B.S. in Religious Studies – Theology and Apologetics

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religious Studies – Theology and Apologetics

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Deepen Your Understanding with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Apologetics

Do you feel a calling on your life to pursue a career in ministry? Our Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies – Theology and Apologetics degree will equip you with the foundational knowledge you need to pursue ministry as a career. By earning our religious studies degree, you’ll gain an understanding of biblical teachings while exploring the specifics of Christian theology and apologetics in comparison to oppositional teachings.

Maybe you want to attend seminary to become a pastor or church administrator. Perhaps you’re interested in starting a career in ministry immediately upon graduation, going overseas to pursue biblical archaeology, or penning the next great Christian novel. Whatever your goal is in ministry, you can receive what you need to pursue it with our religious studies degree in theology and apologetics.

Pursue Your Degree with Confidence

  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Learn from professors who have experience pastoring and planting churches, authoring Christian novels and non-fiction books, and leading archeological expeditions.
  • Participate in optional internships with ministries across the globe.
  • Get access to state-of-the-art resources like a homiletics lab and scriptorium.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to conduct an inductive Bible study
  • The history of the Christian church
  • Foundational issues in apologetics
  • Christianity and the cults
  • The hope and mission of the Church
  • Modern and contemporary theology

Career Opportunities for Theology and Apologetics Graduates

  • Author
  • Christian educator
  • Church administrator
  • Evangelist
  • Parachurch ministries leader
  • Pastor
  • Theologian

Internships and Resources Available to Religious Studies Students

  • Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom as well as in research and 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 university.
  • You will have 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 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


Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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