Overview

The Associate of Arts in Religious Studies is a 2-year foundational degree in scriptural studies and practi- cal ministry. The Associate of Arts in Religious Studies is intended to provide a foundation for those who wish to transfer to another university after two years to meet additional, specialized educational goals. 

 

 

 

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
 

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;
  • Exhibit an ability to integrate a biblical world view in personal and professional life applications;
  • Develop expertise in a selected field as a foundation for additional study. 
 

 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 15
General Education 28
Electives 18
Total 61

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
GE101     English Composition I     3 hours
GH101     Survey of World History I     3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hour
General Education Elective    3 hours
Science (with lab)    3 hours

Total Hours  16

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
GC111     Mathematics Survey     2 hours
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
Elective    3 hours
Elective    3hours

Total Hours  17

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
PT318     Biblical Perspectives     1 hours
Elective    3 hours
Elective    3 hours

Total Hours  14

 

Spring Semester

BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
GP202     General Psychology     3 hours
Fine Arts Elective    3 hours
Elective    3 hours
Elective    3 hours

Total Hours  14

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.