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Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

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University Services - Online Programs

Academic Advising

Each student has access to professional Academic Advisors who will assist the student with choosing and scheduling courses. Academic Advisors are available to answer questions the student may have or to assist with resolving unexpected problems. In addition, every course is managed by a faculty member who is available to answer course-related and academic questions.

New students will need to contact a New Enrollment Specialist, who will guide students in course selection for the first semester and assist in all other preparations until the first day of class. On the first day of the first sub-term in which students are enrolled, all questions concerning academic issues should be directed to the Academic Advising Department. Students are encouraged to contact the Academic Advising Department for help with any school-related problems they may encounter during the academic year.

Online services include email and ASIST (Automated Student Information Services Tool). Students are each assigned a personal email account, which they are advised to check on a weekly basis. The student’s Liberty email address will serve as the primary means of communication between the University and the student.

Using ASIST, students may register and drop courses, access and update their personal information, view their account balances, make online payments, view individual test and final course grades, email professors, view and calculate GPA, and apply for financial aid.


Career Center

The Career Center strives to assist students in realizing their God-given potential through developing career and education decisions that are rooted in their faith and values. They provide services and resources to help students utilize their academic training in preparation for their professional development. Through the Career Center, residential and online students, as well as alumni, have access to career services without closing hours.

Website: http://www.liberty.edu/career
Local and Regional Industry Specific Career Fairs
LUNETWORK - Online Job Database for internships, fulltime and part-time opportunities all over the country.
Resume and Cover Letter Workshops and Critiques
Job Search and Research
Graduate School Preparation
Internships and Externships
The Washington Fellowship

Several programs are available to assist students in determining career goals and implementing appropriate educational plans. Through the Career Center, online job listings, career counseling, and a computerized career assessment, students are encouraged to explore various occupational fields, develop job-hunting skills, and research graduate education programs. Students are also encouraged to participate in externships and internships, which provide practical work experience and complement their formal education.

For more information on any of the stated topics, please visit the Career Center website at http://www.liberty.edu/career.

Liberty University’s exclusive employer relationship database, LUNETWORK, is the on-line database that has thousands of employers looking for Liberty students, recent graduates, and alumni. Employers from all over the country (and world) are purposefully posting positions looking for Liberty talent. Postings include internships and full time positions for both new graduates and seasoned professionals. Students and alumni can post their resume and search the database for positions all over the world. Residential and online students and alumni are eligible to utilize LUNETWORK for life.

All students are encouraged to complete an internship to assist with career planning and gain practical experience within their chosen field of study. Internships are available in major cities all across the country, including Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Orlando, and many more. Students may earn from one to six (in some cases nine) semester hours of credit. Many majors require at least three credits. All applicants for credit internships, which are listed in the University’s Catalog, are processed through the student’s academic department Faculty Internship Advisor (FIA). Contact your department to identify your FIA.

The Career Center also provides a special internship opportunity through the Washington Fellowship (WF). This program allows students to live and work in Washington D.C. where they are placed in internships relevant to their career or academic interests. Students in the WF earn six credits of internship while taking six online credits. Additional leadership and professional development training are also available to participants.

Students who are pursuing degrees leading to application for professional licensure or certification, and/or who will be participating in clinical placements, internships, or practica through their Liberty University program should be aware that a criminal background check, finger printing, drug screening, or other screening processes may be required by Liberty University and/or the host facility.

Internships, Practica, and Clinical Placements
In such situations, each student is responsible for obtaining and paying for the background check or other screening process and for delivering required documentation to the facility. Although the university will provide guidance to admitted students seeking placement in field experiences and internships, it will be up to the FIA to determine whether a student will be allowed to work at that facility.

Licensure-Based Degree Programs
Students in licensure-based degree programs are responsible for understanding the requirements of the program by becoming thoroughly familiar with the Degree Completion Plan (DCP) and the academic school’s web page that outlines degree requirements.

Students should further be aware that a criminal record may jeopardize licensure by the State certification body. Students seeking licensure are urged to contact the relevant licensing agency to determine the licensing requirements for the jurisdiction. Successful completion of a program of study at Liberty University does not guarantee licensure, certification, or employment in the relevant occupation.


Information Services

John Gauger
Chief Information Officer
Vice President of Analytics

The IT HelpDesk assists students with a variety of computer problems free of charge by phone, remote assistance, or walk –in service. HelpDesk hours and other resources such as the Liberty University Knowledge Base (HelpDesk DIY) are published online at www.liberty.edu/helpdesk. The HelpDesk is located at Green Hall Room 1539 and DeMoss Hall 2414; to contact by phone call (866) 447-2869 or (434) 592-7800.

Information Technology has implemented a campus-wide wireless network. This network allows students to access the internet and other network resources while in range of one of our many wireless access points.

Computer labs are available for students, faculty, and staff to use in various locations including the DeMoss Learning Center and the Jerry Falwell Library.  Over 1500 computers, including Macs and Windows-based computers are open daily.

Liberty provides students with an online learning platform called Blackboard®. Blackboard serves a variety of purposes, allowing professors to make announcements, post assignments, and interact with students. Students will use Blackboard to submit coursework, complete online tests, and interact with their classmates.

Liberty uses an application called Banner to house all Liberty user account information. Banner is accessible to Liberty staff, faculty, alumni, and students and is used to manage account information such as Financial Aid, Student Accounts, etc. Students access Banner (ASIST) from the main Liberty website and use ASIST to register for courses, complete financial check-in, view academic records, and update personal information.

The Technology Education Center (TEC) provides IT-related training to faculty and staff. Testing services are also offered to the University, students, and the general public for certification fields of expertise including Cisco®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, Kryterion and more. For more information on Training or Certification Testing, visit www.liberty.edu/TEC or contact by phone call (434) 592-7820.

The IT Marketplace, Liberty’s Campus Technology Store, provides students, alumni, faculty, and staff with a variety of hardware and software options at discounted prices. Please check out our campus store location in DeMoss Hall 2414 or online at www.liberty.edu/ITMarketplace.

Liberty Today is a free application that keeps users connected to activities occurring online or around campus with modules for Blackboard, Flames Cash, Degree Completion Plan, Campus Maps, lab computer/laundry availability, and more. . It also provides access to numerous Liberty focused media releases including Liberty News, Liberty TV Channel, Liberty Journal, Journey FM Radio, and others. It is currently available for Android and Apple devices

Additional information, including how to download Liberty mobile applications, can be found at http://www.liberty.edu/LibertyToday.

The myLU portal is a customizable website that allows students to access a wide variety of Liberty information.  It features widgets (small software programs) that display a specific piece of information such as Blackboard, Flames Cash, Liberty news, class schedule, Liberty announcements, financial aid information, and more.  The portal can be located at http://mylu.liberty.edu.

Multiple network print stations are provided for students in a variety of locations on campus. A printer account is provided to every student and print costs are charged to their student account. Network printing is available from Liberty University computers as well as student-owned personal computers.

Liberty provides an official webpage that can be used to access all Liberty information and major services such as Webmail, Banner (ASIST), Blackboard, Official Announcements, University Calendar, and Financial Aid. Liberty’s official webpage can be viewed at https://www.liberty.edu.



Intensive course schedules, enrollment procedures, tuition and fees, transportation and lodging information are accessible online at www.liberty.edu/intensives.


Jerry Falwell Library

Angela M. Rice, B.A., M.L.S.
Dean, Jerry Falwell Library

The Jerry Falwell Library services are organized and provided through a highly qualified faculty and staff. A broad range of support is provided to help students and faculty use information resources and technology effectively. These services include online tutorials, topic-specific workshops, personalized research assistance, and software support.

The Jerry Falwell Library provides many services and resources to students in the Liberty University Online programs. Online students can access virtually all electronic database resources through a proxy login system. In addition, online students have direct toll-free telephone, chat, and email support through the library’s Research Support Center, which provides access to research and instruction librarians and staff. The Jerry Falwell Library is committed to being the primary library for Liberty University Online students by offering timely personal contact and document delivery in order to meet their academic needs. This includes the delivery of books and journal articles as well as research and reference services.

Liberty University Online students can contact the library by email: research@liberty.edu chat: http://www.liberty.edu/library/chat-faq/ local phone: (434) 582-2221 and toll-free phone: (800) 424-9595; the "Additional Support Office" option.


Liberty Online Engagement

Liberty University Online Engagement exists to provide comparable resources that are afforded to residential Students of Liberty University from the Office of Spiritual Development to online students. Various online resources are offered including:

More information is available at http://www.liberty.edu/osd/onlineengagement/index.cfm?PID=34767.

Convocation and Campus Community
As a dynamic institution vitally interested in the whole person, Liberty provides for physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs of the Liberty community. To meet these needs, Liberty provides opportunities for students to gather and serve as a community through Convocation and Campus Community services. Liberty University Online students are encouraged to attend Campus Community services as well as Convocation when completing on-campus intensives. All of these services are streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/LibertyOSD.

Liberty University Bookstore

Course materials are not included in the cost of tuition. However, through Liberty University Online bookstore, MBS Direct, you can purchase textbooks and related course materials, track previous orders, sell your old textbooks and much more. It is MBS Direct’s goal to minimize your textbook cost and provide you with the best online shopping experience possible. Purchases may be made online through http://www.mbsdirect.net/liberty or by phone at (800) 325-3252.

It is recommended that you purchase your course materials at least ten days before the start of your course(s) to ensure a timely delivery. When ordering, please verify whether you are enrolled in an 8- or 16-week course format. Liberty does not guarantee that required course materials will be available after the sub-term start date.

Materials for practica and required intensives can be purchased from MBS Direct. Tuition does not cover the cost of course materials.


Office of Military Affairs

Emily Foutz, B.S., M.A.
Director of Military Affairs

The Office of Military Affairs is a knowledgeable resource for servicemembers and veterans, to help those who serve achieve their academic goals. The services provided include military and veteran benefit counseling to help each student through the process of requesting Tuition Assistance and  veterans benefits, processing and follow-through with the government agencies, and assistance when military deployment, temporary duty, and permanent change of station orders presents a challenge to academic progress.

Military Affairs collaborates with military and veteran organizations to offer a wide variety of military and veteran supportive programs, including GoArmyEd, College of the American Soldier, and the Air University – Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program. Liberty University is also part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System (DNS) and continues to participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program.

For more information, please visit the Military Student web page at http://www.liberty.edu/militaryaffairs.

In accordance with the Forever GI Bill® - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, below are a list of common locations for off-site courses. This is a list of established offsite locations where Liberty University is frequently conducted. There may be internships, practicums, etc. that may be established at other sites. These additional locations will be reported to the Department of Veteran Affairs accordingly.





AeroGuard Flight Training Center


Liberty University Main Campus


Aircraft Management Services


Liberty University South Campus


American Winds Flight Training


McAir Aviation, LLC


Anson Aviation


Moyer Aviation, Inc.


Aviation Academy Hawaii (Anderson Aviation)


Ocala Aviation Services


Aviation Adventures (Leesburg)


Palm Beach Flight Training


Aviation Adventures (Manassas)


Paragon Flight Training


Aviation Adventures (Stafford)




Aviation Adventures (Warrenton)


Phoenix East Aviation


Aviation Facilities, Inc.


Phoenix Flight Academy (Illinois)


Central Flying Service


Phoenix Flight Academy (Indiana)


Channel Islands Aviation


Phoenix Flight Academy (Ohio)


Cirrus Aviation


Phoenix Flight Academy (Tennessee)


College of Osteopathic Medicine


Pilots Choice Aviation


Cornerstone Aviation - Ogden


Pinnacle Aviation Academy, Inc.


Cornerstone Aviation – Salt Lake City


Platinum Aviation


CTI Professional Flight Training


School of Aeronautics


CTI Professional Flight Training - Millington


Sky Safety


DCT Aviation


Skyline Aviation, Inc


Eagle Aircraft


Snohomish Flying Service


Elite Flight Training


Sterling Flight Training


Falcon Aviation Academy (Athens)


SunState Aviation


Falcon Aviation Academy (Newnan - Main Site)


Texas Aviation Academy, LLC


Falcon Aviation Academy (Peachtree City)


Trade Winds Aviation  (Palo Alto)


Falcon Aviation Academy (Peachtree City)


Trade Winds Aviation (San Jose)


Flying Tigers Flight School


Treasure Coast Flight Training


Freedom Aviation


University Air Center


Gateway Aviation


US Aviation Academy


George’s Aviation Services Inc


US Sport Flight Academy


Gulf Coast Aviation (Baton Rouge)


Wayman Flight Training (Opa Locka)


Gulf Coast Aviation (New Orleans)


Wayman Flight Training (Pembroke Pines) 


Heart of Virginia Aviation


Westwind School of Aeronautics


Horizon Flight Center, LLC


Wings Flight School


Hummingbird Aviation




JLS Aviation




Kingsky Flight Academy





GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.


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