Associate of Arts in Religion Online Degree Program

Online Religion Degrees

Admission Requirements  |  Program Format  |  Degree Requirements  |  Potential Careers


Learn and Grow in Your Faith through an Online Religion Degree

Liberty’s Associate’s Degree in Religion online is designed to equip you for a lifetime of effective ministry. You will learn to effectively engage the questions, doubts, and skepticism of unbelievers and respond intellectually and persuasively. Our online religion degree will help you gain a deeper understanding of the Bible through studying biblical content, research tools, and identifying basic elements of structure within the biblical text.

Our online religion and theology degree professors will introduce you to key figures, places, and events from the Old and New Testaments through a Christian perspective and with a theological perspective rooted in the Bible. Liberty's Associate's degree in Religion online is comparable to a Associate's in Theology degree.


Why Choose Liberty’s Associate's Degree in Religion Online?

Liberty University is pleased to offer our Associate's degree in Religion 100% online. Our online religion degree feautures the highest accreditation available through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Students seeking a degree in Theology or Christian Studies will benefit from Liberty’s online degree in Religion because of the similarities in course content. These degrees place a high emphasis on interpreting biblical texts and integrating a Christian worldview. As you look forward to your future at Liberty, you may also be interested in exploring our Bachelor of Science in ReligionBiblical and Educational Studies, or Christian Leadership and Management.


What Will You Learn in Our Associate's Degree in Religion Online?

You will learn from faculty committed to training champions for Christ as you dive into biblical interpretations and learn to connect them with the world around you. Whether you are seeking to grow in your knowledge or earn further qualifications, Liberty will equip you with the skills and tools you need to positively engage the world with an online religion degree.

Our Associate’s in Religion degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on a campus. The Associate’s in Religion online program can be completed in as little as two years and transferred into our Bachelor of Science in Religion online degree program.

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to 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 an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for Undergraduate Only)
  • Potential college credit for military training.

Benefits of Choosing Liberty University's Online Associate's Degree in Religion Program

  • By earning your Degree in Religion from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five 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.
  • Tuition for our Online Religion Degrees has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Able to complete the Associate's Degree in Religion in about two years.
  • Networking opportunities with other students in the program from around the country.

Online Religion Degree Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 60 total hours
  • 15 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 45 hours may be transferred in.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Fields with a Degree in Religion

  • Business
  • Chaplaincy
  • Clergy 
  • Communications 
  • Education
  • Health & Welfare Ministries 
  • Local Ministries 
  • Missions
  • Religious Communities 
  • Social Services


An Associate’s Degree in Religion online, comparable to a Theology Degree, is a great way to begin or continue your college career. This program can be a great fit for students who need to show a completed associate’s degree for general career purposes or students who want to work in various ministry or related fields.