“Pillar College not only provided me with the structure and supportive community I needed in order to complete my degree, it allowed me to discover and begin to utilize the gifts and skills God has given me…”
– Daniel, B.A. Organizational Leadership, Class of 2013
Pillar College offers students a traditional four-year degree program for those who have recently graduated high school and those who want a more structured college experience. Our traditional program Educates, Inspires and Equips students for excellent scholarship and leadership.
The unique Benefits and Features of our Traditional program
- Our traditional program offers students the best way to interact with teachers and peers in a way other programs don’t. With face to face interaction you develop lifelong contacts, memories and experiences that help to shape and change your life. It is these interactions that help prepare you for life after graduation.
- Homecoming celebration, Intramural sports, Global Learning Experiences and Coffee House Friday’s (just to name a few) are memorable events that take place in our traditional program. While these things are not all academic, they raise morale, camaraderie and instill a sense of community and school pride.
- We view student development and spiritual formation as an essential part of our mission. Pillar College encourages students to live their faith to the glory of God. Internships, student clubs, and global learning programs add to the opportunities for spiritual enrichment, service and growth
Here’s what our graduates are saying:
“I never thought that through an academic journey my character would be tested. I went through a period of transformation as I was challenged with who I wanted to be and who God was shaping me to be. Sometimes it was difficult and painful but beauty is only found in gold after it has been tested. I have learned to grab hold of God’s hand and those around me, knowing that I can’t do it alone…” – Josue, B.A. Psychology & Counseling, Class of 2013
TRADITIONAL Degree Programs
Earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Counseling, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies through our TRADITIONAL four-year program.
The following requirements must be met prior to conferral of degree:
- 120 Semester Credits for Bachelor Degree / 60 Semester Credits for Associate Degree
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
- Completion of all program degree requirements
- Graduation candidate must submit a completed Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office no later than 30 days prior to Commencement or conferral of degree.
- To participate in Commencement ceremony, student must be scheduled to complete all required coursework prior to graduation. The candidate may request approval to participate if registered for no more than 6 credit hours in the following semester to complete degree requirements.
- For work done outside of Pillar College, all necessary paperwork (i.e. CLEP exam scores, Credit by Demonstrated Competency, Transfer Credits) must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office no later than one month (30 days) prior to Commencement.
- Undergraduate assessment examinations as offered
- All financial obligations must be met.
At the end of each semester, the Dean’s List honor is awarded to students who have passed a minimum of 12 semester hours with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.
At the end of each semester, the President’s List honor is awarded to students who earned a 4.0 GPA while enrolled in 12 semester hours or more for that term.
Students in the Bachelor of Arts degree program are eligible for graduation honors if they have completed at least 60 credits at Pillar College by the time honors are determined. Associate degree graduates will be eligible based upon completion of 30 credits at Pillar College.
Graduation honors based on cumulative GPA :
- Honors Cum Laude (3.50 to 3.74)
- High Honors Magna Cum Laude (3.75 to 3.94)
- Highest Honors Summa Cum Laude (3.95+)
The honor of valedictorian is awarded to the candidate for graduation having earned the highest cumulative GPA in the BA degree program among his/her graduating class.
Core Curriculum Requirements
Pillar College requires all students in the traditional degree program to complete a common core curriculum consistent with Pillar College’s Philosophy of Education.
- Course Requirements: Core Curriculum Requirements
Business Administration and Management
- Course Requirements: Business Administration and Management
Psychology and Counseling
- Course Requirements: Psychology and Counseling