Welcome to the

School of Arts and Sciences

A Brilliant Liberal Arts Education

Welcome to the School of Arts & Sciences at Piedmont International University. Our vibrant intellectual community will provide you with a brilliant liberal arts education that will challenge your minds and equip you with the tools for advanced studies or an array of professional careers.

We offer a growing catalog of degree programs that are united by a common thread: 21st century disciplinary knowledge and competencies built upon state of the art research about employment trends and workplace needs. Unlike other colleges with legacy programs, as a new school, we have the luxury of designing a curriculum based on actual employer demands. So, we built programs in partnership with potential employers and taking note of labor market projections about the jobs of the future. For instance, our new BA in Criminal Justice was designed from inception in partnership with the Sheriff of Forsyth Co., and equips graduates with skills necessary for the 21st century criminal justice environment.

Our teaching is student-centric and designed to develop the whole person. This means that you will learn in an intellectually robust but caring environment where you are not just a number but a real person. Our academics and staff will nurture your academic development whilst ensuring that you are well prepared for life after graduation.

The school's programs are taught in the dynamic city of Winston-Salem, in close proximity to the innovation quarter, and online. Students benefit from flexible delivery modes, experiential learning opportunities through internships and placements, and a variety of co-curricular activities.

Our approach to learning is also necessarily global: as an international university, we attract students and faculty from all parts of the world, engage in knowledge pursuit without geographic boundaries, and prepare graduates for global careers. Therefore, students will have the opportunity to pursue study abroad and other international learning avenues as a key part of all degree programs.

Finally, whether you are fresh out of high school or an adult learner, our affordable but high-quality degrees offer a massive competitive advantage.

We hope you will join our community to learn, develop new knowledge, and influence the future.

Featured Degrees

Criminal Justice

BA

Interdisciplinary Studies

BA

News

PIU COVID-19 Relief Scholarship Financial Support for New Students

3/30/2020

Piedmont International University is deeply concerned about the adverse financial impacts on families due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, as a socially conscious university, we are offering employees and their family members in the airline, hospitality, food service, tourism, restaurant, travel, the education system (public, private, or higher education), entertainment, medical, recreation, law enforcement, or […]

Commencement 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus

3/17/2020

No one could have imagined two months ago when the semester started that an announcement like this one would have to be made. Piedmont International University commencement is only seven weeks away, but yesterday the CDC recommended that gatherings of more than fifty people should be halted for the next eight weeks. As a result, […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement from Piedmont International University

3/12/2020

While there are no known cases of coronavirus on our campus, the administration at Piedmont International University is closely monitoring the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19 and it’s implications for our students, faculty, and staff. Follow our Coronavirus page for the latest updates on this developing situation.

Criminal Justice at Piedmont