Undergraduate certificate in biblical studies online program
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Years (Avg.)
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100% Online, 8-Week Courses
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July 2, 2018

Take the First Step to a Future in Ministry with Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

Liberty University’s 100% online Undergraduate Biblical Studies Certificate is an excellent option for students seeking new career opportunities or wishing to expand their understanding of the Bible. In as little as two-semesters, you can gain essential knowledge in Evangelism, Theology, and in-depth Biblical Studies. With the skills you gain in these courses, you will be prepared to better serve in your church, youth group, bible study or other ministries.

Why Choose Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies?

Liberty University is pleased to offer our Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies 100% online. Unlike some online Bible colleges, our Certificate in Biblical Studies is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 

Our Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies online is an opportunity to pursue an academic program without the commitment of a full associate or bachelor’s degree. Through eight foundational courses, you will dig deep into the Old and New Testaments with a special emphasis on key chapters, important persons, places, and events. As you look forward to your future, it is important that you are grounded in doctrine. In a two-course study of theology, you will focus on what you believe along with why you believe it.

What Will You Learn in Our Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies?

Each course within our Biblical Studies Certificate was carefully chosen to equip you with truths and principles for living an abundant life in Christ as you prepare for a lifetime of effective ministry. Our courses feature essential Biblical Studies curriculum from the Old and New Testaments.

Required Courses

  • BIBL 105 – Old Testament Survey
  • BIBL 110 – New Testament Survey
  • BIBL 323 – John
  • BIBL 364 – Acts
  • BIBL 425 – Romans
  • EVAN 101 – Evangelism & Christian Life
  • THEO 201 – Theological Survey I
  • THEO 202 – Theological Survey II

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Program Highlights
Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Biblical Studies Certificate Highlights

  • By earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five 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 all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Able to complete the Online Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies in less than one year.
  • You may apply the credits earned in the program toward an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree after you successfully complete the Biblical Studies Certificate, subject to the requirements on the degree completion plans for those programs. 
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be 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!

Biblical Studies Certificate Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Applicants must have a 1.5 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended or for high school. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

*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.