Bachelor of Science in Religion

General

Program Description

Strengthen Your Understanding of the Bible and Christian Ministry with Liberty University's Online Religion Bachelor’s Degree

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion is an online theology degree that offers the solid, biblical foundation necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role through a 100% online degree program. Through this degree, you will obtain solid instruction on the fundamental principles of the Bible, Christianity, theology, and the Church.

Each of the specializations in Liberty's religion degree is designed to help you delve deeper into the Word of God. This degree in religious studies will also prove beneficial for those who wish to gain additional qualifications in their current position of ministry.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Religion Degree?

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion is an online theology degree that integrates biblical principles into every class to prepare you for a future both professionally and spiritually. If you are seeking an online theology degree, a religious studies program is an excellent option! Each online theology class is designed to strengthen your faith and equip you with valuable training in the field of ministry. Because Liberty's university was built on Christian values, you can be confident that their religious studies degree online is preparing you for success in your future career.

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What Will You Learn in an Online Religion Degree?

Liberty's bachelor’s in religion can help you develop a superior understanding of God’s Word that will serve to strengthen your faith. The theology courses found within Liberty’s online religion degree will equip you to apply biblical components and principles to many contemporary issues facing society today. In an online theology degree, you can develop exceptional written and oral communication skills that will benefit you both personally and professionally.

Liberty’s mission is to prepare you in every way to fill personal and professional ministry roles more efficiently. With an online theology degree, you will gain insight into the major issues, themes, and ideas of religious studies, so you are prepared for diverse vocational opportunities. With specializations such as biblical and theological studies, Christian counseling, and Christian ministries, Liberty's online religion degree program produces graduates who are prepared to continue their studies through a seminary or graduate program.

Specializations

Students who are pursuing a bachelor’s in religion degree may choose a specialization.

  • Apologetics
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Apologetics provides a deeper understanding of the historical and philosophical arguments that support the validity of the Word of God, as well as the critical thinking skills you need to answer popular theological questions with courage and grace.
  • Biblical and Theological Studies
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Biblical and Theological Studies provides an understanding of the fundamentals of the Bible and Christianity. You will gain a rich understanding of the origin and contents of the Bible and will grasp its importance to the Christian faith.
  • Christian Counseling
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Christian Counseling degree will equip you to meet the growing need for trained counselors who can offer the highest quality care from a Christian perspective. You will be introduced to the issues facing today’s patient and the biblical basis for counseling as a ministry. Courses will provide you with a strong understanding of the principles and practices of care.
  • Christian Leadership
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Christian Leadership is designed to help you uncover how God has gifted you to lead in your local church and community. Through this degree, you will enhance your leadership and administrative skills and explore foundational topics in religious studies to gain an understanding of the biblical principles you need to pursue ministry as a profession.
  • Christian Ministries
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Christian Ministries is designed to equip you to meet the growing need for ministry leaders in churches across the country and around the world. An emphasis will be placed on training in Christian discipleship and outreach. You will explore a broad range of biblical leadership principles and strategies that can be utilized in your local church or community organization.
  • Evangelism
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Evangelism degree equips you to impact the world for Christ through a deeper understanding of theology and evangelism history. Courses within this specialization have been developed in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Schools of Evangelism Online and will prepare you to effectively evangelize locally or across the globe and to teach the Word of God in private schools or within the Church.
  • General
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – General degree is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent religion program with the flexibility and freedom to select a large number of electives. With no specific specialization, you can mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion and direction for the future.
  • Global Studies
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Global Studies will equip you to pursue a variety of international ministry opportunities. This degree will allow you to study not only important biblical topics but also relevant ministry practices, giving you the foundational knowledge you need to become a missionary, international scholar, or nonprofit worker. A wide range of international ministry careers will be available to you.
  • NextGen
    Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – NextGen degree will prepare you to navigate the unique leadership challenges that come with ministering to minors. With a focus on NextGen, you will learn how to create safe environments across ministry programs, design a spiritual formation strategy for the family, and develop the leadership skills necessary to lead in the local church.

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Highlights

  • By earning your B.S. in Religion from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Liberty graduates are frequently sought after for employment opportunities for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.
  • Tuition for Liberty’s B.S. in Religion online degree has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other schools that offer online theology degrees have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Students enrolled in Liberty's bachelor’s in religion degree will have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal.
  • To continue Liberty's mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Degree Information

  • This program falls under the Rawlings School of Divinity.

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, Liberty is here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour).
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Potential college credit for military training.
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set log-in times.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant may be considered for acceptance on caution. Please contact Liberty's for more information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Last updated October 2019

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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life. Wit ... Read More

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life. With more than 500 degrees and certificates, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. All of Liberty’s courses are taught from a Christian worldview by professors who regard teaching as more than a job — it’s their calling. Read less