Associate Of Arts In Apologetics
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 21, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Study the Foundations of the Christian Faith and Learn to Defend Them by Earning an Online Apologetics Associate Degree

What is apologetics? Quite simply, apologetics is studying the defense of doctrines and faith. By studying the Word of God as well as modern cultural trends, philosophy, and theories of knowledge, you can be prepared to answer questions both skeptics and fellow Christians are asking today. Liberty’s associate degree in apologetics online is designed to equip you to “speak away” (Apologia in Greek, apo-away, logia-speech) any questions or objections to your faith.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Associate Degree in Apologetics Online?

Liberty University is pleased to offer an associate degree in apologetics 100% online. We are also proud of our accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Your Christian apologetics degree will provide a foundation for a number of programs dealing with the study of religion, the Bible, philosophy, or other degrees related to this field of study. You can continue your studies with a Bachelor of Science in Religion, with specializations in biblical and educational studiesChristian ministry, or evangelism

What Will You Learn in Our Associate Degree in Apologetics Online?

You will learn from faculty who are committed to Training Champions for Christ as you connect Scripture with some of the common questions and objections of faith in today’s world. Once you complete your training, you will be able to articulate and defend the essential truths of evangelical Christianity. One of our newest courses explores author C.S. Lewis and how his apologetic approach can relate to the current cultural movement.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Potential college credit for military training.

Potential Career Fields with a Degree in Apologetics

An associate degree in apologetics online is a great way to begin or continue your college education. This program is a great fit for students who need to show a completed associate degree for general career purposes or students who want to work in various ministry or related fields. Some potential career opportunities include:

  • Church Administration
  • Youth or College Ministry
  • National or International Missions
  • Education

Admission Requirements for the Associate Degree in Apologetics

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on good standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for acceptance on caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official College Transcripts, if available
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • AHigh School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English Proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Benefits of Choosing Liberty University’s Online Associate Degree in Apologetics Program

  • By earning your degree in apologetics from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our online Christian apologetics degrees has not increased in four straight 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 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 can complete our associate degree in apologetics in about two years.
  • Networking opportunities with other students in the program from around the country.