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Biblical and Theological Studies

Know the Word. Know God

This core program trains you for ministry in the local church and provides instruction and experience in preaching, Bible study, pastoral leadership, and evangelism.

Prepare to teach and defend the faith

Be equipped for ministry and the Christian life while gaining experience in preaching, Bible study, leadership, and evangelism.

Nationally recognized faculty

Boyce College boasts a well-published faculty that is on the frontlines of evangelical scholarship, cultural engagement, and local church leadership. The same rigor they display in their own scholarship comes through in each class they teach.

Faculty Profile

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“Boyce was the place where I learned to preach and where I learned to interpret and understand the Bible. I’m so thankful for the faculty who invested their time in me at Boyce.”

Jonathan Akin, B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies, 2004


Program of Study



General Studies


EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HS 105 Ancient Near Eastern History 3
HU 421 Great Books Seminar I 3
HU 422 Great Books Seminar II 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PS 221 Marriage and the Family 3

Ministry Studies


CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
PR 205 Preaching I (Men) or 3
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking (Women)
PR 206 Preaching II (Men) or 3
SP 106 Advanced Public Speaking (Women)
PW 315 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership (Men) or 3
WS 211 The Role of Women in Ministry (Women)
Restricted Electives
Choose one: CE 111, MS 211, MS 221, MU 181, YM 101

Biblical and Theological Studies


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 342 History of the Bible 3
HS 201 Church History I 3
HS 202 Church History II 3
HS 305 Baptist History 3
LN 231 Greek I 3
LN 232 Greek II 3
LN 321 Hebrew I 3
LN 322 Hebrew II 3
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
TH 311 Christian Theology III 3
Restricted Electives
• Must be Bible, theology, philosophy or church history courses, with a minimum of 6 hours in Bible.
• Bible courses must include at least one OT and one NT elective.
• A minimum of 6 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

General Electives


Total Degree Hours


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

1. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.

2. Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.

3. Students will be able to preach and/or teach Scripture clearly and passionately so as to engage the mind and move the heart.

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