Bachelor of Science

Achieve a deeper understanding and fuller command of your own humanity. Learn to see the world in light of the Word.

Transfer-friendly option.

Students looking to transfer into Boyce will find that our Humanities program is one of our most transfer-friendly degree options.

Preparation for all of life.

Humanities is a viable and reliable path to many fulfilling careers. Thoughtful, articulate, and perceptive employees are always in demand.

“ 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
Choose either SC111 and SC112 OR SC121 and SC122
SC 111 Principles of Biology 3
SC 112 Principles of Biology Lab 1
SC 121 Principles of Physical Science 3
SC 122 Principles of Physical Science Lab 1
Biblical and Theological Studies 30 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
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
HS 201 Church History I 3
HS 202 Church History II 3
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
Major Studies 39 Credits
HI — History 9-15
EN or HU — Literature 9-15
PH — Philosophy 9-15
HS 251 Classical Civilizations: The Greeks 3
HS 252 Classical Civilizations: The Romans 3
Minor Studies 15 Credits
General Electives 12 Credits
Total Degree Hours 127 Credits
Prerequisites: CP 100 Cooperative Program*
BC 101 Boyce College 101**
  • *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.
  • **This course is required for all on-campus students and should be completed during their first on-campus semester. Successful completion of BC 101 is required for graduation from Boyce College. 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 of the Humanities Program pursue graduate studies and a wide variety of other career paths, including opportunities in teaching, consulting, educational administration, journalism, publishing, advertising, human resources, government, and foreign service.

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
  • 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.

    Students 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.

    Degree Emphases

    Bachelor of Arts - Humanities with an emphasis in History

    History 48 Credits
    HS — History (students must take 30-36 hours) 30-36
    EN or HU — Literature (students generally complete 6 to 12 hours) 6-12
    General Electives 6 Credits
    (students who choose the History Emphasis will only have 6 remaining credits for elective courses)

    *only offered to those enrolled in BS: Humanities: History Emphasis* Students 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 Minor 15 Credits
    ED 200 Introduction to Teacher Education 3
    ED 230 Child and Adolescent Development 3
    ED 240 Educational Assessment 3
    ED 430 Classroom Management 3
    EN 221 World Literature Survey (or) 3
    EN 351 Children's Literature

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