Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theology and Apologetics

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theology and Apologetics

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Learn to Defend Your Faith with a Theology and Apologetics Degree

You’re passionate about the Word of God. We understand that passion and want to equip you to be to defend and share your faith with others. By pursuing our bachelor’s degree in theology and apologetics, you’ll be able to do just that.

You may desire to translate God’s Word from its original languages, share with others through literature about the Bible, or simply be better equipped to defend the veracity of Scripture. Choosing to complete our theology and apologetics degree is an integral part of this process, and it will give you all the tools you need to fulfill your calling. You’ll deepen your understanding of Scripture and be able to share its truth with the world.

Pursue Your Degree with Confidence

  • Unlike many other Bible colleges and seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Get hands-on experience with a variety of optional internships available in churches and ministries from the local to the international level.
  • Learn from professors who have years of experience working in professional ministry settings and who have each earned a ministry-related doctorate or are currently working on it.
  • Receive access to state-of-the-art facilities, including our homiletics lab where you can record and review your own sermons.

What Will You Learn?

  • Apologetics issues
  • Hermeneutics
  • Historical theology
  • Inductive Bible study
  • Intercultural engagement
  • The fundamentals of theology
  • The mission and hope of the Christian church

Career Options for B.A. in Theology and Apologetics Graduates

  • Academic administrator
  • Archaeologist
  • Author
  • Biblical translator
  • Christian educator
  • Historical tour guide
  • Research assistant

Internships and Resources Available to Theology and Apologetics Students

  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom as well as in research and in publishing original works.
  • Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small Bible college with the experience and amenities of a larger university.
  • Experience internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The Freedom Tower, home for the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive meeting space that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection is valued at over $1 million and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

Admission Requirements for Our Undergraduate Degree Programs

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.



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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Aug 19, 2024


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