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.
Of the total 60 hours in the program, 47 are dedicated to subjects related to ministry and theology.
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.
|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 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|
- 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.
Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:
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.