120 Credit Hours


The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree provides students with a foundational preparation for ministry and excellent background for graduate study. This program is designed for individuals called to ministry in fields such as: pastoral, church planting, evangelism, missions or student ministry.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the books of the Bible, including the 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

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

In order to become a candidate for graduation, a student:

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at CU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C;
  3. Shall have passed all courses in the curriculum and made a C or better in professional core courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Carolina University;
  5. Shall have given evidence of high Christian character and conduct in accord with Piedmont Divinity School standards. He/she shall also manifest essential agreement with the Piedmont Divinity School doctrinal statement for students.


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Piedmont Divinity School Electives
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Professional Core (36 Credit Hours)

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