Worldview Studies Certificate

Certificate Program

Establish a Christian Foundation

Seven out of 10 teenagers who are active in their youth groups will leave the church after high school. This one-year program is intended to help establish a foundation in a biblical worldview in first-time students preparing for further studies at Boyce or a university.

Learn from special speakers.

Students will travel to Nashville and Boston to meet people on the frontlines of cultural engagement. Students spend at least two sessions with R. Albert Mohler Jr., noted author, public commentator, and president of Southern Seminary, discussing matters of worldview and college life. Students will also spend time with Bland Mason, chaplain to the Boston Red Sox, as he teaches “Christianity on the Secular Campus.”

Gain university exposure.

The capstone course for the WSC is called “Christianity on the Secular Campus.” This will be a one-week long course held in Boston, Massachusetts on the historic campus of Harvard University. In addition to lectures, students will visit historic and culturally relevant sites in and around Boston. This class will provide a first-hand look at the Christian origins of academic pursuit and its influence on North American higher education.

Through rigorous courses, kind professors, and a rich community, the Worldview Studies Certificate bolstered my love for God and people. I feel prepared to engage students a secular university, more secure in what I believe, and who I am in Christ.

RuthAnne Irvin, Alumna at Made to Flourish
— Kansas City, MO

Course Information

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

Fall Semester 16 Credits
EN 101 English Composition I 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 141 Apologetics Seminar I 3
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
Winter Term 3 Credits
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
Spring Semester 13 Credits
EN 102 English Composition II 3
PH 142 Apologetics Seminar II 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Philosophy (Metroversity) or 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy (Boyce College) 3
HS 161 World History or 3
HS 171 American History 3
Summer Term 3 Credits
PH 121 Christianity on the Secular Campus 3
Total Degree Hours 35 Credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will be able to describe a philosophical defense and promotion of Christianity’s emphasis on the secular university context.
  • Students will be able to explain the fundamental elements of a Christian worldview and the relation of that worldview to daily life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Worldview Studies program is designed for students interested in building a robust biblical worldview foundation before pursuing additional studies. The program is fully transferrable to any other degree program at Boyce. If you're uncertain about what degree to pursue, Worldview Studies might be a great place to start for you.

Yes, the program costs a nominal fee of $750/per semester in addition to the standard per-credit hour tuition rate.

The program fee covers the cost of the extra- and co-curricular opportunities unique to the program. Some optional aspects of the program (e.g., out of town travel) may incur additional fees.

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

    Degree Tracks

    Fall Semester 16 Credits
    EN 101 English Composition I 3
    MA 111 College Algebra 3
    PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
    PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
    PH 141 Apologetics Seminar I 3
    PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
    Winter Term 3 Credits
    TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
    Spring Semester 13 Credits
    ED 200 Introduction to Education 3
    EN 102 English Composition II 3
    PH 142 Apologetics Seminar I 3
    PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
    HS 161 World History or 3
    HS 171 American History 3
    Summer Term 3 Credits
    PH 121 Christianity on the Secular Campus 3
    Total Degree Hours 35 Credits

    Fall Semester 16 Credits
    EN 101 English Composition I 3
    MA — Math Elective 3
    BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
    PH 141 Apologetics Seminar I 3
    PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
    PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
    Winter Term 3 Credits
    TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
    Spring Semester 13 Credits
    EN 102 English Composition II 3
    BA 251 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
    PH 142 Apologetics Seminar II 3
    PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
    PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy (Boyce College) or 3
    Introduction to Philosophy (Metroversity) 3
    HS 161 World History or 3
    HS 171 American History 3
    Summer Term 3 Credits
    PH 121 Christianity on the Secular Campus 3
    Total Degree Hours 35 Credits
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