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Boyce College stands on th its founding. Our faculty’s

and to cultural engageme student life culture and a equip you for faithfulness

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ul campus or right where DAN DEWITT dean of Boyce College

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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.


ictional R. ALBERT MOHLER JR. | president The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College

BOYCE COLLEGE boasts a well published faculty that is on the frontlines of evangelical scholarship, cultural engagement and local church leadership. These professors, in addition to writing books, lead a variety of evangelical organizations, like the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and the new Center for Gospel and Culture. The same rigor they display in their own scholarship comes through in each class they teach.



AT BOYCE COLLEGE, students can access quality education in a variety of formats, like 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 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 growth.



Degree programs Boyce College is serious about the gospel and about helping students develop a more serious faith. The biblical core classes pervade all of Boyce’s degree programs. This biblical foundation enables students to deepen their love for God’s Word, to grow in their knowledge of God and to train for a life of faithfully serving the church or engaging the culture.

Jordan Michael is a biblical counseling student from Illinois. He goes to Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, and lives in the same dorm as Caleb Sherwood. The two have become good friends and play on the same intramural basketball team.



Matt Swanberg

Caleb Sherwood

came to Boyce College

is a worship and

from Texas. He’s in the

pastoral studies major

biblical and theological

at Boyce. He is a

studies program

worship intern at his

and attends Sojourn

local church, Ninth

Community Church

and O Baptist Church,

in Louisville. He plays

and plays guitar in

bass guitar, which is

Lexington Road, one

how he got to know

of Boyce’s music teams

Caleb Sherwood.

that leads worship for dorm meetings and chapel services.


preparing to pastor When Joseph Dicks visited the campus of Boyce College and Southern Seminary in 2012, he ran into professor James M. Hamilton Jr. “I didn’t know much about the school,” Joseph said. “Hamilton started telling me what the school stood for, and immediately set up a meeting for me with an academic advisor. That’s where I really found out about Boyce College.” One year into his program at Boyce, “It’s been amazing,” he said. “Not just the academia, but the relationships that I’ve made. People actually live out the gospel, and you see biblical practices put into place, like discipleship and accountability. They do a great job cultivating


a healthy environment for spiritual growth.” Joseph is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in biblical and theological studies in the seminary track format. In this program, he takes classes at Boyce College and Southern Seminary concurrently, allowing him to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree more quickly. “The classes really give you a strong theological foundation” said Joseph, who has a heart to serve as a pastor in the local church. “When you have the professors who are pastors as well as teachers, you learn from their teaching, but also from their experience.”

D EGREE CATEGORIES Biblical and Theological Studies • B.A. in biblical and theological studies: seminary track • B.A. in biblical and theological studies • A.A. in biblical and theological studies Church Ministry • B.A. in church ministry: expository preaching and pastoral leadership • B.S. in church ministry: family and youth ministry track • B.S. in church ministry: Christian leadership track • B.S. in biblical studies: biblical counseling • B.S. in biblical studies: worship and pastoral studies • B.S. in biblical studies: worship and music studies Missions and Evangelism • B.S. in biblical studies: global studies • B.A. in Christian worldview and apologetics Workplace • B.S. in teacher education • B.S. in humanities

“We hold the education of the ministry a matter of the first importance to the churches of Christ.” James P. Boyce founder and first president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



owen strachan Owen Strachan is assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at Boyce College, as well as president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Strachan’s involvement with CBMW places him


on the forefront of cultural engagement. His strategy for this engagement is to “aid local churches in the formation of God-glorifying families even as we engage the broader cultural discussion of marriage, homosexuality and human


flourishing,” he said. “We are ideally positioned for such engagement, because in a world struggling to find balance on the shifting sand of opinion, we stand on the solid rock of God’s truth.” In addition to teaching and leading CBMW,

Strachan serves as the director of the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. He is the author of Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome, a contributor to God and the Gay Christian?, co-author

of the five-volume Essential Edwards Collection and the forthcoming The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision and co-editor of The Pastor as Scholar, the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry.

“In a world struggling to find balance on the shifting sand of opinion, we stand on the solid rock of God’s truth.” 19

Ben Harkins, from


Georgia, went through Boyce’s Worldview Certificate Program. He’s a member of Crossing Church, one of Louisville’s many healthy local churches.

Renee Jerrett is a senior from Florida. She’s a resident assistant in her dorm at Boyce, giving her lots of opportunities to mentor and serve the other women there. In addition to being a biblical counseling student, she works as an intern for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors with Taron Defevers.


W OR L D VIE W ST U DI E S C ERT I F IC ATE The Worldview Studies Certificate at Boyce College is a one-year program that builds biblical foundations for university-bound high school graduates. Students can earn a year of college credit while learning from leaders like R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, and Bland Mason, chaplain to the Boston Red Sox.

“My time at Boyce, studying for the Worldview Studies Certificate, prepared me for more than just transferring to the University of Louisville. Through rigorous courses, kind professors and a rich community, my year in the program strengthened my love for God and people. I feel well-prepared to jump headfirst into a secular university, more secure in what I believe and who I am in Christ after a year at Boyce.� RuthAnne Irvin Valley, Ala.


Charity Peeler

Taron Defevers,

is a music and worship

an intern with ACBC, is

student at Boyce,

president of the Boyce

studying voice and piano.

College student council.

She came to Louisville

He’s a biblical counseling

from Maryland and lives

student who, like Niklas

with one of her good

Reidel, wants to serve

friends, Emily Burrow.

as a local church pastor when he’s finished with his studies.

Emily Burrow came to Boyce from Kitchener, Ontario, and is a sophomore in the biblical counseling program. She’s a member of Crossing Church, where she’s in a community group with Ben Harkins.

Niklas Reidel hails from Heidelburg, Germany. He came to Boyce because of its commitment to the Scriptures, which he studies in-depth in the biblical and theological studies program. He recently got married and will be enrolling at Southern Seminary.


taking faith public Now that Margo is set to graduate, she leaves preBoyce College because she was looking for a school that pared to teach and with a love for the Boyce commuwould prepare her to teach nity. “It wasn’t until I came in public schools. She got to Boyce that I had my first what she was looking for. “I’ve had all the necessary real community of friends,” she said. “And not just the teaching classes, so I know the content to be taught,” she students, but also the professors, the way they interact said. “On top of that, all of with their students and are the Bible classes that Boyce requires, even of its elemen- so involved in their lives.” “Coming here and knowtary education majors, preing I was surrounded by pares me to share my faith people who had a heart for with those around me.” ministry and for service, “I know there’s need in every school,” she said, “but whether that be in the church, in schools or in daily the fact that I could, as a life, that’s been my favorite Christian teacher, take the thing about being here.” gospel to a school and in little ways influence children’s lives and the lives of their parents, that’s where my heart is.”

Margo Loveing came to




denny burk Denny Burk is professor of biblical studies at Boyce College. He is also director of the new Center for Gospel and Culture at Boyce College. “Christians find themselves today living in the midst of a culture that in


many ways is set against a biblical worldview,” Burk said. “With the Center for Gospel and Culture, we plan to bring the gospel to bear upon these issues and to be a resource for those who are trying to be faithful to Christ

DUAL ENR OL L M E N T A college education is an investment of time and money, and with Boyce College’s dual enrollment program, you can save both. The program allows students to earn college credit while still in high school, whether they take courses online, on campus or at their high school or home school. Dual enrollment is about more than saving time and money, though. It’s about building a foundation for the future, and there’s no better place to do that than Boyce College.

“With the dual enrollment program, I was able to graduate from high school with a year of college already completed. It allowed our family to maximize our time and money.� Georgia Stinson Louisville, Ky.


“Christians find themselves today living in the midst of a culture that in many ways is set against a biblical worldview.” in a decadent culture.” Burk is the author of What Is the Meaning of Sex? and Articular Infinitives in the Greek of the New Testament. He has contributed to God and the Gay Christian?, Mounce’s Complete Exposi-

tory Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words and Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day. He serves as editor for The Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and as associate pastor at Ken-

wood Baptist Church in Louisville. He blogs on issues related to ethics, politics, theology, culture and college football at


Student life

Dorm Meeting and Boyce Chapel The weekly dorm meeting and

The years students spend in college will undoubtedly be some of the most formative of their life. True Christian education is not just about receiving information or certification, but about transformation. Boyce student life cultivates an authentic biblical community that fosters mutual sanctification so that students can be healthy and effective members of the local church and, through the church, reach the world.

Boyce Bulldogs Boyce College’s basketball team provides an exciting way for students to connect with one another as they root for the Bulldogs. Whether you’re a part of the Bulldogs as a player, fan or supporter, the Boyce Bulldogs are a highlight of campus life.


monthly Boyce chapel services give students an opportunity to worship together, fellowship with their classmates and hear professors and pastors from the Louisville area preach Scripture.


Boyce students live in one of seven

SBTS Chapel and Conferences

halls, each with its own male and

In addition to the Boyce-exclusive

female resident advisor. These

opportunities, Boyce students have

student leaders model Christian

access to much of what happens on

character, invest in their fellow

the campus of Southern Seminary.

students, foster relationships among

Boyce students can attend Southern

students, provide counsel and

chapel services, which often feature

handle administrative and policy

seminary professors and notable

matters that help maintain a safe

evangelical figures like John Piper,

and healthy living environment.

David Platt, Alistair Begg and oth-

Dorm Life

ers. There are also conferences and lecture series happening regularly on and around campus.



SEMI N A RY T R ACK Boyce College offers a seminary track concentration in biblical and theological studies. The seminary track gives students the opportunity to earn a bachelor of arts in biblical and theological studies and a master of divinity in as few as five years. There has never been a more rigorous and expedient way to prepare for gospel ministry.

“The seminary track is a unique opportunity for students with a desire for an advanced degree in biblical and theological studies. I came to Boyce with the hopes of graduating, pursuing an M.Div., and eventually working toward a Ph.D. The seminary track has allowed me to expedite this process while receiving a concentrated and thorough theological education.� Calvin Payne Jacksonville, Fla.


the road less traveled Taron Defevers didn’t travel far to get to Boyce College. His hometown of Munfordville, Ky., is fewer than 80 miles away from campus. Not long into his time in the worldview certificate program at Boyce, though, he realized he had a lot farther to go. “I wasn’t a believer when I came,” said Taron. “I didn’t come to Boyce to prepare for ministry. I came because I was confused with my faith.. I thought I’d just come for one year and see if I could figure things out.” At one of Boyce’s dorm meetings — a weekly worship gathering for the student body — Taron heard a message from professor Heath Lambert that made an impact. “That dorm meeting played a big part in my salvation story,” he said. That was not the last time Lambert would influ-

ence Taron at Boyce. He is a biblical counseling major under Lambert, and works as an intern at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, of which Lambert is executive director. “I’ve been shaped a lot by Dr. Lambert’s teaching, in how I understand the human heart and the Bible.” In addition to being a student and an intern at ACBC, Taron is the Boyce student council president and lives at the Jefferson Street Baptist Center, a local homeless shelter, serving as chaplain. Taron arrived at Boyce hoping to stay one year and figure things out. All of his experiences have helped the junior do that and more. “I would like to do fulltime vocational ministry in a local church,” he said. “Maybe as a family pastor or counseling pastor.”


heath lambert Heath Lambert is assistant professor of biblical counseling at Boyce College. He currently serves as the executive director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). ACBC trains and


certifies biblical counselors, and exists “to ensure doctrinal integrity and to promote excellence in biblical counseling.” “I am excited about advancing a vision of biblical counseling,” Lambert


said, “not only in my teaching ministry at Boyce and Southern, but also in bringing leadership to such an important network of biblical counselors across

the globe.” He is the author of Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, co-author of The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams and

co-editor of Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture. He was also a contributor to God and the Gay Christian?.

“I am excited about advancing a vision of biblical counseling, not only in my teaching ministry at Boyce and Southern, but also in bringing leadership to such an important network of biblical counselors across the globe.” 31

Louisville: crossroads for the nations and the gospel Louisville is centrally located within a day’s drive of more than half of the United States. There’s plenty to do once you arrive — museums, a zoo, a strong local food and coffee culture, 123 beautiful parks as well as a number of sports teams. Louisville continues to grow in size, business and culture, and was named the number one travel destination in America for 2013. Whatever your stage of life, Louisville has a lot to offer. We hope you have a lot to offer the city of Louisville, too. The ministry opportunities here are vast. Louisville has long been a gathering spot for evangelical conferences, such as Together for the Gospel, but it has also become a gathering spot for the nations. People from all over the world move to Louisville, and many of them have never heard the gospel. We are confident that you will love your time in Louisville, and we hope you will use your time in Louisville for the sake of others.

Campus: the setting for community and growth The on-campus experience plays a significant role in undergraduate education, as the interaction with professors, other students and campus amenities enhance the degree program. Starting in the 2014-15 academic year, all of Boyce College will be at the heart of the beautiful campus of Southern Seminary, in a newly renovated state-of-the-art complex. This places students in close proximity to the campus clinic, a post office, a LifeWay bookstore, a coffee shop, a fitness center and more. This campus will not be merely the place where you study, but the setting for authentic biblical community and growth.

Boyce Online Boyce Online provides students with the best possible theological education from wherever they are. Through Boyce Online, students who are unable to move to campus can obtain the same high-caliber education online. The online program meets the specific needs of each person, so students can earn their entire degree online. The flexibility of Boyce Online offers the opportunity to complete coursework as individual schedules permit, allowing students to remain in their current job or ministry role, or to participate in internships or other commitments.

Financial Aid Tuition


Undergraduate degree programs per hour

Housing in any of Boyce College’s residence hallsincludes a meal plan.

SBC students


Boyce room and board

Non-SBC students


Upperclassman discount



Winter/Summer terms

per semester

Boyce student life fee

per semester

Seminary track program fee SBC students Seminary track program fee Non-SBC students Seminary track Continuation fee

Tuition ($329 x 15) Fees ($250+70)


Distance enrollment fee

Internet course fee

Based on full-time SBC rate for one year


per semester,



per semester (non-refundable)


$1000 down, balance due equally over 48 months


$1000 down, balance due equally over 48 months


past eighth paid semester in program


- ($200)

Estimated Costs

Student enrollment fees

On-campus enrollment fee


$4,935 $320



Room and board


Boyce scholarship


Total per semester


Total per year


financial aid

How to Apply: Complete the financial aid PROFILE (

Boyce Scholarships Scholarships are awarded annually to qualifying students. Students may apply for one of the following scholarships: • General Scholarship: scholarship awards range up to $900 per semester ($1,800 per year), and are based upon demonstrated financial need. • Academic Excellence Scholarship: awards based on high school academic achievement and an essay competition. The scholarship is awarded for the first two semesters of study in the amount of $2,000 per semester. • MK Grant: children of current full-time IMB or NAMB missionaries who are enrolled in undergraduate programs may be eligible to receive a 100% tuition discount prior to the age of 30.

Eligibility Requirements • Students must be enrolled at full-time status (12+ credit hours). • Students must take courses at the Louisville campus. • Students must be admitted into a degree program and be in good academic standing.

• Click on the academic year in which you will enroll at Boyce College. • Select “sign up” under “not a member yet?” • Create a username and password on the CollegeBoard website. • Reference your most current tax return in order to complete the application. You may be asked to provide parental financial data. • Pay a $25 fee in order to submit the financial aid PROFILE.

Deadlines: General Scholarship • Continuing students: June 1 • New fall 2014 students: August 1 • New spring 2015 students: January 1 Academic Excellence Scholarship • New fall 2014 students: May 1 • New spring 2015 students: November 1 MK Grant • New fall 2014 students: August 1 • New spring 2015 students: January 1


Leadership Opportunities

Outside Scholarships

Resident leaders Student Council Ambassadors Boyce traveling music ensembles


Boyce College offers a variety of leadership opportunities to continuing students (must complete two semesters). These positions are selected by student life and vary in award amount. • • • •


Southern Grant A $150 grant is applied at the end of the term for students enrolled in six or more on-campus hours during summer or winter terms. Spouse and Children’s Grant Program Spouses or dependents of full-time students may be eligible for a 50% tuition grant. Qualifying students must apply midway through the semester by submitting the spouse/dependent form to the Accounting Office. Sibling Grant A grant is available for families with multiple siblings concurrently enrolled in classes at Boyce College. For more information, please contact the Boyce Student Life Office.

FACTS Management Company Automatic Payment Plan

Students have the option to enroll in a payment plan rather than paying tuition in full at the start of the semester. • $25 enrollment fee per semester • 25% of the total tuition balance is withdrawn immedately; the remainder is withdrawn once a month for the following 3 months. • Questions can be directed to the Accounting Office.


Many of our students recieve aid from outside scholarships. Options can be found at outsidescholarships

• • • •

Smart Option Student Loan with Sallie Mae or 5th/3rd Bank 1-800-695-3317 1-800-222-7192 Kentucky Advantage Loan The Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation offers two private loan options, one for students and another for parents of students. Application can be made at or by calling 1-800-988-6333.

Boyce College Short Term Loan • Payment due within 6 months • Maximum of $2,000 • Apply at the Financial Aid Office (Norton 154) • First semester students are not eligible

Veterans Benefits

Boyce is an accredited institution recognized by the Veterans Administration. Boyce accepts the following VA Benefits: • GI Bill- Please contact the VA Regional Office to determine eligibility 1-888-442-4551, • Vocational Rehabilitation • Tuition Assistance

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Your decision about where to attend college will impact you for life. The Boyce College admissions team will guide you through the application process and assist with any questions.

Visit campus

A campus visit is one of the best steps in discovering whether Boyce College is the right place for you. When you visit, you will be welcomed by a member of our admissions team who can answer questions about degree programs, financial aid and student life. You will also get the opportunity to interact with students and faculty, sit in on classes and tour campus.

Preview Day

The fall and spring Preview Days provide our guests with an action-packed experience. Event highlights include: Q&A time with Dean Dan DeWitt and President R. Albert Mohler Jr., an opportunity to visit class lectures and time to meet and fellowship with current students.


Admissions timeline

Fall • Take the ACT or SAT. Use the below codes to have your scores reported to Boyce College. ACT code: 5522, SAT code: 8858, • Schedule a personal visit or attend Preview Day. Winter • Apply for admission online. Apply prior to December 1 for the following fall semester and your $35 application fee will be waived. Spring • Schedule a personal visit or attend spring Preview Day. Summer • Apply for financial aid by June 1 to receive priority consideration.



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