Associate of Arts in Religion Engaging Scripture for Persuasive Faith Conversations


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Liberty’s associate degree in religion online program is designed to equip you for a lifetime of effective ministry. You can learn to effectively engage the questions, doubts, and skepticism of unbelievers and respond intellectually and persuasively. Our online religion degree can help you gain a deeper understanding of the Bible by studying biblical content, developing research tools, and identifying basic elements of structure within the biblical text.

Liberty’s Associate of Arts in Religion online is comparable to an associate degree in theology. Our online religion and theology degree professors will introduce you to key figures, places, and events from the Old and New Testaments as you move through your studies.

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  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University is pleased to offer our associate degree in religion 100% online. Our nonprofit university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Students seeking a degree in theology or Christian studies will benefit from Liberty’s online degree in religion because of the similarities in course content. These degrees place a high emphasis on interpreting biblical texts and integrating a Christian worldview.

As you look forward to your future at Liberty, you may also be interested in exploring our Bachelor of Science in Religion and its specializations in biblical and educational studies or Christian leadership and management.

You can learn from faculty committed to Training Champions for Christ as you dive into biblical interpretations and learn to connect them with the world around you. Whether you are seeking to grow in your knowledge or earn further qualifications, Liberty can equip you with the skills and tools you need to positively engage the world with an online religion degree.

Our Associate of Arts in Religion degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without worrying about on-campus classes. The associate in religion online program can be completed 100% online and may transfer into our Bachelor of Science in Religion online degree program.

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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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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

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