Biblical & Theological Studies

Associate of Arts

Know the Word. Know God.

For those looking to be trained in ministry, our two-year associates program provides a convenient and affordable route toward a Bible degree.

Convictional

Of the total 60 hours in the program, 47 are dedicated to subjects related to ministry and theology.

Affordable

Members of a Southern Baptist Church can complete the entire two-year degree for less than $23,000.

“ The BTS program has given me the opportunity to study with premier scholars who care deeply for the Scriptures and for their students. ”

Ian Grigsby — Prattville, AL

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Use the tabs below to explore the courses, outcomes, and further information on this program.

General Studies 18 Credits
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology or 3
PS 221 Marriage and the Family 3
Ministry Studies 15 Credits
CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
PW 315 Pastoral Ministry & Leadership (Men) 3
Female students may substitute one of the following:
WS211, 331, 340, 417; CE 111, 113, 238, 348, 363
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
Biblical & Theological Studies 27 Credits
BL 101 Old Testament Survey I 3
BL 102 Old Testament Survey II 3
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
BL 151 New Testament Survey I 3
BL 152 New Testament Survey II 3
BL — Old or New Testament Elective 3
HS 201 Church History I or 3
HS 202 Church History II 3
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II or 3
TH 311 Christian Theology III 3
Total Degree Hours 60 Credits
  • Prerequisite: CP 100. Students needing this course should register for it during their first semester of study. All course work is completed online. There is no charge for this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates will be prepared for career opportunities throughout a variety of ministry contexts. Whether serving full-time or as a lay leader in church, this program will prepare you to effectively lead with a proper understanding of the Scriptures. Students who graduate from this program will also be equipped to serve in para-church settings.

As a Biblical and Theological Studies student, you will learn from a well-published and excellent faculty. Some of those professors include Dr. Denny Burk, Dr. DeKlavon, Dr. Adam Howell, and Dr. Barry Joslin.

You can meet these professors and the rest of our faculty here.

As a prospective student, we have two next steps that we would love for you to consider taking. Follow the links below to take your next steps!

  • Visit Campus
  • Start your Application
  • Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:

  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Spiritual Autobiography
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official ACT, SAT, or CLT test scores
  • Application Fee

  • You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.

    Our associates degree in biblical and theological studies offers students who may interested in gaining an understanding of the Christian faith a flexible and affordable way to begin their educational pursuits. Though this program is only two-years, it will provide graduates with a wonderful basic understanding of Scripture and their faith. It also serves as a great option for those to complete and then rollover into a four-year bachelors degree in biblical and theological studies at Boyce.

    Students can complete this program completely online. We offer these courses in 8 or 16 week online course options over the course of the two years necessary to complete the program. Students may also complete this program on-campus in Louisville.

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