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 Trustee Appointed Head of HR at Leading Retailer

6/5/2020

Recently, PIU Board Member Matthew T. Aragano was appointed as the Chief Human Resources Officer of LL Flooring, a retailer of hard-surface flooring. Mr. Aragano graduated from the PhD Leadership program at Tennessee Temple University, and he has over 20 years of experience in both private and public companies. He will report to the companies’ […]

Honoring the Life of Lucille Bowman

5/29/2020

Lucille Bowman, faithful servant of Jesus Christ and lifelong ministry partner with her husband, Dr. Hoyle Bowman, passed away on May 27, 2020. The Bowmans left a lasting impact on their alma mater Piedmont International University through their various roles over 65 of the first 75 years of PIU history.  The Bowmans graduated from Piedmont […]

PIU Planning to be Fully Operational by August 2020

5/20/2020

Piedmont International University is planning to be fully operational by August 2020. The Reopen PIU plan continues to make the health, safety, and welfare of students, employees, and visitors the highest priority by implementing policies based on guidance provided by governmental and health authorities and building on the advantages PIU enjoys. Two of those advantages […]

Criminal Justice at Piedmont