Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree is a pastoral training program which provides men the ba­sic preparation for a pastoral ministry and adequate background for graduate study. This program is designed for individuals called to a preaching ministry in the following fields: pastorate, evangelism, youth, missions, or church planting. In accordance with I Timothy 3:2 and Titus 1:6, Piedmont International University does not admit women or divorced men into the pastoral training program.

 

 


 

 

 

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

  • Must be male
  • 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
  • Identify and describe major events associated with the Creation, the Flood, the person of Christ, the Church, God’s prophetic program
  • Assess the place and role of key individuals in the Bible
  • Elucidate essentials of biblical and systematic theology
  • Interpret and defend the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation
  • Employ competence in the skills of leadership, preaching, teaching, and communication associated with pastoral ministry and evangelism
 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 65
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   29
Total 130

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
GC100     Introduction to Computers     1 hours
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 hour
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
PE           Activity     1 hours

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

 

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
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
GF___     Fine Arts Elective     3 hours
EN___     Literature Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 * Must make a "C" or better

Fall Semester

BN301     General Epistles Survey*     3 hours
BN311     Greek I*     3 hours
BT303   BT403     Systematic Theology I* or   Systematic Theology III* (rotates)     3 hours
PT301     Homiletics     3 hours
Humanities Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  15

 

Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3 hours
BN302     Daniel and Revelation*     3 hours
BN312     Greek II*     3 hours
BT304     BT404     Systematic Theology II* or Systematic Theology IV* (rotates)     3 hours
PT302     Expository Preaching     2 hours
General Education Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17

*Must make a C or better 

 

Summer

BIN500     Introduction to Hermeneutics     3
RES511     Research Writing and Communication     3

Total Hours  6

Fall Semester

BN411     Greek III*     3 hours
BT303     BT403     Systematic Theology I* or Systematic Theology III* (rotates)     3 hours
BP411     History of Christian Thought     3 hours
PT401     Pastoral Counseling     3 hours
PT412     Pastoral Theology     2 hours
Bible Elective*     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 *Must make a C or better 

 

Spring Semester

BN402Acts*     2 hours
BN412     Greek IV*     3 hours
BP412     Senior Seminar     1 hour
BT404     Systematic Theology IV*     3 hours
PT402     Church Administration    3 hours
PT414     Pastoral Internship     2 hours

Total Hours  14