Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Biblical Studies

What You Will Learn

Study the Bible to Prepare for Christian Leadership

Are you excited about your relationship with Jesus Christ and ready to help others grow in their faith? Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies can help you prepare for a variety of ministry and teaching roles. You’ll gain the foundation you need to pursue ministry or continue your studies.

If you love the Lord, you are probably looking for ways to fulfill the Great Commission and bring the Word of God to others. By taking courses that focus on Bible study, theology, global engagement, and more, you’re equipping yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to make an impact for Christ. This degree can help you prepare for a variety of ministry roles that will allow you to show others God’s love.

If you don’t want to start your career immediately after graduation, you may also consider using this program as a first step towards completing your bachelor’s degree. The A.A. in Biblical Studies will perfectly complement any of our divinity bachelor’s programs.

What Will You Learn in Our Biblical Studies Associate Degree?

  • Apologetics
  • How to research and write for religious disciplines
  • Intercultural communication and engagement
  • Methodical study of Scripture
  • Old and New Testament backgrounds
  • Theological interpretations of the Bible

Throughout your degree, you’ll be learning core skills that can be used in nearly any profession. You’ll take courses on communication, critical thinking, and cultural studies. You’ll also study skills that can be specifically applied to a future role in ministry or further academic studies.

Career Opportunities for Associate in Biblical Studies Graduates

  • Activity director
  • Camp counselor
  • Devotional and applied Bible study curriculum developer
  • Educational program director
  • Enrollment counselor
  • Executive director
  • Kindergarten Bible teacher
  • Minister
  • Ministry assistant
  • Ministry director
  • Parachurch teacher
  • Prison ministry teacher
  • Program supervisor
  • Rescue mission ministry director
  • Teacher
  • Women’s ministry teacher

Benefits of Pursuing Our Biblical Studies Associate Degree

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online biblical studies degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our online religion degrees has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • To continue our 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!
  • You can complete the associate degree in biblical studies in just 1.5 years.
  • You will have networking opportunities with other students in the program from around the world.

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training



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Available Online

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jun 24, 2024


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