Love God. Love Neighbor.

Boyce College stands on the gospel and has since its founding. Our faculty's commitment to the Bible and to cultural engagement, along with our vibrant student life culture and academic programs, will equip students for faithfulness in all of life.

Convictional

Boyce College derives its name from James P. Boyce, founder and first president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to being a Southern Baptist statesman, Boyce sought to innovate the world of theological education by making it more convictional, rigorous, and accessible. This vision for theological education that is biblically orthodox, academically challenging, and widely attainable, though articulated over 150 years ago, lives on through the leadership of R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary and Boyce College.

Today’s Christian college students and graduates will face challenges that previous generations could not have imagined. Under Mohler’s leadership, Boyce College is in a position to train students who will serve the church and engage the culture from a convictional and biblical worldview, regardless of the challenges before them.

Beliefs

Boyce College stands on the confessional vision articulated by the founding faculty in the Abstract of Principles and on the Baptist Faith and Message.

Denominational Affiliation

Southern Seminary is an agency of the Southern Baptist Convention. In addition to providing substantial financial support to the seminary, the Convention also elects the Board of Trustees of the seminary.

Accreditation

Southern Seminary is a private not-for-profit institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

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Rigorous

Boyce College boasts a well-published faculty that is on the frontlines of evangelical scholarship, cultural engagement, and local church leadership. The same rigor they display in their own scholarship comes through in each class they teach. Being a confessional institution, Boyce is able to fill a niche among Christian colleges by being a seminary-based institution that holds fast to its convictions.

Accessible

At Boyce College, students can access quality education in a variety of formats, like on-campus studies, Boyce Online, Seminary Track, dual enrollment, and more. These formats prepare students from all educational backgrounds to stand on the Word of God in the ministry or vocation to which God has called them.

An important aspect for all of Boyce’s degree programs and formats is the community, which is not just the context for the curriculum, but part of the curriculum itself. Students at Boyce College live, worship, and grow in community with one another, giving them access to all sorts of opportunities for learning and development.

Mission

Boyce College is the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. As such, it functions under the mission statement of Southern Seminary:

Under the lordship of Jesus Christ, the mission of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is to be totally committed to the Bible as the Word of God, to the Great Commission as our mandate, and to be a servant of the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention by training, educating, and preparing ministers of the gospel for more faithful service.

Within the mission of Southern Seminary, the purpose of Boyce College is to conduct undergraduate programs in biblical studies to prepare students for the task of Great Commission ministry in local churches, as well as in the agencies and institutions of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The seminary utilizes evangelical scholarship with reverent dependence upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit who witnesses to the truth of the Holy Scriptures. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, under the governance of its Board of Trustees, conducts its programs in an environment of spiritual nurture for the development of Christian leaders, including lay leaders, for the various ministries of the churches and the denomination. The programs of the seminary focus on the development of ministerial competencies at the pre-baccalaureate, baccalaureate, professional post-baccalaureate, professional doctoral, and research doctoral levels. The seminary also provides services to persons, churches, and denominational entities through its programs of continuing education for ministry.

The seminary does not discriminate because of race, color, ethnic or national origin, political orientation, handicap, age, or gender in its educational and administrative programs.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

BA

Boyce College

This core program trains you for ministry in the local church and provides instruction and experience in preaching, Bible study, pastoral leadership, and evangelism. ... [+]

Know the Word. Know God

This core program trains you for ministry in the local church and provides instruction and experience in preaching, Bible study, pastoral leadership, and evangelism.

Prepare to teach and defend the faith

Be equipped for ministry and Christian life while gaining experience in preaching, Bible study, leadership, and evangelism.

Nationally recognized faculty

Boyce College boasts a well-published faculty that is on the frontlines of evangelical scholarship, cultural engagement, and local church leadership. The same rigor they display in their own scholarship comes through in each class they teach.

“Boyce was the place where I learned to preach and where I learned to interpret and understand the Bible. I’m so thankful for the faculty who invested their time in me at Boyce.”Jonathan Akin, B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies, 2004... [-]

USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
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4 years
Campus
Online
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Earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years. There has never been a more rigorous and expedient way to prepare for gospel ministry. Experience the rig ... [+]

Be prepared for ministry.

Earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years. There has never been a more rigorous and expedient way to prepare for gospel ministry. Experience the rigor of seminary while enjoying the rich community of Boyce.

Study with the authors.

Seminary Track students have the opportunity to study with the world-renowned faculty of Southern Seminary: Scholars like R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Tom Schreiner.

Save time. Save money.

The Boyce Seminary Track not only saves time – it can save more than $10,000 compared to completing the degrees separately.

“The Boyce Seminary Track provides the opportunity to study with top scholars who are unapologetically committed to the Scriptures. I have been amazed at how much my professors care about more than just my academics, they care about me. Southern doesn’t want to just produce scholars, they want to cultivate Christ-like ministers of the Word for a world in need.”Garrett Davis, B.A. Biblical & Theological Studies (Seminary Track), 2017... [-]

USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
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5 years
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This program leads students to love evangelism and discipleship through the study and practice of apologetics. ... [+]

Knowledge that strengthens

This program leads students to love evangelism and discipleship through the study and practice of apologetics.

Defend the faith

Be equipped to defend and promote Christianity while explaining the hope of Christ.

All of life through the gospel

Apply a Christ-centered worldview to every part of daily life and teach others to do the same.

“By the time students graduate, I want them to be able to not merely just engage with ideas that are not their own and not merely be reinforced in what they believe — I want both of those to happen. I want them to go out and serve the church well, and I think reading philosophy and studying philosophy and reading through philosophical concepts at more than just a superficial level serves the church really well.”Bryan Baise, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics... [-]

USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Boyce College

Expository Preaching and Pastoral Leadership prepares the student for a vibrant pastoral ministry. Faithfulness to the Word and its leadership principles are the foundati ... [+]

Expository Preaching and Pastoral Leadership prepares the student for a vibrant pastoral ministry. Faithfulness to the Word and its leadership principles are the foundation for the student’s study.

Learning Outcomes 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. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced ability to prepare and delivery expository sermons. Students will be able to describe and defend the biblical qualifications and practical responsibilities of the week to week pastoral ministry. Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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BSc

Boyce College

Gain counseling experience inside and outside of the classroom as you learn to point to Christ-centered solution. Our counseling programs fulfill the training requirement ... [+]

Know the Word. Counsel the Word.

Boyce’s approach to counseling is centered on the Bible.

Be equipped to help the hurting.

Gain counseling experience inside and outside of the classroom as you learn to point to Christ-centered solution.

The training you need to serve the church.

Our counseling programs fulfill the training requirement for certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

“Here at Boyce, we are committed to providing you with a robust theological education. We believe God’s Word is sufficient and our program will train you to competently and confidently use God’s Word to disciple and counsel others.”Andrew Rogers, Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling... [-]

USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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The student’s individual calling and passion within music and worship ministry is cultivated and mentored throughout the course of the degree. The gospel is the focus in ... [+]

Ministry Faithfulness

The student’s individual calling and passion within music and worship ministry is cultivated and mentored throughout the course of the degree.

Musical Excellence

Students take weekly private lessons, participate in ensembles, and receive theory and aural skills training.

Gospel-centered

The gospel is the focus in every area of this degree. All of our classes, services, and training is centered on Christ.

Learning Outcomes 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 demonstrate a basic understanding of the language of music through theoretical analysis and aural skills performance. Students will describe the historical practice and philosophy of the role of music in the church. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the performance of music as a musician and the application of music to the local church as a music ministry leader. Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Our faculty have been or are currently worship pastors, they have the pastoral experience and hearts necessary to shepherd their students ministerially as well as academi ... [+]

Pastorally focused

Our faculty have been or are currently worship pastors, they have the pastoral experience and hearts necessary to shepherd their students ministerially as well as academically.

Musically diverse

Students and faculty contribute knowledge and skill in diverse musical styles, seen in ensembles, various recording projects, and private lessons.

Gospel-centered

The gospel is the focus in every area of this degree. All of our classes, services, and training is centered on Christ.

Learning Outcomes 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 demonstrate a basic understanding of the language of music through theoretical analysis and aural skills performance. Students will describe the historical practice and philosophy of the role of music in the church. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the performance of music as a musician and the application of music to the local church as a music ministry leader. Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Boyce College

Learn how your Christian worldview shapes the way you work in the marketplace. Whether you serve in administration, cross-culturally, or in a traditional business, this d ... [+]

Business to the glory of God

Learn how your Christian worldview shapes the way you work in the marketplace.

Meet local business leaders

Dialogue with and learn from Christians in business.

Prepare for service around the world

Whether you serve in administration, cross-culturally, or in a traditional business, this degree has the training you need.

“At Boyce, you will receive a strong biblical and theological education, which is foundational to any area of study and to all of life. Also, having a solid business education, which our program gives you, allows a student to make a real impact in the world.”David Bosch, Associate Professor of Business Administration... [-]

USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
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4 years
Campus
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The Church Ministry degree will prepare you for pastoral and ministry-related roles in the local church. ... [+]

The Church Ministry degree will prepare you for pastoral and ministry-related roles in the local church.

Students who complete this program will be equipped to work in various ministry positions related to children, youth, family, and leadership ministry within the local church. A 33-hour core of Church Ministry studies is required and includes a concentration in Christian Leadership.

Learning Outcomes 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 explain and model a functional ecclesiology that emphasizes unity and teamwork in local church ministry. Students will be able to recruit and train lay volunteers for various local church ministries. Students will be able to demonstrate basic competencies for leading as a ministry associate, youth minister, or family minister. Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Boyce College

Students who complete this program will be equipped to work in various ministry positions related to children, youth, family, and leadership ministry within the local chu ... [+]

Make disciples of all ages.

Students who complete this program will be equipped to work in various ministry positions related to children, youth, family, and leadership ministry within the local church. A 33-hour core of Church Ministry studies is required and includes a concentration in Youth and Family Ministry.

Learning Outcomes 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 explain and model a functional ecclesiology that emphasizes unity and teamwork in local church ministry. Students will be able to recruit and train lay volunteers for various local church ministries. Students will be able to demonstrate basic competencies for leading as a ministry associate, youth minister, or family minister. Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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The Communication program is an interdisciplinary approach to studying influential communication techniques and concepts. It will prepare students to successfully engage ... [+]

The Communication program is an interdisciplinary approach to studying influential communication techniques and concepts. It will prepare students to successfully engage with communication concepts and ideas that have shaped the world.

Build a foundation.

This degree will help you build a theological and philosophical foundation for communication.

Integrate your studies.

Communication degree students will be provided with the ability to integrate their studies with communication-based issues that Christians face around the globe.

Communicate theology.

This degree will help students discuss and solve communication issues with a strong theological core.

Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
September 2020
English (US)
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4 years
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The Humanities program operates on the assumption that the primary purpose of education is to become fully human. Transfer students are able to transfer in the maximum nu ... [+]

The Humanities program operates on the assumption that the primary purpose of education is to become fully human.

Transfer students are able to transfer in the maximum number of hours earned from other institutions.

Humanities students are prepared for a variety of graduate programs and for jobs that require both reasoning skills and people skills.

Flatt’s job, as he sees it, is to link what the Bible says about who we are, what we ought to think, and how we ought to live with the classics. “Grappling with these questions will be extremely enriching,” he said. “I am there to guide and curate this experience for our students, to introduce students to these great thinkers, and then to say, ‘Go now and dialogue with them.’”Tyler Flatt, Assistant Professor of Humanities... [-]

USA Louisville
January 2020
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4 years
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Take a robust mixture of philosophy, politics, and economics courses, engaging ideas spanning from ancient times to the present day. Graduates will be prepared for career ... [+]

Interdisciplinary

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.

“In this program students will learn how the gospel informs how we engage with one another socially, politically and economically. They will interact with philosophical and theological ideas that have shaped industries and nations through the lens of a Christian worldview.”Bryan Baise, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics... [-]

USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Prepare for the challenges of teaching and leading in the classroom, church, or mission field from a biblical worldview. Field experience allows the student the opportuni ... [+]

100% job placement rate.

Every student planning to teach finds a job shortly after graduation.

Teach from a biblical worldview.

Prepare for the challenges of teaching and leading in the classroom, church, or mission field from a biblical worldview.

200+ hours of field experience.

Field experience allows the student the opportunity to put into practice what they are learning and apply it in an elementary classroom or ESL setting.

Teacher As Servant-Leader

The primary mission of the Boyce Teacher Education Program is to provide Christ-centered quality teacher education, preparing the next generation of educators to be servant-leaders in private and public schools and on the mission field. The TEP is designed to equip the servant-leader with the range of knowledge necessary for the profession of teaching, with the skills of teaching as recognized in the education profession, and with the dispositions of a servant-leader in a world of diversity.... [-]

USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Bachelor

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While the world is flattening and distances from one country to the next are shortening, cultures still vary and students must be able to traverse those cultures effectiv ... [+]

Preparation to live and work inter-culturally in both national and international settings.

While the world is flattening and distances from one country to the next are shortening, cultures still vary and students must be able to traverse those cultures effectively in order to live, work, and serve those in need.

After completing this degree, students will be able to work in a variety of positions over the world in business, government service, relief, and development organizations, and serve in traditional mission settings and churches.

Learning Outcomes 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 understand the history and practice of Christian Missions in a North American and global context. Students will be able to apply classroom studies in Christian missions through participation in supervised ministry/church planting service or missions service. Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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