Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a Selected Minor provides men and women with preparation for Christian ministry through extensive Bible courses and strategic ministry courses. The program is designed for those who are already active in local church ministry or would like to expand or enrich their service for Christ. The program includes a minor so students can explore with some depth a second area of academic and ministry interest. Transfer students may utilize the General Ministry Minor to maximize transfer credit. This flexible minor may be approved in a variety of practical fields with ministry applications including business, marketing, technology, plumbing, electrical, etc. This program can be taken on-campus or 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
  • Employ competence in a minor field as a base for future instruction or ministry
  • 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
  • Relate effectively as a servant/leader in a local church setting

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 47
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   38
Elective 3
Total 124

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BH201 Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism 2
BN104 Life of Christ 3
BN201 Pauline Epistles I 3
GS201 Principles of Speech 3
  Ministry or Bible Elective 3
  Science Survey 3
  Total 17

Spring Semester

BH202 Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology 2
BN202 Pauline Epistles II 3
BO202 Pentateuch 3
PT202 Church Education 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  Literature Survey 3
  Total 17

Fall Semester

BN301 General Epistles Survey* 3
BT301/
THE500
Bible Doctrine I* or
Theology I*
3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Bible Elective 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Total 15

Spring Semester

BC302 Baptist History 3
BN302 Daniel and Revelation* 3
BT302/
THE501
Bible Doctrine II* or
Theology II*
3
  Ministry or Bible Elective* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Total 15

*Must make a C or better

Fall Semester

BP411 History of Christian Thought 3
  Bible Elective 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  General Education Elective 3
  Total 15

Spring Semester

BN402 Acts* 2
BP412 Senior Seminar 1
  Elective 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Total 12

*Must make a C or better

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.