Overview

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.

 
 

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
  • 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
Electives
6
Total Hours
64

Degree Completion Plan

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University;
  5. Shall have satisfactorily completed the Christian Service requirements;
  6. Shall have given evidence of high Christian character and conduct in accord with University standards. He/she shall also manifest essential agreement with the Statement of Faith;
  7. Shall have paid in full his/her account with the University;
  8. Must have received a decision of eligibility for graduation from the Faculty.

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University.