Bachelor of Science in Religion

Bachelor of Science in Religion

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations


Bachelor of Science in Religion
Rawlings School of Divinity


Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion, 100% online program, is designed to help you delve deeper into the Word of God or to gain additional qualification in your current position of ministry. As the world's leading online Christian university, Liberty offers the solid, biblical foundation necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role.You will obtain solid instruction on fundamental principles of the Bible, Christianity, theology, and the church.

Through this online program you will also gain a superior understanding that will serve to strengthen your faith. Courses will equip you to apply the Bible and its principles to many contemporary issues facing society today, as well as help you develop exceptional written and oral communication skills, preparing you to fill personal and professional ministry roles more efficiently.

You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor degree in Christian Leadership and Management or Biblical and Educational Studies.


Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in.

Required Specializations

Students are required to choose a specialization.

  • Biblical & Theological Studies

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion - Biblical and Theological Studies, 100% online program, provides 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.

    Courses will evaluate and cover a variety of topics including:

    • The Old Testament.
    • The New Testament.
    • Theology.
    • The Christian church.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Chaplaincy
    • Clergy
    • Communications
    • Education
    • Local Church
    • Local Ministries
    • Missions
    • Religious Communities
    • Social Services
       

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  • Christian Ministries

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion - Christian Ministries, 100% online program, 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.

    You will be equipped with an understanding in:

    • Practical teaching of the Scripture.
    • History of life.
    • Church ministries.
    • Apologetics.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Clergy
    • Communications
    • Education
    • Local Church
    • Local Ministries
    • Missions
    • Religious Communities
    • Social Services
       
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  • Christian Counseling

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion - Christian Counseling, 100% online program, 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 principles and practices of care.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:

    • Christian counseling.
    • Marriage and family.
    • Christian counseling for children.
    • Human sexuality.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Non-licensed Christian counselor
    • Administration
    • Lay ministry Christian counseling
    • Advocacy
    • Case Management
    • Community Relations
    • Counseling
    • Mental Health Services

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  • Evangelism

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion - Evangelism, 100% online program, 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.

    Courses will provide you with a foundation in:

    • Preparation and personal evangelism.
    • Effective message preparation.
    • Discipleship in evangelism.
    • Practical teaching of the Scripture.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Church Leader
    • Evangelist
    • Missionary
    • Pastoral Assistant
    • Teacher
       

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  • General

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion - General, 100% online program, 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 are able to mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion and direction for the future.

    Courses will evaluate and cover a variety of topics including:

    •  Methodical study of Scripture.
    • History of life.
    • An introduction to church ministries.
    • Practical teaching of Scripture.
       

    Potential Career Fields

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

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