Biblical & Theological Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Know the Word. Know God.

The church deserves the very best leaders.

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.

“ 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 36 Credits
EN 101 English Composition 1 3
EN 102 English Composition 2 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 21 Credits
CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
PR 205 Preaching I * 3
* women must take SP105
PR 206 Preaching II ** 3
**women must take SP106
PW 315 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership *** 3
***women must take CE238 or WS211 (online)
Restricted Electives
Choose one: CE101, CE 111, MS 211, MS 221, MU 181, YM 101
Biblical & Theological Studies 60 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
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.
• All 15 hours must be 200-400 level courses
General Electives 12 Credits
Total Degree Hours 129 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.
  • Students will be able to preach and/or teach Scripture clearly and passionately so as to engage the mind and move the heart.

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. Adam Howell, and Dr. Barry Joslin.

You can meet all 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!

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  • 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.

    Yes, our bachelors degree in biblical and theological studies can be done completely online. We offer courses in 8 or 16 week online options over the course of the four years necessary to complete the program. Students may also complete this program over four years on-campus in Louisville.

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