Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Bachelor of Science

Learn what it means to engage our culture with the gospel.

Take a robust mixture of philosophy, politics, and economics courses, engaging ideas spanning from ancient times to the present day.

Convictional.

Study world-shaping ideas through the lens of a Christian worldview. Learn what it means to engage philosophy, politics, and economics with a gospel-centered approach.

Foundational.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in law, governmental service, non-profit ministries, or ministering more effectively in everyday contexts.

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degree offers a variety of Christ-centric courses important for shaping believers with biblical truth. The professors’ personal and specific care and encouragement to me has been one of the biggest reasons for my success.

Jeremy Garriga — Tyrone, GA

I am being trained to be a confessional Christian in every class at Boyce. I am confident that I will be well prepared to engage the secular culture from a Christian worldview.

Jeffrey Edgecombe — Culpeper, VA

Course Information

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

General Studies 36 Credits
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3
HU 421 Great Books Seminar I 3
HU 422 Great Books Seminar II 3
MA 111 College Algebra 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 33 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
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
TH 311 Christian Theology III 3
Ministry Studies 12 Credits
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 39 Credits
PH 232 Critical Reasoning 3
PH 331 History of Philosophy I 3
PH 332 History of Philosophy II 3
PH 441 Political Philosophy 3
PL 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
SS 211 American Government 3
PL 311 Political Economy 3
PL 471* Constitutional Law 3
BA 371* Business Law 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
BA 211 Macroeconomics 3
BA 212 Microeconomics 3
MA 261 Statistical Analysis 3
Restricted Electives 3 Credits
PH, SS/PL, or BA — One restricted elective must be taken in Philosophy, Politics, or Business 3
General Electives 9 Credits
Total Degree Hours 129 Credits
  • Students must choose two of the following courses: PR 205 and PR 206 or SP 105 and SP106
    Students must choose between one of the following courses: PL 471 or BA 371
    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 integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will be able to explain the philosophical foundations of political and economic systems of thought within a larger Christian worldview.
  • Students will be able to describe how the political process results in public policy.
  • Students will be able to explain fiscal and monetary policy along with economic theories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students who graduate from our PPE program have the opportunity to pursue many avenues of future employment or study. The PPE degree is designed to equip students to serve in government and public service and within non-profit or Christian settings as well. The degree will also provide a wonderful foundation for students to pursue graduate studies. Many of our graduates consider pursuing law school, their master's in business administration, or a degree within philosophy or apologetics.

Dr. Bryan Baise serves as Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics for our PPE program.

You can meet Dr. Baise and 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.

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