Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Ministry

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Applied Ministry

Overview
What You Will Learn
Careers
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Diversify Your Skill Set and Become a Valuable Asset in Any Ministry

Are you excited about being a part of a ministry but wonder how you can incorporate your personal interests and talents into your career? You need a degree that combines biblical training with secular subjects – a degree that can hone your skills and make you a valued member of any ministry. With Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Ministry, you can take your passion for ministry and combine it with nearly any subject!

Our applied ministry program is unique because it provides you with the basic knowledge and skills you’ll need to work in churches, parachurches, and nonprofit organizations. However, you also have the option to choose a unique subject in divinity and up to 2 additional areas of study. You could learn about business, fine arts, aviation, health sciences, and more. These subjects give you the opportunity to build additional, marketable skills so you can do more in your profession and for the Kingdom of God.

Areas of Study for the B.S. in Applied Ministry

In your applied ministry degree, you will choose areas of study based on your personal interests, career goals, and ministry needs. You are required to choose 2 areas of interest, and you have the option to add a third.

Area of Study 1 – Divinity

Area of Study 2 – Non-Divinity

Area of Study 3 – Optional

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s B.S. in Applied Ministry?

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Apply key principles, skills, and strategies necessary for ministry implementation and management.
  • Articulate and biblically justify essential truths of evangelical Christianity.
  • Understand how different fields of study contribute to the work of gospel-centered ministry.

Throughout this program, you will learn how to combine diverse ministry practices and principles that elevate the gospel and equip you to honor God no matter your vocation. Our program allows you to choose up to 3 unique areas of study so you can personalize your program to your professional goals.

Potential Careers for B.S. in Applied Ministry Graduates

  • Administrative pastor
  • Human services professional
  • Leader of a parachurch or other faith-based organization
  • Local church or ministry associate
  • Nonprofit manager/owner

Benefits of Pursuing Your B.S. in Applied Ministry 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 among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 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 online 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 could complete your B.S. in Applied Ministry in as little as 3.5 years!
  • With so many areas of interest and courses to choose from, you can personalize your degree to fit your career goals and the needs of your ministry.

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

 

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jan 16, 2023

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

Ranked among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 7 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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