You are here: Home > Academics > Academic Catalogs

Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

School of Religion

Administration

Gabriel Etzel, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., D.Min.
Acting Dean, School of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

Chris H. Hulshof, B.S., M.A.R., M.R.E.
Assistant to the Associate Dean, School of Religion
Assistant Professor of Religion


PURPOSE
The purpose of the School of Religion is to produce Christ-centered leaders with the values, knowledge, and skills required to fulfill the Great Commission.

DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS
Degree Completion Plans for programs offered by the School of Religion can be accessed online at: http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=2981.


Department of Church Ministries

Jonathan Geukgeuzian, B.S., M.R.E.
Chair, Department of Church Ministries
Director, Center for Youth Ministries
Assistant Professor of Youth Ministries

David Adams, B.D., B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Th.M., D.Min.
Director of Pastoral Leadership
Professor of Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministries

Monica Rose Brennan, B.S., M.A.R., D.Min.
Director of Women’s Ministries
Associate Professor of Church Ministries

Douglas Gilmer, B.S., M.A., M.A.B.C.
Director of Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry
Adjunct Professor

Faculty

RESIDENTIAL - FULL-TIME
Professor
Adams; Gutierrez, IV; Vandegriff

Associate Professor
Brennan, M.; Brown, R.

Assistant Professor
Geukgeuzian

RESIDENTIAL - PART-TIME
Adjunct Professor
Dempsey, C.; Gilmer; Harcup; Scarlett; Willmington, M.


PURPOSE
The Department of Church Ministries exists to recruit strategically, equip practically, and challenge biblically those called to Christian Ministry, both in the context of the local church and Christian organizations. 

Students majoring in Church Ministries or Pastoral Leadership will be well-equipped for a future in vocational ministry.  Throughout the program, they will engage in practical ministry experience in local churches and ministries, providing valuable first-hand training for a life devoted to vocational ministry.


Career Opportunities

Camp Director Missionary Pastor
Children's Pastor Senior and Associate Pastor
Children's Director Wormen's Ministry Director
Christian Education Director Youth Pastor
Evangelist Minister of Worship and Music                    

Church Ministries Major (B.S.)

The major in Church Ministries provides an undergraduate degree program for students who are specifically interested in pursuing vocational ministry. The core for this degree program will provide foundational studies and practical training for the broad field of church ministries, while the concentrations will allow students to specialize their skills in particular areas, including Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry, Pastoral Leadership, Women’s Ministries, Worship, and Youth Ministries.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Biblically justify essential truths of evangelical Christianity.
  2. Apply the principles of biblical interpretation.
  3. Plan, organize, and develop Christian ministries.
  4. Evaluate models of leadership and programs, as well as various philosophies of Christian ministries.

Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate and demonstrate the skills necessary for constructing a ministry philosophy and programs for outdoor ministry from a biblical worldview.

Pastoral Leadership Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate and demonstrate the skills necessary for Pastoral ministry.

Women’s Ministries Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate and demonstrate the skills necessary for evangelizing and discipling women in Christian ministry from a biblical worldview..

Youth Ministries Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate and demonstrate the skills necessary for engaging and educating adolescents within their culture from a biblical worldview.

Top


Programs of Study

Church Ministries Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (30 hrs)
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics 3
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
CHMN 205 Church Ministry Practicum I 1
CHMN 300 Church Ministry Practicum II 2
CHMN 360 Foundations in Ministry Programming 3
CHMN 447 Discipleship in Church Ministries 3
CHMN 450 Leadership and Management in Ministry 3
CHMN 489 Church Ministries Capstone 3
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
Cognate/Concentration Courses (12-18 hrs)
Free Electives (9-13 hrs)

Concentrations

Church Ministries Major (B.S.) Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry Concentration
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
ALOM 310 Adventure Leadership Foundations 3
ALOM 320 Adventure Leadership Programming 3
ALOM 360 Camping Ministry 3
ALOM 370 Managing the Christian Youth Organization 3
ALOM 499 Internship/Practicum 3
HLTH 205 Accident Prevention and Care (First Aid) 3
Free Electives (9-13 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 38 hours must be 300-400 level.
Church Ministries Major (B.S.) Women's Ministries Concentration
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
WMIN 220 Survey of Women’s Ministries 3
WMIN 320 The Christian Woman 3
WMIN 330 The Role of Christian Women in Ministry 3
WMIN 387 Methods of Teaching the Bible and Religion for Women 3
WMIN 410 Leadership Development and Strategies for Women in Ministry 3
WMIN 499 Women's Ministries Internship 3
Free Electives (9-13 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 38 hours must be 300-400 level.
Church Ministries Major (B.S.) Youth Ministries Concentration
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
YOUT 201 Survey of Youth Ministries 3
YOUT 301 Foundations of Youth Ministry 3
YOUT 448 Contemporary Youth Communication 3
YOUT 460 Programs for Youth Ministry 3
YOUT 499 Youth Ministry Internship 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
YOUT 350 Campus Ministry 3
YOUT 370 Managing the Christian Organization 3
Free Electives (9-13 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 38 hours must be 300-400 level.

Cognate

Church Ministries Major (B.S.) Worship Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (30 hrs)
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics 3
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
CHMN 205 Church Ministry Practicum I 1
CHMN 300 Church Ministry Practicum II 1
CHMN 300 Church Ministry Practicum II 1
CHMN 360 Foundations in Ministry Programming 3
CHMN 447 Discipleship in Church Ministries 3
CHMN 450 Leadership and Management in Ministry 3
CHMN 489 Church Ministries Capstone 3
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
MUSC 201 Creative Worship 3
MUSC 202 Old and New Testament Music and Worship 3
MUSC 323 Leadership, Philosophy, Music and Organization 3
MUSC 423 Congregational Contextualization and Leadership 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
MUSC 200 Music, Art, Worship & Culture 3
MUSC 313 History of Music and Worship 3
Free Electives (15-19 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 32 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Pastoral Leadership Major (B.S.)

The B.S. in Pastoral Leadership provides thorough preparation in the exposition of biblical scriptures and processing of leadership dynamics. The B.S. in Pastoral Leadership prepares the student to excel in ministry aptitude beyond some entry level seminary students.

PURPOSE
The B.S. in Pastoral Leadership is designed to provide a thorough, biblically-based approach to practical ministry leadership. This program emphasizes sound doctrine and the ability to exposit biblical Scriptures from an accurate, conservative, evangelical hermeneutic principle. Building upon the said foundation, the program also focuses on an effective homiletic presentation. Lastly, this program is designed to equip the student with leadership skills that parallel higher levels of leadership study.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and demonstrate the skills necessary for Pastoral ministry.
  2. Plan, organize, and develop Christian ministries.
  3. Biblically justify essential truths of evangelical Christianity.
  4. Apply the principles of biblical interpretation.

Program of Study

Pastoral Leadership Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
BIBL 324 Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development 3
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 364 Acts 3
BIBL 425 Romans 3
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics 3
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
PLED 201 Foundation to Pastoral Leadership 3
PLED 251 Church Planting and Development 3
PLED 301 Family Ministry in the Church 3
PLED 302 Staff Management and Relations in Pastoral Leadership 3
PLED 350 Pastoral Duties 3
PLED 351 Church Assimilation and Development 3
PLED 421 Homiletics I 3
PLED 452 Critical Issues in Pastoral Leadership 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
Free Electives (12-16 hrs) [6 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.

Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry Minor

Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry Minor (15 hrs)
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
ALOM 310 Adventure Leadership Foundations 3
ALOM 320 Adventure Leadership Programming 3
ALOM 360 Camping Ministry 3
ALOM 370 Managing the Christian Youth Organization 3

Pastoral Leadership Minor

Pastoral Leadership Minor (15 hrs)
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
BIBL 324 Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development 3
PLED 350 Pastoral Duties 3
PLED 421 Homiletics I 3
PLED ___ Elective (300-400 level) 3

Women's Ministries Minor

Women’s Ministries Minor (15 hrs)
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
WMIN 220 Survey of Women’s Ministries 3
WMIN 320 The Christian Woman 3
WMIN 330 The Role of Christian Women in Ministry 3
WMIN 387 Methods of Teaching the Bible and Religion for Women 3

Youth Ministries Minor

Youth Ministries Minor (15 hrs)
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
YOUT 201 Survey of Youth Ministries 3
YOUT 301 Foundations of Youth Ministry 3
YOUT 448 Contemporary Youth Communication 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
YOUT 350 Campus Ministry
YOUT 370 Managing the Christian Organization

Department of Global Studies

Melody Harper, B.A., M.S.W., M.A.
Chair, Department of Global Studies
Assistant Professor of Global Studies

Jeffrey Ritchey, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Department of Global Studies
Assistant Professor of Global Studies

Faculty

RESIDENTIAL - FULL-TIME
Associate Professor
Alban, Sr.

Assistant Professor
Harper; Ritchey


Global Studies Major (B.S.)

Students majoring in Global Studies will be well-equipped for international engagement.  They will learn the skills necessary to thrive, build relationships, and establish healthy careers in other cultures while developing an understanding of the particular dynamics that are associated with living and working abroad. To help accomplish this goal, the B.S. in Global Studies program requires students to either double-major or minor in another area.

PURPOSE
The B.S. in Global Studies seeks to provide students with a thorough foundation for effective engagement in intercultural careers and service. The program combines a comprehensive theory of global engagement with practical experience, culminating in a semester-long cultural immersion internship.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in cultural adaptation, research, and communication.
  2. Employ critical thinking skills in addressing current issues in global engagement.

Top


Program of Study

Global Studies Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (60-64 hrs)
Core Course in the Major (36 hrs)
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 425 Romans 3
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics 3
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GLST 385 Career Preparation for Global Workers 3
GLST 387 Living Abroad 3
GLST 388 Ethnographic Research 3
GLST 389 Barefoot Language Learning 3
GLST 490 Trends and Issues in Global Studies 3
GLST 499 Global Studies Internship 6
Choose one of the following courses: 3
GLST 350 World Religions
GLST 421 Roman Catholicism
GLST 425 Animism
GLST 431 Introduction to Islam
Approved Minor or Double Major (15-21 hrs)
All Global Studies majors are required to obtain a minor or a double major as part of the completion of their degree.
Directed Courses Required (0-6 hrs)*
LANG __ Elective 3**
LANG __ Elective 3**
Free Electives (5-9 hrs)
Additional Requirements for Major: Taylor-Johnson Assessment & UCIPHER Graduate Assessment
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 33 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
**Must be the same language

Global Studies Minor

Global Studies Minor (15 hrs)
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GLST 220 Intercultural Communication and Engagement 3
GLST 290 Cultural Anthropology 3
GLST 385 Career Preparation for Global Workers 3
GLST ___ Elective (300-400 level) 3
Once this minor has been declared, GLST 220 substitutes for EVAN 101, and GLST 290 substitutes for GOVT 200, PSYC 101 or 201, SOCI 200 or 201

Department of Biblical & Theological Studies

Mark Allen, B.A., Th.M., D.Min., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biblical & Theological Studies
Associate Professor of Religion

Richard Alan Fuhr, B.S., M.A., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.
Director of Biblical Studies
Associate Professor of Religion

Faculty

RESIDENTIAL - FULL-TIME
Distinguished Professor
Hindson

Professor
Borland; Brindle; Fowler; Hartman; Leverett; Price; Willmington, H.

Associate Professor
Allen; Cleaver; Etzel; Fuhr; Smith, M.

Assistant Professor
Love


PURPOSE
The Department of Biblical and Theological Studies aims to provide a thorough, biblically-based, cognitive, and spiritual foundation for students who desire to pursue further academic training at the graduate level or who want to be better prepared for Christian life and service.  In the current academic climate, there is a need for individuals who are educated and equipped to speak to foundational doctrinal issues for both academic professionals and lay people from an orthodox, biblically-informed evangelical position. These programs will lay the foundation for students who have an interest in further pursuing development in this area.


Career Opportunities

Academic Leadership Christian Educator
Archaeologist Historical Tour Guide                           
Author Research Assistant
Biblical Translator  

Biblical Studies Major (B.A.)

The B.A. in Biblical Studies focuses on foundational studies prior to seminary or graduate programs. This program offers a thorough study of the books, themes, history, and development of the Christian Bible.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Biblically justify essential truths of evangelical Christianity.
  2. Apply the principles of biblical interpretation.
  3. Analyze the syntax of biblical Greek.
  4. Analyze the background, theological motifs, literature, and content of the Bible.

Program of Study

Biblical Studies Major (B.A.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (53-57 hrs)
Liberal Arts Focus: Language Requirements (12 hrs)
GREK 201 Greek Grammar I 3
GREK 202 Greek Grammar II 3
GREK 301 Greek Grammar III 3
GREK 302 Greek Syntax and Reading 3
Integrative Studies (6 hrs) 1
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 410 Genesis 3
BIBL 425 Romans 3
BIBL 450 Daniel – Revelation 3
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
Bible Backgrounds Courses (6 hrs)
Select two of the following: 6
BIBL 471 Biblical Archaeology
BIBL 472 New Testament Backgrounds
BIBL 473 Old Testament Backgrounds
Old Testament Course (3 hrs)
Select one of the following: 3
BIBL 311 Joshua thru Judges
BIBL 314 Old Testament Poetical Books
BIBL 316 Isaiah
BIBL 317 Minor Prophets
New Testament Course (3 hrs)
Select one of the following: 3
BIBL 323 John
BIBL 324 Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development
BIBL 330 Life of Christ
BIBL 364 Acts
Hebrew OR Biblical Theology Courses (6 hrs)
Select one group from the following: 6
HBRW 201 Hebrew Grammar I
AND
HBRW 202 Hebrew Grammar II
OR
BIBL 460 New Testament Theology
AND
BIBL 461 Old Testament Theology
BIBL ___ Upper-level Elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
GREK 401 Greek Exegesis
BIBL ___ Upper-level Elective
Free Electives (3-7 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 48 hours must be 300-400 level.

As part of the Core Competency requirements, students may select one course for Integrative Studies which contains the same prefix as courses within the major. Integratives may only be taken after the student has achieved 60 hours.

Top


Religious Studies Major (B.S.)

The B.S. in Religious Studies major will provide an undergraduate degree program for students who have a particular interest in pursuing further academic studies in the various religious studies disciplines. Concentrations are offered in Biblical Languages, Global Studies, Jewish Studies, New Testament, Old Testament, and Theology and Apologetics.   

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Biblically justify essential truths of evangelical Christianity.
  2. Apply the principles of biblical interpretation.
  3. Analyze the major figures, events, and issues within church history.
  4. Distinguish between the major religions of the world.

Biblical Languages Concentration

  • The student will be able to analyze the syntax of biblical Greek and Hebrew.

Global Studies Concentration

  • The student will be able to analyze the essential principles and current issues of global engagement.

Jewish Studies Concentration

  • The student will be able to articulate the history of Israel, the biblical promises made to Israel, and the issues affecting the relationship between the church and Israel.

New Testament Concentration

  • The student will be able to analyze the background, theological motifs, literature, and content of the New Testament.

Old Testament Concentration

  • The student will be able to analyze the background, theological motifs, literature, and content of the Old Testament.

Theology and Apologetics Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate and defend the major doctrines of and challenges to Christianity.

Programs of Study

Religious Studies Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (27 hrs)
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 425 Romans 3
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics 3
CHHI 301 History of the Christian Church I 3
CHHI 302 History of the Christian Church II 3
GLST 350 World Religions 3
PHIL 240 Christian Evidences 3
RLST 489 Religious Studies Capstone 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
Free Electives (12-16 hrs)

Concentrations

Religious Studies Major (B.S.) Biblical Languages Concentration
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
GREK 201 Greek Grammar I 3
GREK 202 Greek Grammar II 3
GREK 301 Greek Grammar III 3
GREK 302 Greek Syntax and Reading 3
HBRW 201 Hebrew Grammar I 3
HBRW 202 Hebrew Grammar II 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Religious Studies Major (B.S.) Global Studies Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (60-64 hrs)
Core Courses in Major (27 hrs)
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GLST 385 Career Preparation for Global Workers 3
GLST 490 Trends and Issues in Global Studies 3
GLST 499 Global Studies Internship 3
GLST ___ Elective (300-400 level) 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
GLST 421 Roman Catholicism
GLST 425 Animism
GLST 431 Introduction to Islam
Directed Courses (Required) (0-6 hrs) *
LANG ___ Elective 3**
LANG ___ Elective 3**
Free Electives (11-15 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 39 hours must be 300-400 level.
*These courses are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
**Must be the same language
Religious Studies Major (B.S.) Jewish Studies Concentration
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
BIBL 430 The History of Ancient Israel 3
BIBL 431 Israelology 3
BIBL 432 Messianic Prophecy 3
BIBL 433 The Jewish Temple in History and Prophecy 3
BIBL 434 General Studies in Israel Seminar 3
CHHI 405 History of Anti-Semitism 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
Religious Studies Major (B.S.) New Testament Concentration
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
BIBL 323 John 3
BIBL 324 Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development 3
BIBL 364 Acts 3
BIBL 460 New Testament Theology 3
BIBL 472 New Testament Backgrounds 3
BIBL ___ New Testament Elective (300-400 level) 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
Religious Studies Major (B.S.) Old Testament Concentration
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
BIBL 314 Old Testament Poetical Books 3
BIBL 316 Isaiah 3
BIBL 410 Genesis 3
BIBL 461 Old Testament Theology 3
BIBL 473 Old Testament Backgrounds 3
BIBL ___ Old Testament Elective (300-400 level) 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
Religious Studies Major (B.S.) Theology and Apologetics Concentration
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
APOL 325 Christianity and the Cults 3
PHIL 210 Logic 3
THEO 311 Revelation, Authority and Reason 3
THEO 412 The Church: Its Mission and Hope 3
THEO 430 Modern and Contemporary Theology 3
APOL/CHHI/THEO ___ Elective (300-400 level) 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 39 hours must be 300-400 level.

Biblical Greek Minor

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME

  • The student will be able to translate, parse, identify grammatical constructions, and properly exegete a given passage of the Greek New Testament.
Biblical Greek Minor (15 hrs)
GREK ___ Electives 15

Biblical Languages Minor

Biblical Languages Minor (18 hrs)
GREK 201 Greek Grammar I 3
GREK 202 Greek Grammar II 3
GREK 301 Greek Grammar III 3
GREK 302 Greek Syntax and Reading 3
HBRW 201 Hebrew Grammar I 3
HBRW 202 Hebrew Grammar II 3

Biblical Studies Minor

Biblical Studies Minor (15 hrs)
BIBL ___ Biblical Backgrounds Elective 3
BIBL ___ Electives (300-400 level) 12

Jewish Studies Minor

Jewish Studies Minor (15 hrs)
BIBL 430 The History of Ancient Israel 3
BIBL 431 Israelology 3
BIBL 432 Messianic Prophecy 3
BIBL 433 The Jewish Temple in History and Prophecy 3
CHHI 405 History of Anti-Semitism 3

New Testament Minor

New Testament Minor (15 hrs)
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 472 New Testament Backgrounds 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BIBL 460 New Testament Theology
BIBL ___ New Testament Elective (300-400 level) 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BIBL 323 John
BIBL 324 Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development
BIBL 330 Life of Christ
BIBL 364 Acts
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BIBL 425 Romans *
BIBL 450 Daniel – Revelation
BIBL 471 Biblical Archaeology
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics *
*Requires approval from Department Chair

Old Testament Minor

Old Testament Minor (15 hrs)
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 473 Old Testament Backgrounds 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BIBL 461 Old Testament Theology
BIBL ___ Old Testament Elective (300-400 level)
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BIBL 311 Joshua thru Judges
BIBL 314 Old Testament Poetical Books
BIBL 316 Isaiah
BIBL 317 Minor Prophets
Choose one course from the following courses: 3
BIBL 410 Genesis 1
BIBL 450 Daniel – Revelation
BIBL 471 Biblical Archaeology
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics 2

Requires approval from Department Chair or Program Director

Needs approval of Department Chair


Theology Minor

Theology Minor (15 hrs)
THEO · Electives (9 hours 300 – 400 level) 15

Theology and Apologetics Minor

Theology and Apologetics Minor (15 hrs)
APOL 325 Christianity and the Cults 3
THEO 311 Revelation, Authority and Reason 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
THEO 412 The Church: Its Mission and Hope 3
THEO 430 Modern and Contemporary Theology 3

Associate of Arts in Religion

In an effort to meet the educational needs of students who want a university degree, but who do not have desire to complete a four-year bachelor’s program, the School of Religion offers the Associate of Arts Degree in Religion. Graduates of this program may transfer their courses into a bachelor’s degree program at Liberty if they desire to continue their education.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the basic biblical and theological concepts of the Bible
  2. Analyze theological issues of the present culture.
  3. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study

Religion Major (A.A.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (38-42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 3
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 3
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 3
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
BIBL/CHMN/GLST ___ Elective 3
CHMN/PLED/YOUT ___ Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS: 62 hours minimum required


Highlighted text indicates a change from the official version of the catalog.