Bachelor of Science in Applied Ministry Fostering Faith and Professional Excellence in Service Leadership


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

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 subjects to 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.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Choosing a degree that meets all of your needs as a student and as a professional can be a challenge. But with Liberty’s applied ministry degree, you can pursue a degree that aligns with your unique goals. Here’s what this program can offer you:

  • Flexibility | Each of your courses is offered in a 100% online, 8-week format with 8 different start dates throughout the year. You can complete your coursework and your program at your own pace.
  • Integrity | Our mission is Training Champions for Christ. We work to live out that mission in all that we do. Our coursework is taught from a Christian perspective, and our professors are dedicated to praying for your personal, academic, and spiritual success.
  • Personalized Courses | With this program, you will choose up to 3 unique areas of interest plus free elective courses – allowing you to customize your program to your career goals and ministry needs.
  • Resources Beyond Ministry | While other programs may offer you the chance to study different aspects of ministry and related subjects, Liberty allows you to leverage resources outside of divinity. Business, aviation, music, and many more subject areas are available to you. Broaden your college experience and apply your knowledge of ministry to many other areas as you explore a wide range of educational opportunities.

Our applied ministry program can prepare you for a variety of positions within ministry and secular settings. In addition to core subjects like English, math, and philosophy, you will take divinity, business, and counseling courses. These will provide you with a well-rounded foundation of knowledge and transferrable skills that you can use in nearly any field.

Throughout this program, you can 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.

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.

Degree Completion Plan (PDF)

Areas of Study for the BS in Applied Ministry

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

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

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

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • 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

*Not applicable to certificates.