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Minor Degrees

School of Divinity Minors

View the Residential Minor Course Requirements for official requirements. 

Visit Liberty University Online for a full list of areas of study available for online program minors.

Apologetics and Cultural Engagement (15 hours) 

  • APOL 201 Apologetics & Cultural Engagement
  • Apologetics Elective (300-400 level)
  • ENGL 417 Writing as Cultural Engagement 
  • THEO 201 Theology Survey I
  • THEO 202 Theology Survey II

Biblical Greek (15 hours)

  • Greek Electives (15 credit hours)

Biblical Languages (18 hours)

  • GREK 201 Greek Grammar I
  • GREK 202 Greek Grammar II
  • GREK 301 Greek Grammar III
  • GREK 302 Greek Syntax & Reading
  • HBRW 201 Hebrew Grammar I
  • HBRW 202 Hebrew Grammar II

Biblical Studies (15 hours)

  • BIBL ___ Biblical Studies Elective (12 credit hours at 300-400 level)

Choose one course from the following:

  • BIBL 471 Biblical Archaeology 
  • BIBL 472 New Testament Backgrounds  
  • BIBL 473 Old Testament Backgrounds

Camp and Outdoor Leadership (15 hours)

  • CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries
  • COAL 210 Introduction to COAL
  • COAL 220 Foundations & Programming of COAL 
  • COAL 310 Christian Camp: Site Plan & Design            
  • COAL 370 Managing the Christian Ministry Org.  

Christian Leadership (15 hours)

  • CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries
  • CLED 310 Foundations of Christian Leadership
  • CLED 365 The Personal Development of a Leader
  • CLED 410 Team Dynamics in Christian Leadership
  • CLED 425 Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership

Christian Ministries (15 hours)

  • CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries
  • CLED 450 Organization and Leadership in Ministry
  • YOUT 201 Survey of Youth Ministries

Choose two courses from the following disciplines: CHMN, CLED or YOUT 


Expositional Preaching (18 hours) 

  • BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study
  • BIBL 370 Logos Bible Software
  • BIBL 480 Hermeneutics
  • PLED 421 Homiletics I
  • PLED 422 Homiletics II
  • PLED 446 Christocentric Preaching

Global Studies (15 hours)

  • GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 
  • GLST 220** Intercultural Comm./Engagement
  • GLST 290** Cultural Anthropology
  • GLST 385 Career Preparation for Global Workers
  • Global Studies Elective (3 credit hours 300-400 level)
    • Students interested in completing an international internship for their elective should apply through the Department of Global Studies at least two semesters prior to the internship.

**GLST 220 fulfills Communication elective (GenEd requirement)

**GLST 290 fulfills Cultural Studies elective (GenEd requirement)


Pastoral Leadership (15 hours)

  • CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries
  • PLED 201 Foundation to Pastoral Leadership
  • PLED 301 Family Ministry in the Church
  • PLED 302 Staff Management/Relations
  • PLED 305 Pastoral Duties

Theology (15 hours)

  • THEO Electives (6 hours 100-400 level)
  • THEO Electives (9 hours 300-400 level)

Women's Leadership (15 hours)

  • CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries
  • WLED 220 Survey of Women’s Ministries
  • WLED 320 Spiritual Formation & Development for Women in Leadership
  • WLED 330 The Role of Christian Women in Ministry
  • WLED 387 Methods of Teaching Bible and Communication Skills for Women

Youth Ministries (15 hours)

  • CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries
  • YOUT 201 Survey of Youth Ministries
  • YOUT 220 Global Youth Culture

Choose two courses from the following:

  • YOUT 310 Introduction to Church Ministries
  • YOUT 340 Current Issues in Youth Ministry
  • YOUT 370 Managing the Christian Youth Organization
  • YOUT 380 Ministering to Adolescents in Crisis
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