School Of Divinity Bachelor Degree

Why Choose Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity for Your Online Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies?

At Liberty University, we are committed to Training Champions for Christ.

If you are an aspiring or current Christian pastor, teacher, or evangelist, you will be happy to know that our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is one of the world’s largest schools for religious studies and ministerial training.

Pursue your online bachelor’s degree in whatever subject helps you follow the path God has set for you. You can be confident knowing that our renowned faculty has a firm commitment to Christian ministry and theology.

The unique thing about Liberty University’s online programs is that you will be taught by professors and leaders in the Christian faith who can inform you of the practical, real-world skills needed to help both churches and businesses thrive. Effectively ministering to people means understanding basic concepts in human resources, accounting, and marketing so you can manage a successful church with a positive impact on the community. Of course, you’ll also dive deep into subjects like religious studies and how they relate to problems facing society today.


John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Bachelor’s Degrees Online

Applied Ministry (B.S.)

Biblical and Educational Studies (B.S.)

Christian Leadership and Management (B.S.)

Religion (B.S.)


Help Spread the Gospel by Earning Your Online Bachelor’s Degree

Since 1985, we have been pioneering distance education. Our faculty and staff educate people all over the world. Besides our core religious studies subjects, we also have a number of specializations offered within our bachelor’s degree in religion.

If you choose to pursue our B.S. in Religion, you can choose one of the specializations below to achieve your ministry goals:

Our professors share your faith in Jesus Christ and are dedicated to helping you fulfill God’s plan for your life. Learn relevant information from educators with years of experience in running ministries. Gain access to a wide variety of religious texts through our Jerry Falwell Library.

Apply online or call to speak with an admissions counselor today at (800) 424-9595.


What Are the Benefits of Joining Liberty’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity?

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across 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 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