Bachelor of Science

The Humanities program believes that the primary purpose of an education is to become fully human.

Transfer-friendly option.

Transfer students are able to transfer in the maximum number of hours earned from other institutions.

Learn the necessary skills for further education.

Humanities students are prepared for a variety of graduate programs and for jobs that require both reasoning skills and people skills.

“ For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with history, stories, and philosophy. I wanted a degree that allowed me to study all three areas. In Boyce's Humanities program, I found professors who were dedicated to guiding their students to see the world by the light of the Bible. ”

Danielle Devine — Fort Belvoir, VA

Course Information

Use the tabs below to explore the courses, outcomes, and further information on this program.

General Studies 31 Credits
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition 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
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SC 111 Principles of Biology and Lab (or) 3
SC 121 Principles of Physical Science and Lab 3
Ministry Studies 6 Credits
CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
Biblical and Theological Studies 24 Credits
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
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
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
TH 213 Christian Theology III 3
Major Studies 36 Credits
HI — History* 3
EN or HU — Literature* 3
PH — Philosophy* 3
Minor Studies 15 Credits
General Electives 18 Credits
Total Degree Hours 130 Credits
  • Students must take a minimum of 9 hours and a maximum of 15 hours in each of these areas to meet their Major Studies requirement: History, Literature, and Philosophy.
    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 comprehend, interpret, discuss, and analyze written communication of various genres.
  • Students will be able to describe the history of civilizations and the forces shaping contemporary society.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of contexts. Our humanities program offers students the ability to gain the appropriate training for continued education at the graduate level. In addition, students can pursue the History emphasis with an Elementary Education minor if they are interested in teaching. Other options include pursuing law school, serving in a church, or serving in a non-profit or public service setting.

Dr. Tyler Flatt serves as the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor for the Humanities program

You can meet Dr. Flatt 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!

  • Visit Campus
  • Start your Application
  • 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 Humanities 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. Click here to learn more about online learning.

    Degree Emphases

    Bachelor of Arts - Humanities with an emphasis in History

    History 48 Credits
    HS — History (students must take 30-36 hours) 3
    EN or HU — Literature (students generally complete 6 to 12 hours) 3
    PH — Philosophy (students generally complete 6 to 12 hours) 3
    General Electives (students emphasizing in History will only have 6 hours remaining for general electives) 3

    Those considering a career in secondary education should pair the History emphasis with the Minor in Elementary Education, enabling them to build a solid foundation of education courses.

    Elementary Education 15 Credits
    ED 200 Introduction to Education (must be completed before any other classes within the minor) 3
    ED 230 Child and Adolescent Development 3
    ED 240 Educational Assessment 3
    ED 420 Classroom Management 3
    EN 221 World Literature Survey (or) 3
    EN 351 Children's Literature
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