Certificate in Biblical Studies

The Certificate in Biblical Studies is one year of concentrated Bible study providing a solid foundation for
those pursuing profes­sional education other than a Bible College degree or for those de­siring an intensive study of the Bible. Students in the program must meet all Piedmont International University admissions requirements. This certificate serves as a foundational study for all other two-year and four-year programs. The course of study includes biblical interpreta­tion, content, and doctrine. Upon completion of the requirements, a Bible Certificate will be awarded.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the books of the Bible, including the key individuals, major events, and historical settings
  • Explain the major doctrines of the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation
  • Exhibit an ability to integrate a biblical world view in personal and professional life applications

Course Requirements for the program are as follows:

Bible (26 semester hours)
Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Life of Christ
Pentateuch
Pauline Epistles I
Bible Doctrine I
Bible Doctrine II
Bible Elective

Christian Ministry (4 semester hours)
Christian Ethics
Evangelism

General Education (1 semester hour)
Student Life Seminar

Total Hours (31 hours)

Suggested Program Track
Fall Semester
BO101 Old Testament              
BO202 Pentateuch
BN201 Pauline Epistles             
BT301 Bible Doctrine I             
GT100 Student Life Seminar    
PT101 Evangelism
Total Hours                   


3
3
3
3
1
2
15

Spring Semester
BN102 New Testament Survey             
BH       Principles of Interpretation
BN104 Life of Christ
BT302 Bible Doctrine II
PT101 Christian Ethics
           Bible Elective        
Total Hours


3
3
3
3
2
3
16