Establish a Christian Foundation
“The Worldview Intensive Year is a gap-year program that will prepare students for any future area of study, anywhere in the world, grounding them in the Christian worldview, taught by the trusted faculty of Boyce College. Students will earn a full year of accredited college credit, and will be ready for a lifetime of Christian faithfulness.“
—R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President
Learn from frontline ministry leaders.
Students will have the opportunity to learn from pastors, scholars, and ministry leaders who serve on the frontlines of cultural engagement. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with R. Albert Mohler Jr. to discuss worldview and living as a Christian in modern society.
Accessible from anywhere.
The program is available to both residential and online students. In either setting, you will receive robust training in theology and apologetics, from the trusted faculty of Boyce College.
“ Through rigorous courses, kind professors, and a rich community, the Worldview Intensive Year bolstered my love for God and people. I feel prepared to engage students at a secular university, more secure in what I believe, and who I am in Christ. ”
|Fall Semester||16 Credits|
|EN 105||The English Language and the Christian Worldview I||3|
|MA 105||Math and the Christian Mind||3|
|PH 105||Philosophy and the Great Conversation||3|
|PH 141||Apologetics to the Glory of God I||1|
|TH 205||Foundations of Christian Doctrine||3|
|HS 165||The Arguments of History||3|
|Spring Semester||13 Credits|
|EN 106||The English Language and the Christian Worldview II||3|
|PH 110||The Christian Worldview and its Competitors||3|
|PH 142||Apologetics to the Glory of God II||1|
|PH 310||Ethics from a Christian Perspective||3|
|PS 105||Psychology and the Christian Understanding of the Self||3|
|Summer Term||3 Credits|
|PH 121/321||Christianity on the Secular Campus
Religion in the Public Square
|Total Degree Hours||32 Credits|
- Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Students will be able to provide 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
The Worldview Intensive Year is a one year foundational program that follows the same price structure as all degree programs at Boyce. The tuition rate for SBC students at Boyce is $356/hour. Since the Worldview program is 32 credit hours, the total tuition cost of the program for SBC students is $11,392. More information regarding tuition (including non-SBC rate), fees, and room and board can be found here.
The Worldview Intensive Year is designed for students interested in building a robust biblical worldview foundation before pursuing additional studies. We'll work with you to make sure that your Boyce classes will transfer to your chosen college or university. If you pursue additional studies at Boyce, the program is fully transferable to any of our degree programs. If you're uncertain about what degree to pursue, the Worldview Intensive Year might be a great way for you to start.
You will receive the core benefits of the Worldview Intensive Year at no additional cost. Some optional benefits, including trips and other experiences, would come at an additional cost, but these are optional and not required for you to successfully complete the program.
Yes, our Worldview Intensive Year can be done completely online. We offer courses in 8 or 16 week online options over the course of the year necessary to complete the program. Students may also complete this program over one year on-campus in Louisville. Click here to learn more about online learning.
Absolutely. Students can enjoy all the benefits of the Worldview Intensive Year without losing any time on the completion of their bachelor's degree. If you pursue additional studies at Boyce, the program is fully transferable to any of our degree programs. However, for some of our degree programs (such as Teacher Education, Business, and Worship & Music) students will need to substitute a class or two in order to stay on track. If this applies to you, you should speak with an Academic Counselor or review the list of pre-approved substitutions that's located on the Worldview Intensive Year page in the academic catalog.
Dr. Dustin Bruce, the Dean of Boyce College, serves as the Program Coordinator for the Worldview Intensive Year and will be your primary instructor. Additionally, you will study under a wide variety of Boyce faculty members.
You can meet Dr. Bruce and our faculty here.
Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:
You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.