The Associate of Arts in Bible is designed for those who want a two-year course of study. It is suited for those who need training in the Word of God, whether spouses of students who are in degree programs, members of area churches who want to enhance their present ministries, or mission workers who need to add Bible to their existing professional expertise. This program is not a substitute for a four-year program, but is designed to lead directly into such a program.

The program offers the equivalent of a semester of general education but concentrates on Bible and Bible-related subjects. This program can be completed in two years of full-time or four years of part-time study, and is available online.






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




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
  • 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
  • Interpret and defend the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation


Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 33
General Education 18
Professional/Ministry   7
Total Hours

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 hours

Total Hours    16


Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
Elective     3 hours
General Education Elective     3

Total Hours     16

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
BN104     Life of Christ     3 hours
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3 hours
BT301     Bible Doctrine I     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
PA100     Health Education or P.E. Activity     1 hour

Total Hours     15


Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3 hours
BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2 hours
BO202     Pentateuch     3 hours
BT302     Bible Doctrine II     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours
Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17