The Certificate in Biblical Studies is one year of concentrated Bible study. This provides a solid foundation for those pursuing profes­sional education other than a Bible College degree. Students in the program must meet all Piedmont International University admissions requirements. This certificate serves as a foundational study for all other two-year and four-year programs. The course of study includes biblical interpreta­tion, content, and doctrine. Upon completion of the requirements a Certificate in Biblical Studies will be awarded.







Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

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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
  • Follow all steps of admissions


  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the books of the Bible, including the key individuals, major events, and historical settings
  • Explain the major doctrines of the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation
  • Exhibit an ability to integrate a biblical world view in personal and professional life applications

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 26
General Education 1
Professional/Ministry   4
Total  31

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Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BN104     Life of Christ     3 hours
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3 hours
BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
BT301     Bible Doctrine I     3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hours
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
Total Hours     15


Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I:  Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey      3 hours
BO202     Pentateuch     3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
BT302     Bible Doctrine II     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours
Total Hours  16

Our passion is to graduate men and women who are thoroughly equipped to be successful leaders who obey the Great Commandment, fulfill the Great Commission, and live abundant lives for the glory of God.