Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics

General

Program Description

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students that have acquired these skills will be able to work in a variety of positions in Christian ministry, business, law, finance, government service, all over the world.

  1. Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  2. Students will be able to explain the philosophical foundations of political and economic systems of thought within a larger Christian worldview.
  3. Students will be able to describe how the political process results in public policy.
  4. Students will be able to explain fiscal and monetary policy along with economic theories.

Program of Study

Course Credits
CP 100 Cooperative Program 0

General Studies

36
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3
HU 421 Great Books Seminar I 3
HU 422 Great Books Seminar II 3
MA 111 College Algebra 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Biblical and Theological Studies 33
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
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
Ministry Studies 12
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
Choose two of the following courses. Students must choose PR 205 and PR 206 or SP 105 and SP 106
PR 205 Preaching I 3
PR 206 Preaching II 3
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SP 106 Advanced Public Speaking 3
Major Studies 39
Philosophy 12
PH 232 Critical Reasoning 3
PH 331 History of Philosophy I 3
PH 332 History of Philosophy II 3
PH 441 Political Philosophy 3
Politics 12
PL 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
SS 211 American Government 3
PL 311 Political Economy 3
Choose one of the two classes below
PL 471 Constitutional Law 3
BA 371 Business Law 3
Economics 12
BA 101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
BA 211 Macroeconomics 3
BA 212 Microeconomics 3
MA 261 Statistical Analysis 3
Restricted Electives 3
One restricted elective in Philosophy (PH), Politics (SS/PL), or Business (BA)
General Electives 9
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

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

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 an ... Read More

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. Read less