Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Bible with Selected Minor provides men and women with preparation for Christian ministry through extensive Bible courses and strategic ministry courses. The program is designed for those who are already active in local church ministry or would like to expand or enrich their service for Christ.  The program includes a minor so students can explore with some depth a second area of academic and ministry interest. This program can be taken on-campus or online.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 17 or minimum SAT combined score of 1230
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Follow all steps of admissions
 

Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the books of the Bible, including key individuals, major events, and historical settings
  • Employ competence in a minor field as a base for future instruction or ministry
  • Exhibit an ability to integrate a biblical world view in personal and professional life applications
  • Interpret and defend the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation
  • Relate effectively as a servant/leader in a local church setting
 

 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 53
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   38
Elective 3
Total 130

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
GC100     Introduction to Computers     1 hour
GE101     English Composition I     3 hours
GH101     Survey of World History I     3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hour
MI101     Introduction to Missions     3 hours
PT101     Evangelism     2
PE
PE Activity 1

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
GC111     Mathematics Survey     3 hours
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
GP202     General Psychology     3 hours

Total Hours  16

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
BN104     Life of Christ     3 hours
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
Ministry/Bible Elective     3 hours
Science Survey    3 hours

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2 hours
BN202     Pauline Epistles II     3 hours
BO202     Pentateuch     3 hours
PT202     Church Education     3 hours
Fine Arts Elective    3 hours
Literature Survey    3 hours

Total Hours  17

Fall Semester

BN301    General Epistles Survey*     3 hours
BT303    Systematic Theology I*     3 hours
Humanities Elective     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours
Minor Course     3 hours

Total Hours  15

 

Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3 hours
BN302     Daniel and Revelation*      3 hours
BT304     Systematic Theology II*     3 hours
Ministry/Bible Elective*     3 hours
Minor Course     3 hours

Total Hours  18

Fall Semester

BP411     History of Christian Thought     3
BT403     Systematic Theology III*     3
Bible Elective     3
Minor Course*    3
Minor Course*     3

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BN402     Acts*     2
BP412     Senior Seminar     1
BT404     Systematic Theology IV*     3
Elective     3
Minor Course*     3
Minor Course*     3

Total Hours  15

*Must make a C or better

Choose one Minor from this list:

American Sign Language   Residential  Online
Biblical Languages   Residential  Online
Children’s Ministry   Online
Church Education   Residential  Online
Coaching and Recreational Ministry   Residential
Counseling   Residential
English   Residential
Expanded Bible   Residential  Online
General Ministry   Residential  Online
History   Residential  Online
Humanities   Residential  Online
Management for Nonprofits   Online
Missions   Residential  Online
Music   Residential
North American Church Planting   Residential  Online
Pastoral Studies   Residential
Secondary Bible Education   Residential
Student Ministry   Residential 
Worship Leadership   Residential