Know the Word. Know God.
The church deserves the very best leaders.
This program is designed for students who want a thorough knowledge of the Bible (including the biblical languages), theology, and practical ministry training, as preparation for ministry and for graduate study.
“ The BTS program has given me the opportunity to study with premier scholars who care deeply for the Scriptures and for their students. ”
|General Studies||36 Credits|
|EN 101||English Composition 1||3|
|EN 102||English Composition 2||3|
|HS 105||Ancient Near Eastern History||3|
|HU 121||Great Books I||3|
|HU 122||Great Books 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|
|PS 221||Marriage and the Family||3|
|Ministry Studies||21 Credits|
|CN 101||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|MS 101||Introduction to Christian Missions||3|
|MS 105||Personal Evangelism||3|
|PR 205*||Preaching I||3|
|PR 206**||Preaching II||3|
|PW 315***||Pastoral Ministry and Leadership||3|
Choose one: CE101, CE 111, MS 211, MS 221, YM 101
|Women enrolled in this program must make the following course substitutions:
***PW315--CE238 or WS211 (online)
|Biblical & Theological Studies||60 Credits|
|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|
|HS 201||Church History I||3|
|HS 202||Church History II||3|
|HS 305||Baptist History||3|
|LN 231||Greek I||3|
|LN 232||Greek II||3|
|LN 321||Hebrew I||3|
|LN 322||Hebrew II||3|
|TH 211||Christian Theology I||3|
|TH 212||Christian Theology II||3|
|TH 311||Christian Theology III||3|
• Must be Bible, theology, philosophy or church history courses, with a minimum of 6 hours in Bible.
• Bible courses must include at least one OT and one NT elective.
• All 15 hours must be 200-400 level courses
|General Electives||12 Credits|
|Total Degree Hours||129 Credits|
- 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 preach and/or teach Scripture clearly and passionately so as to engage the mind and move the heart.
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduates will be prepared for career opportunities throughout a variety of ministry contexts. Whether serving full-time or as a lay leader in church, this program will prepare you to effectively lead with a proper understanding of the Scriptures. Students who graduate from this program will also be equipped to serve in para-church settings.
As a Biblical and Theological Studies student, you will learn from a well-published and excellent faculty. Some of those professors include Dr. Denny Burk, Dr. Oren Martin, and Dr. Adam Howell.
You can meet all of 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.
Yes, our bachelors degree in biblical and theological studies 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.