledge and truth across a range of academic subject areas. The term “Liberal Arts” meant a well-rounded education for free people—not simply training for a particular job, but education in critical thinking, effective communication, and personal character meant to prepare students for service, leadership, and a life of purpose and meaning.

Ambrose University pursues the Liberal Arts in a particular way, linking it with a 2000-year-old Christian intellectual tradition, devoted to discipling hearts and minds into the image of Christ—in short, teaching to think Christianly. We welcome students from many different backgrounds to join us in this educational journey.

Personal Formation

Arts and Science degrees focus on personal formation. They all share an interdisciplinary dynamic: students learn the knowledge and skills they need for their future careers, but also gain a theologically and biblically robust education. As models and mentors, our desire is to guide students towards loving God with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind, and loving others as themselves. Put another way, our degrees are designed for spiritual and character formation.


We live in a world in motion—a world that is but is not yet. Experts anticipate a coming skills revolution in which up to half of the jobs we now work at will be transformed by automation and artificial intelligence (AI). But human skills—analysis, communication, research, teamwork, judgment—will be more important than ever. All Ambrose Arts and Science degrees—whatever their area of specialization—focus on these essential career skills.

Arts and Science Learning Outcomes

In a Christian Liberal Arts education, students learn about the Christian faith, about the world in which they live, and about how those two things come together. To accomplish this, all Arts and Science degrees and diplomas are designed to develop the following five Arts and Science Learning Outcomes.

1. Understanding

The knowledge and expertise needed for career success, social responsibility, and global citizenship.

2. Research

The skills needed to solve problems, find answers, and advance knowledge.

3. Analysis

The ability to think clearly, manage complexity, develop creative solutions, and make sound judgments.

4. Communication

The skills of listening and speaking, reading and writing, and collaborating on teams.

5. Character

A love of neighbour, eagerness to serve, and courage to act, mixed with the integrity, humility, and wisdom modelled by Jesus Christ.


Arts and Science Programs

Arts and Science programs at Ambrose University derive from our mission statement, educational principles, and learning outcomes. The following summary lists the available Ambrose University Arts and Science programs and the total credit hours required for completion of each program. Please see the specific academic program details for further information.

Arts and Science programs fit within the following programs:

Fine and Performing Arts
Acting (Theatre)

Christian Studies
General Studies
University Studies Diploma 


Social Sciences
Behavioural Science

Degree and Diploma Programs

Bachelor of Arts (3 year – 90 credits)
Business Administration Concentration
Christian Studies Concentration
English Concentration
General Studies Concentration
History Concentration
Music Concentration

Bachelor of Arts (4 year – 120 credits)
Behavioural Science Major
Christian Studies Major
English Major
History Major
Music Major
Psychology Major

Bachelor of Music (4 year – 120 credits)

Bachelor of Science (4 year – 120 credits)
Biology major

Diploma in Acting (2 year – 80 credits)

Post-Diploma Certificate in Advanced Acting (18 credits)

University Studies Diploma (2 year – 60 credits)

Certificate of Completion (Inclusive Post-Secondary Education)


Behavioural Science
Biblical Languages
Business Administration
Canadian Studies
Christian Studies
Community Development
Green Chemistry
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Intercultural Studies
Liberal Arts
Non-Profit Management
Worship Arts