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. ”
|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)|
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 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|
• 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|
- 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
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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.
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.
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.