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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.

 
 

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

Spring Semester

BP102 Christian Ethics 2
GP202 General Psychology 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Total 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.