Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree is a pastoral training program which provides men the ba­sic preparation for a pastoral ministry and adequate background for graduate study. This program is designed for individuals called to a preaching ministry in the following fields: pastorate, evangelism, youth, missions, or church planting. In accordance with I Timothy 3:2 and Titus 1:6, Piedmont International University does not admit women or divorced men into the pastoral training program.

 

 


 

 

 
 

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be male
  • 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
 

 

 

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
  • Identify and describe major events associated with the Creation, the Flood, the person of Christ, the Church, God’s prophetic program
  • Assess the place and role of key individuals in the Bible
  • Elucidate essentials of biblical and systematic theology
  • Interpret and defend the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation
  • Employ competence in the skills of leadership, preaching, teaching, and communication associated with pastoral ministry and evangelism
 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 65
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   29
Total 130

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
GC100     Introduction to Computers     1 hours
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 hour
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
PE           Activity     1 hours

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
GC111     Mathematics Survey     3 hours
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
GP202     General Psychology     3 hours

Total Hours  16

 

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
BN104     Life of Christ     3 hours
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
Bible Elective*     3 hours
Science Survey     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2 hours
BN202     Pauline Epistles II     3 hours
BO202     Pentateuch     3 hours
PT202     Church Education     3 hours
GF___     Fine Arts Elective     3 hours
EN___     Literature Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 * Must make a "C" or better

Fall Semester

BN301     General Epistles Survey*     3 hours
BN311     Greek I*     3 hours
BT303   BT403     Systematic Theology I* or   Systematic Theology III* (rotates)     3 hours
PT301     Homiletics     3 hours
Humanities Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  15

 

Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3 hours
BN302     Daniel and Revelation*     3 hours
BN312     Greek II*     3 hours
BT304     BT404     Systematic Theology II* or Systematic Theology IV* (rotates)     3 hours
PT302     Expository Preaching     2 hours
General Education Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17

*Must make a C or better 

 

Summer

BIN500     Introduction to Hermeneutics     3
RES511     Research Writing and Communication     3

Total Hours  6

Fall Semester

BN411     Greek III*     3 hours
BT303     BT403     Systematic Theology I* or Systematic Theology III* (rotates)     3 hours
BP411     History of Christian Thought     3 hours
PT401     Pastoral Counseling     3 hours
PT412     Pastoral Theology     2 hours
Bible Elective*     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 *Must make a C or better 

 

Spring Semester

BN402Acts*     2 hours
BN412     Greek IV*     3 hours
BP412     Senior Seminar     1 hour
BT404     Systematic Theology IV*     3 hours
PT402     Church Administration    3 hours
PT414     Pastoral Internship     2 hours

Total Hours  14