BS in Religion Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jun 29, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Strengthen Your Understanding of the Bible and Christian Ministry with an Online Religion Bachelor’s Degree

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion is an online theology degree that offers the solid, biblical foundation necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role through a 100% online degree program. Through this degree, you will obtain solid instruction on the fundamental principles of the Bible, Christianity, theology, and the Church. Each of the specializations in our religion degree is designed to help you delve deeper into the Word of God. This degree in religious studies will also prove beneficial for those who wish to gain additional qualifications in their current position of ministry.

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We’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 5 years  and counting.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Religion Degree?

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion is an online theology degree that integrates biblical principles into every class to prepare you for a future both professionally and spiritually. If you are seeking an online theology degree, a religious studies program is an excellent option! Each online theology class is designed to strengthen your faith and equip you with valuable training in the field of ministry. Because our university was built on Christian values, you can be confident that our religious studies degree online is preparing you for success in your future career.

What Will You Learn in an Online Religion Degree?

Our bachelor’s in religion can help you develop a superior understanding of God’s Word that will serve to strengthen your faith. The theology courses found within Liberty’s online religion degree will 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 will 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 will gain insight into the major issues, themes, and ideas of religious studies, so you are prepared for diverse vocational opportunities. With specializations such as biblical and theological studies, Christian counseling, and Christian ministries, our online religion degree program produces graduates who are prepared to continue their studies through a seminary or graduate program.

Benefits of Pursuing an Online Theology Degree like Our Bachelor’s in Religion

  • Students who pursue the Christian Counseling specialization may qualify for AACC certification.
  • Increased job opportunities in the public service after completing your online Religion degree.
  • While pursuing an online theology degree, students will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professors in various fields of ministry and religious studies.
  • Students enrolled in our Bachelor of Science in Religion online degree are able to transfer up to 75% of credit hours (including up to 50% of their major) from another accredited college to Liberty.
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Specializations for Our Bachelor’s in Religion

Students who are pursuing a bachelor’s in religion degree may choose a specialization. Please review the degree-specific information in the below menus.


Biblical and Theological Studies

Christian Counseling

Christian Leadership

Christian Ministries



Global Studies


    Religion Degree Information and Requirements

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    Bachelor’s in Religion Degree 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 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
    • Potential college credit for military training
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

    Liberty’s Online Religion Degree Highlights

    • By earning your B.S. in Religion from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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.
    • Liberty graduates are frequently sought after for employment opportunities for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.
    • Tuition for Liberty’s B.S. in Religion online degree has not increased in 5 years. While many other schools that offer online theology degrees have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
    • Students enrolled in our bachelor’s in religion degree will have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal.
    • 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!

    Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

    Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant may be considered for acceptance on caution. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission application
    • Application fee*
    • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
    • High School Self-Certification form
    • Proof of English proficiency

    *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.

    **An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.