Global Studies

Bachelor of Science

Preparation to live and work inter-culturally in both national and international settings.

Be equipped to serve in a variety of cultural contexts.

While the world is flattening and distances from one country to the next are shortening, cultures still vary and students must be able to traverse those cultures effectively in order to live, work, and serve those in need.

Be prepared to serve the Lord for his glory.

After completing this degree, students will be able to work in a variety of positions over the world in business, government service, relief and development organizations, and serve in traditional mission settings and churches

“ The Global Studies program at Boyce faithfully prepares students to share God's heart for the nations. Professors don't just teach from a textbook - they teach from real life experience, gained from years on the field. ”

Brianne McGill — Knoxville, TN

Course Information

Explore more about our Global Studies degree below.

General Studies 33 Credits
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
Biblical and Theological Studies 36 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 3
HS 202 Church History II 3
HS 305 Baptist History 3
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
TH 213 Christian Theology III 3
Ministry Studies 15 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
PR 206* Preaching II 3
SP 105* Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SP 106* Advanced Public Speaking 3
Major Studies 30 Credits
BA 111 Business and Global Studies 3
GS 211 Intercultural Communication 3
GS 221 Issues in Globalization 3
GS 231 Transformational Development and Relief 3
GS 311 Intro to Christian Anthropology 3
GS 331 Issues in Urbanization 3
GS 411 Ethnography: People Group Research 3
GS 489 Capstone Field Project 3
TH 331 World Religions 3
Restricted Elective (Choose from one of the following courses:
MS 211, MS 317, GS 321, GS 366, GS 431, GS 437, or GS 434)
General Electives 15 Credits
Total Degree Hours 129 Credits
  • Students must choose two of the following courses: PR 205 and PR 206 or SP 105 and SP106
    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 understand the history and practice of Christian Missions in a North American and global context.
  • Students will be able to apply classroom studies in Christian missions through participation in supervised ministry/church planting service or missions service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates will be prepared for ministry particularly focused in a global setting. Students who have graduated from this program have gone on to serve the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. In addition, this program has equipped students with the skills necessary to effectively serve in a variety of international contexts.

Dr. John Klaassen serves as our primary global studies professor and will work closely with students interested in this program.

You can meet Dr. Klaassen 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!

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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.

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