Overview

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

 
 

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 59
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   29
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
  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

BN411 Greek III* 3
BP411 History of Christian Thought 3
PT401 Pastoral Counseling 3
PT412 Pastoral Theology 2
  Bible Elective* 3
  Total 14

Spring Semester

BN402 Acts* 2
BN412 Greek IV* 3
BP412 Senior Seminar 1
PT402 Church Administration 3
PT414 Pastoral Internship 2
  General Education Elective 3
  Total 14

*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.