Overview

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.

 
 

Objectives

  • 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

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.