Communicate ancient truths to a changing world.
Earn a B.A. in Communication and a M.Div. in 5 years
The purpose of this program is to give the student comprehensive knowledge in biblical and theological studies, developing specific skills for effective ministry, while also providing a strong foundation in communication theory and application by exploring seminal issues in communication studies through a biblical worldview.
|General Studies||39 Credits|
|EN 101||English Composition I||3|
|EN 102||English Composition II||3|
|HS 161||World History||3|
|HS 171||American 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 311||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PH 321||Religion in the Public Square||3|
|SP 105||Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
|SP 106||Advanced Public Speaking||3|
|PS 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Ministry Studies||22 Credits|
|32960||Introduction to Christian Missions||3|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|45260||Discipleship and Family Ministry||3|
|40301||Pastoral Ministry (or)||3|
|44910||Applied Ministry: Theology||1|
|30000||Christian Preaching (or)||3|
|30020||Preaching Practicum (or)||3|
|40020||The Worship Church|
|Biblical and Theological Studies||51 Credits|
|20200||Old Testament Survey I||3|
|20220||Old Testament Survey II||3|
|22200||New Testament Survey I||3|
|22220||New Testament Survey II||3|
|25100||Church History I||3|
|25120||Church History II||3|
|26200||Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission||3|
|27060||Systematic Theology I||3|
|27070||Systematic Theology II||3|
|27080||Systematic Theology III||3|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax & Exegesis||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax & Exegesis||3|
|40510||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||3|
|Communication Core||27 Credits|
|BA 251||Management and Organizational Behavior||3|
|CS 101||Introduction to Communication Theory||3|
|CS 150||Media, Culture, and Society||3|
|CS 201||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|CS 311||Media Law and Ethics||3|
|CS 476||Communication Theory and Research||3|
|CS 498||Communication Internship||3|
|GS 211||Intercultural Communication||3|
|Areas of Emphasis (students must choose one of the two areas of emphasis in the tab above)||15 Credits|
|General Electives||6 Credits|
|Total Degree Hours||199 Credits|
|Total Credits Earned in Class||157|
|Credits Earned by Examination||42|
- Students will be able to demonstrate a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
- Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
- 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 display a biblical vision for ministry and lead with humble authority.
- Students will be able to preach/ teach Scripture clearly and passionately so as to engage the mind and move the heart.
- Students will be able to describe strategic steps for developing, organizing and executing each stage of a proper communication campaign.
- Students will recognize and recall key issues from communication studies, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, critical reasoning, communication theory, and communication praxis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduates from Boyce's Communication Seminary Track program will be equipped to serve in a variety of career fields. The program is designed to strategically equip students for ministry in a changing world. Students will be equipped to serve as a pastor, church planter, missionary, or a bi-vocational pastor. In addition to ministry opportunities, students will also be prepared to serve the Lord in communications too. Examples of career outcomes that may be pursued with a communication studies degree include promotional writing/packaging, content marketing, social media marketing, public relations, employee relations, nonprofit donor relations, missions, church ministry, community development, and academia.
Dr. Jason Leverett serves as Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Communication for our Communication program at Boyce. You can meet Dr. Leverett and the rest of our Boyce faculty here.
As you progress through the program and begin taking seminary coursework, you will be taught by our world-renown faculty at Southern Seminary. You can learn more about them here.
As a part of this Seminary Track program, you'll be able to receive an emphasis in Strategic Communication. This emphasis gives students the ability to study an area of interest more than the Communication core classes allow. As you prepare to graduate, having a deeper understanding will better equip you to serve in ministry or the communications career field.
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.
Students who are admitted into the Seminary Track program begin taking Seminary classes after their first year of study at Boyce College. After their first year, students officially begin working towards both the B.A. and M.Div. concurrently. After 5 years of full-time study, qualified students will graduate with both his or her B.A. and M.Div.
Seminary track students who are subsequently admitted into the concurrent Master of Divinity program will earn two degrees in as little as five years. The two degrees are the:
The Seminary Track program is designed for students who desire to be equipped for careers in the church and in the marketplace. With the world around us changing, the Business Seminary Track program will prepare students to serve the church while also have the necessary skills to work in the marketplace.
Students who feel called to ministry are often encouraged to complete their Master’s of Divinity following the completion of their undergraduate degree. The Seminary Track helps merge a student’s academic pursuits into one five-year program. With one five-year program, students will be able to save approximately 2-3 years of education compared to completing a four year degree and then a three year MDiv. In addition, The Seminary Track program can save students upwards of $15,000-20,000 by condensing their education into our five-year program.
For students considering the Seminary Track, there are two paths to gain entrance into the program:
Track 1 - Standard Entry (following one year of study at Boyce)
Students desiring to pursue the Seminary Track after their first year at Boyce may pursue admittance into the program after completing a minimum of 24 credit hours. Students wishing to begin the Seminary Track program must maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout their first year of study (at least 24 hours) and then undergo a character evaluation before gaining entrance into the program. After their first year of study, the student may complete the application process with his or her academic advisor.
Track 2 - Transfer Student Entry
Students transferring to Boyce College who would like to pursue the Seminary Track as a transfer student may also do so. If a student is transferring to Boyce with less than 24 hours of completed coursework must reach that minimum threshold to be able to apply for admission into the program. In some cases, however, if a student has already completed the necessary hours at the undergraduate level before transferring to Boyce may apply for acceptance into the program when they transfer to Boyce.
Students are able to begin the admissions process during their second semester at Boyce or once they are considered “in progress” for at least 24 credit hours. This often occurs during the month of December for the Spring semester or June for the Fall semester. Students will go through their academic adviser to receive the application information.
The character evaluation is intended to assess the Christian maturity of candidates and to consider their potential for success in graduate level study since the rigorous nature of this program will demand a lot of the student.
Students not admitted to the Business Seminary Track are encouraged to consider some of Boyce College’s other excellent undergraduate degree options. Students can complete a traditional Boyce College bachelor’s degree and then enroll in the Alumni MDiv, finishing both degrees in as little as 6 years.
Students who choose not to enroll in the Seminary Track will be able to transfer all of his or her Boyce College credit into the Business Administration bachelors degree or many other programs at Boyce.
Students who enter the seminary track pay the standard tuition rate for Boyce College during their first year of study. If students are admitted into the concurrent MDiv after completing their first year of study, the remainder of their tuition costs are paid through a program fee over the next four years ($46,702 SBC; $62,313 non-SBC [2020-21 school year]). A down payment of $1,000 is due after the admissions process to secure a student’s spot in the concurrent degrees. Then the balance of the program fee is paid monthly over the next 48 months. Students who do not complete both degrees during the 48 month period are subject to a continuation fee of $1,000 per year.
Yes. Seminary Track students may apply for Boyce College scholarships and must meet basic eligibility requirements including full-time study at the Louisville campus. Seminary Track students can apply for the need-based General Scholarship or the merit-based Academic Excellence Scholarship. Students who are members or members in-progress at a Southern Baptist church can qualify for the SBC tuition rate, which reduces tuition by 50%.
Seminary Track students earn the credit hours toward their undergraduate degree in several ways. First, many classes will be taken at the undergraduate level. In addition, Seminary Track students will earn some of their hours through credit-by-examination tests at the conclusion of their semesters of study.
Seminary Track students are considered undergraduates until they reach 120 credit hours, with full-time status is 12 credit hours per semester. Once they reach 120 credit hours, seminary track students are considered masters-level students, with full-time status changing to 9 credit hours per semester.
Yes, Seminary Track students get the best of both worlds—the full undergraduate student life experience combined with the opportunity to achieve their academic goals more quickly. Seminary Track students live in undergraduate housing, take undergraduate courses throughout their degree, and can participate in Boyce College’s robust student life program.
Beginning in the Fall of 2020, all Boyce College Seminary Tracks are able to be completed online. Click here to learn more about online learning.
Bachelor of Arts—Communication
|Strategic Communication||15 Credits|
|CS 211||Writing for Publication||3|
|CS 256||Fundamentals of Graphic Design||3|
|CS 301||Strategic Communication||3|
|CS 352||Crisis Management||3|
|CS 456||Integrated Marketing Communication||3|
|Digital Media Emphasis||15 Credits|
|CS 256||Fundamentals of Graphic Design||3|
|CS 279||Visual Basics||3|
|WL 321||Audio Basics||3|
|WL 322||Audio & Visual Post-Production Basics||3|
|BA 389||Production Management||3|