Online Bachelor's Degree in Religion

Associate of Arts in Religion

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Religion

What You Will Learn

Start Your Journey as a Ministry Professional with an Associate in Religion

Do you have a passion for learning about the gospel? Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of God’s Word and applying it to your career? Liberty’s online Associate of Arts in Religion degree is designed to equip you with the tools you need to grow in your faith and be effective in ministry while preparing you to continue your education. In Liberty’s A.A. in Religion, you will study the Bible in-depth, learn biblical interpretation techniques, develop useful research skills, and collaborate with other students. 

This program is often used as a stepping stone to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of Liberty’s many ministry-focused undergraduate programs such as pastoral leadership, women’s ministries, or youth ministries. This program is also a great fit for students who need to complete an associate’s degree for advancement in their career. 

As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985 and a Christian university recognized for its academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, Liberty combines academic excellence with a biblical worldview. Through our cutting-edge online learning technology, Liberty University provides an accredited, quality education without the commute and schedule required to take residential courses.

What Will You Learn in Our A.A. in Religion?

Through Liberty’s A.A. in Religion, you will be mentored by professors who will equip you with the tools needed to dig deeper into Scripture and grow in your faith. Before you can effectively minister to others, you must first develop your own spiritual life. Each professor strives to facilitate spiritual growth through class devotions, prayer requests, and personal interaction. You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor’s degrees in religion, biblical and educational studies, or Christian leadership and management.

Throughout your degree, you will:

  • Develop skills to practice a methodical approach to understanding Scripture.
  • Analyze and discuss the Book of Genesis through creation studies.
  • Learn the skills needed for global ministry engagement.
  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between biblical theology and current theological issues.

Potential Career Fields for A.A. in Religion Graduates

  • Business
  • Clergy
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Local ministries
  • Missions
  • Social services

Benefits of Pursuing Your A.A. in Religion with Liberty University

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 religion degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs 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. 
  • Students can complete the A.A. in Religion in as little as 1.5 years. 

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

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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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