Bachelor of Science in Religion An In-Depth Study of Religion


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do you want to build up your ministry skills so you can be a witness for Christ in the world? Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion is an online theology degree that offers a solid, biblical foundation to serve well in a ministry role through a 100% online degree program.

Through this degree, you can foster a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of the Bible, Christianity, theology, and the Church. Each area of study in our religion degree is designed to help you delve deeper into the Word of God. This degree in religious studies can also prove beneficial for those who wish to gain additional credentials in their current position of ministry.

Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in religious studies can provide the foundation for a lifetime of successful ministry. Come join us in our mission to Train Champions for Christ!

What is a BS in Religion?

While ministry takes many forms, pastors and ministry leaders often find that they need a wide range of skills that do not come easily from personal study. In fact, many church and parachurch organizations require specific, accredited degrees for their ministry leaders. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion is a specially crafted degree that covers a wide range of studies that can equip ministry leaders for many roles and situations.

As an accredited Christian university, Liberty’s online B.S. in Religion can carry weight as a Christian ministry degree. Our degree in religion is designed to equip you for the ministry field with biblical studies, theology, evangelism, and many more topics that can help you reach the world for Christ.

Our bachelor’s in religion can help you develop a superior understanding of God’s Word that can serve to strengthen your faith. The theology courses found within Liberty’s online religion degree can help equip you to apply biblical components and principles to many contemporary issues facing society today. In an online theology degree, you can develop exceptional written and oral communication skills that benefit you both personally and professionally.

Liberty’s mission is to prepare you in every way to fill personal and professional ministry roles more efficiently. With an online theology degree, you can gain insight into the major issues, themes, and ideas of religious studies, so you are better prepared for diverse vocational opportunities. With areas of study such as biblical and theological studies, Christian counseling, and Christian ministries, our online religion degree program produces graduates who are better prepared to continue their studies through our Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Religion.

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What Sets Us Apart?

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  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

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  • Business associate
  • Chaplain
  • Children’s pastor/director
  • Christian camp director
  • Christian nonprofit leader
  • Church administrator
  • Church and parachurch ministry
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  • Church social media manager
  • Church staff
  • Clergy member
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  • International humanitarian aid worker
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  • Ministry coordinator
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  • Missions mobilizer
  • Next generation pastor
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  • Online ministry coordinator
  • Outreach coordinator
  • Pastoral assistant
  • Refugee care worker
  • Scholar
  • Sunday school coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Youth director
  • Youth pastor

If you want to pursue ministry and need training, Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Religion has many areas of study to help fit your specific needs.

Check out our online religion program specializations to see which program best suits your career goals:

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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


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.