B.S. in Religion – Biblical and Theological Studies Exploring Faith Through Scripture


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion – Biblical and Theological Studies degree can help prepare you to impact the world for Christ locally and globally. Throughout our online biblical and theological studies degree program, you can study topics like the history of Christianity, apologetics, and scripture teaching.

Comparable to a bachelor of theology, our B.S. in biblical and theological studies seeks to prepare you for biblical, servant leadership in your family, the local church, and on the mission field. Our online programs are designed with your success in mind. Although many people assume that someone who gets a degree in biblical studies will go on to be a pastor, you can find that the skills you gain can be applied to many different career paths that require research, writing, analyzing, or teaching.

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  • 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

You can learn from professors who have real-world experience as pastors and missionaries as they teach you the practical skills you need for your current or future ministry endeavors. Our professors have a passion for helping you grow in your walk with Christ, and they will do all they can to support you throughout your online degree program as you follow God’s calling on your life.

Here are just a few of the benefits you will find when gaining a degree from Liberty University:

  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Learn from professors who have experience pastoring and planting churches, authoring Christian novels and non-fiction books, and leading archeological expeditions.
  • Gain access to a wide variety of resources and materials found through Liberty University’s research portal while you pursue your bachelor’s degree in religion.

Our 100% online theology degree can give you the freedom to complete your assignments around your schedule – meaning you can earn your degree and further your career without having to sacrifice your current job and time with your family and community.

If serving in ministry positions is in your future, it is essential that you know how to correctly read, interpret, and apply the Bible. By earning a bachelor’s in biblical studies degree online, you can gain valuable knowledge in areas like the history of the Christian church and the origin and history of life in the universe.

The online Bible and theology classes in this degree can provide you with a solid foundation in biblical principles that are crucial in ministry pursuits and spiritual formation. Your Christian studies will be taught by faculty committed to our mission of Training Champions for Christ as you dive into biblical interpretations and learn to connect them with the world around you.

Our online bachelor’s in religion – biblical and theological studies degree is a great foundation if you want to further your education through one of our online master’s degree programs. Your religious education will be grounded in a Christian worldview and a commitment to preparing you for a life in ministry leadership. As you pursue this program, you can learn to understand the relationship between biblical theology and current theological issues.

Through this online biblical studies degree, you can learn to identify basic elements of structure within the biblical text. In addition, you can apply a methodical approach to the study of each of the primary genres of the Old and New Testaments as you continue in your online theology courses.

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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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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.