30 Credit Hours


The Certificate in Biblical Studies is one year of concentrated Bible study providing a solid foundation for those pursuing professional education other than a Bible college degree or for those desiring an intensive study of the Bible. Students in the program must meet all Carolina University admissions requirements. The course of study includes biblical interpretation, content, and doctrine. Upon completion of the requirements, a Bible Certificate will be awarded.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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 worldview in personal and professional life applications

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 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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