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

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  2. Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate skill in the practice of biblical counseling.

Program of Study

Course Credits

General Studies

EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HS 105 Ancient Near Eastern History 3
HU 421 Great Books Seminar I 3
HU 422 Great Books Seminar II 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
Ministry Studies 15
CE101 Introduction to Christian Education 3
MS101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
MS105 Personal Evangelism 3
Choose two of the following courses. Students must choose PR 205 and PR 206 or SP 105 and SP 106
PR205 Preaching I 3
PR206 Preaching II 3
SP105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SP106 Advanced to Public Speaking 3
Biblical and Theological Studies 42
BL 101 Old Testament Survey I 3
BL 102 Old Testament Survey II 3
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
BL 151 New Testament Survey I 3
BL 152 New Testament Survey II 3
BL — Old or New Testament Elective 3
HS 201 Church History I 3
HS 202 Church History II 3
HS 305 Baptist History 3
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
TH 311 Christian Theology III 3
Major Studies 33
CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
CN 125 Spiritual Life Dynamics 3
CN 201 Methods of Biblical Counseling 3
CN 321 Counseling Through the Life Span 3
CN 350 Theological Basis of Biblical Counseling 3
CN 415 Advanced Counseling Issues I 3
CN 416 Advanced Counseling Issues II 3
CN 481 Counseling Skills Development I 3
CN 482 Counseling Skills Development II 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PS 221 Marriage and the Family 3
General Electives 15
Total Degree Hours 129

Prerequisite: CP 100. Students needing this course should register for it during their first semester of study. All course work is completed online. There is no charge for this course.

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

Program taught in:
  • English

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