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.

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.”

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, my year in the the Worldview Studies Certificate strengthened my love for God and people. I feel well-prepared to engage students in my classes at a secular university, more secure in what I believe, and who I am in Christ.”
RuthAnne Irvin, Worldview Study Certificate Alumna

Learning Outcomes

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

Program of Study

Worldview Certificate Students can choose from three different tracks of study (Worldview Certificate, Worldview Certificate: Teacher Education Track, and Worldview Certificate: Business Administration Track).

Worldview Studies Certificate

Fall Semester

Course Credit Hours
EN 101 English Composition I 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 141 Apologetics Seminar I 1
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3

Winter Term

Course Credit Hours
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3

Spring Semester

Course Credit Hours
EN 102 English Composition II 3
PH 142 Apologetics Seminar II 1
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
— — Introduction to Philosophy (Metroversity) 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy (Boyce College) 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3

Summer Term

Course Credit Hours
PH 121 Christianity on the Secular Campus 3

Total Degree Hours: 35

Worldview Studies Certificate: Teacher Education Track

Fall Semester

Course Credit Hours
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 1
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3

Winter Term

Course Credit Hours
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3

Spring Semester

Course Credit Hours
ED 200 Introduction to Education 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
PH 142 Apologetics Seminar II 1
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3

Summer Term

Course Credit Hours
PH 121 Christianity on the Secular Campus 3

Total Degree Hours: 35

Worldview Studies Certificate: Business Administration Track

Fall Semester

Course Credit Hours
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
EN 101 English Composition I 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 141 Apologetics Seminar I 1
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3

Winter Term

Course Credit Hours
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3

Spring Semester

Course Credit Hours
EN 102 English Composition II 3
BA 251 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
PH 142 Apologetics Seminar II 1
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy (Boyce College) 3
— Introduction to Philosophy (Metroversity) 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3

Summer Term

Course Credit Hours
PH 121 Christianity on the Secular Campus 3

Total Degree Hours: 35

Admissions Requirements

  1. Pastor/Church Recommendation Form
    When filling out our online application, recommendation forms are emailed to those whom you’ve indicated should receive them.
    Family members may not complete a recommendation form. Recommenders must have known the applicant for a minimum of one year. If for some reason, recommendations do not reflect the proper amount of diversity, the Admissions Office may request additional recommendations.
  2. Spiritual Autobiography
    When filling out the online application you’ll find a space to type your Spiritual Autobiography. The Spiritual Autobiography is a typed essay — no longer than 500 words — documenting your conversion, concisely articulating the gospel and telling your reasons for choosing Boyce College.
  3. Official Transcripts
    Transcription from all educational institutions is required. Official High School transcripts or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test scores are necessary unless the applicant has more than 24 college hours of post-high school college credit (dual enrollment courses do not count towards these 24 hours). It is best for applicants to request that transcripts be sent directly from their school to the Southern Seminary Admissions Office. In no case will the seminary consider as official a transcript marked “Issued to Student.” For transfer students, we also require other college and/or university transcripts
  4. Application Fee
    A $40 non-refundable application fee is due to the admissions office before the student’s application packet can be processed.
  5. ACT/SAT/CLT Scores
    All applicants (including home-schooled students) are required to submit scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Test (ACT), or the Classic Learning Test (CLT). The SAT code for Boyce College is 3858 and the ACT code is 5522. Applicants who are 24 or older or have passed 15 hours (post-high-school) from (a) a regionally accredited college or (b) a college with AABC accreditation, and have maintained at least a C average, are not required to submit these standardized test scores. (SAT, ACT, and CLT scores are not used as a basis of admission to Boyce College but are used to help evaluate a student’s ability to do college-level work.) Test scores can be waived for applicants 24 years or older.
  6. Housing Application
    All applicants (including internet and extension center applicants) are required to affirm or deny their need for campus housing. Campus housing constraints require us to know of housing needs at the earliest possible date. The following link will take you to our housing application.
  7. Documents of Citizenship
    Documentation of immigration classification for students who are not citizens of the United States.

Tuition and Fees

*Thanks to the generosity of the Southern Baptist Convention, students that are members of Southern Baptist Churches receive a steep discount on tuition. Tuition at Boyce is more than $20,000 less per year than the average Christian college. For students affiliated with SBC Churches, each class costs $1,257.

  • $419.00 per credit hour for Southern Baptist students
  • $838.00 per credit hour for non-Southern Baptist students
  • $447.00 student enrollment and student life fees

Average cost per semester: $10,357

The program costs a nominal $750.00 per semester fee in addition to the standard per-credit-hour tuition rate. This 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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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