18| COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
2016-2017 COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of the Bible Certificate is to provide a basic course of study that will give students an opportunity to survey the
entire Bible and to have a foundation in basic doctrine, principles for Christian life, ministry, and a biblical worldview. The
program satisfies the requirement of one year of biblical studies for many mission agencies.
A minimum 30 total semester hours credit.
A minimum 18 hours of Bible, theology, and a worldview development.
A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
Satisfactory evidence of sound Christian character and doctrinal views. Students will not be accepted as
candidates for a certificate if they deny any of the doctrines as stated in the Doctrinal Standard, if they affirm error
in Scripture, or if they believe in the ultimate salvation of all people. (
Exception: A candidate need not affirm the
premillennial position expressed in section 8 of the Doctrinal Standard
Course of Study
Old Testament Survey: Torah and History
New Testament Survey
Historical Perspectives on Culture and Civilization I
Encountering Spiritual Formation
Old Testament Survey: Poetry and Prophecy
Discovering the Mission of God
Principles of Bible Interpretation
Historical Perspectives on Culture and Civilization II
Theology II: Sin and Salvation
Disclosure of the following information is required by the US Department of Education.
Career Possibilities: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be ready to explore volunteer or entry-level employment opportunities for mission
agencies, churches, youth ministries, para-church ministries and various service organizations. Possible Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
codes that represent these types of career opportunities include:
21-2000 Religious Workers
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other
Program Costs for the academic year 2016-17:
Resident tuition/fees for 30 hours: $21,490
Online-only tuition for 30 hours: $21,250
Books and supplies: $600
Room and board: $7760
On-time completion rate and Median loan debt of graduates: Due to the small enrollment in this program and for the privacy of our students, we
cannot disclose this information.
Job Placement rate: Not required by accrediting agency