Dr. David E. Schroeder School of Biblical Studies provides students a solid foundation for:

  • Careers in Church Leadership • Christian Counseling
  • Urban Ministry • Mentoring and Discipleship • Christian Education
  • Preparation for Seminary or Graduate School

The Biblical Studies program prepares individuals for a career in a variety of ministries in the Christian church, Christian education, the mission field, social work and services, media and technology, and chaplaincy work. The Biblical Studies Department offers courses in Biblical Studies proper—including both Old Testament and New Testament, Christian Ministry, Church History, and Christian Theology. The program of study includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies.

There are currently three concentrations, including Church Leadership, Christian Counseling and Urban Ministry. A seminary track is also available for those who desire preparation for graduate school in ministry which includes a study of the original languages of the Bible.

Church Leadership
This program is an introduction to various aspects of church leadership, including church administration, leadership & integrity, preaching, pastoral care, counseling, and family ministry in a local church setting.
BSCM 224 Pastoral Ministry
BSCM 253 Nehemiah
BUSM 307 Leading Non-Profit Organizations
MGMT 303 Principles of Leadership

Christian Counseling / Personal Ministry
This program emphasizes the counseling aspects of ministry, including counseling methods,
Christian peacemaking, multicultural counseling and emotional intelligence.
PSYC 102 Biblical Basis for Psychology and Counseling
BSCM 425 Youth and Family Counseling
PSYC 406 Conflict Theory/ Christian Peacemaking
COUN 301 Counseling Methods

Urban Ministry
A concentration in urban ministry focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of ministry in an
urban setting, including racial and ethnic diversity, multicultural ministry, discipleship, and social consciousness.
BSCM 245 Urban Ministry
CHHS 320 The Church in Global Context
SOCI 220 Racial and Ethnic Diversity
BSCM 253 Nehemiah

The Biblical Studies program prepares individuals for a career in a variety of ministries in the Christian church, Christian education, the mission field, social work and services, media and technology, and chaplaincy work. The Biblical Studies Department offers courses in Biblical Studies including both Old Testament and New Testament, Christian Ministry, Church History, and Christian Theology. The program of study includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies.

There are currently three concentrations, including Church Leadership, Christian Counseling and Urban Ministry. A seminary track is also available for those who desire preparation for graduate school in ministry which includes a study of the original languages of the Bible.

 

There are currently three concentrations, including Church Leadership, Christian Counseling and Urban Ministry. A seminary track is also available for those who desire preparation for graduate school in ministry which includes a study of the original languages of the Bible.

Freshman Fall                            Freshman Spring

Spiritual Formation                             New Testament Survey
Old Testament Survey                         Evangelism & Missions
College Foundations                           Contemporary Math
English Composition 1                         English Composition 2
Computer Literacy                               Principles of Public Speaking

 

Sophomore Fall                                 Sophomore Spring

Principles of Biblical Interpretation     Introduction to Christian Doctrine
History of Christian Thought                 Essentials of American Government
Survey of Worldviews                              World Literature 1
Western Civilization I                              Innovation and Creativity
The Book of Romans                                Introduction to Psychology

 

   Junior Fall                                          Junior Spring

Christian Apologetics                           Pauline Literature
Macroeconomics                                   Environmental Science
The Life & Teachings of Christ           The Pentateuch
Writing Elective                                     Christian Ethics
Biblical Studies Concentration OR      Biblical Studies Concentration OR
OT/ NT/ Free Electives                                    OT/ NT/ Free Electives

 

Senior Fall                                             Senior Spring

Internship                                             Church History/Theology Elective
Old Testament Elective                      New Testament Elective
Homiletics                                            Introduction to Biblical Exegesis
Biblical Studies Concentration  OR Biblical Studies Concentration OR
OT/ NT/ Free Electives                     OT/ NT/ Free Electives
Biblical Studies Concentration OR      Biblical Studies Concentration OR
OT/ NT/ Free Electives                              OT/ NT/ Free Electives

Priest or Pastor, Associate Pastor, Campus Minister, Denominational Administrator, Chaplain, Religious Education Teacher, Seminary Administrator, Campus Religious Coordinator, Counselor, Director of Religious Development, Missionary, Religious Staff Writer.

Financial Policies and Procedures

Pillar College is committed to providing an excellent cost-effective education for its students. Tuition and fee rates, payable each semester, are set annually according to economic conditions within the college and industry standards.

$22,056

Annual Full-Time Student Tuition (Domestic)

$30,000

 Annual Full Time Student Tuition (International)

$11,028

Block Rate (12-17 credits per semester)

$15,000

International student tuition up to 15 credits maximum
*
Block rate is not available to LEAD, Online and Independent-study courses

$919

Per credit rate (11 or less; 18 or more credits per semester); all Online and Independent Study Courses are charged at per credit rate

$158

Audit rate per credit

$525
$263
$306

Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at Pillar College
Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at local high school
Developmental Courses (ESL and courses below 100 level) per credit

Note: For International Students Tuition Rates please see the International Student Admissions page.

Note: For the LEAD program, tuition is determined at the cohort start date and remains the same for the duration of that program. Courses taken outside of the LEAD program are charged at then current tuition rates.  Enrollment in a LEAD term financially obligates the student for the entire four class semester. General Semester Fees.  All Fees are non-refundable.