BS in Religion – Online Christian Counseling Degree Faith-Focused Counseling Education


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you passionate about serving those who are struggling with the challenges of life? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of Scripture and Christianity while exploring foundational topics in biblical counseling? If so, Liberty’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Christian Counseling program may be right for you!

By pursuing your degree in Christian counseling at Liberty University, you can train to work with married couples, families, and children as well as study important concepts in apologetics and theology. Our Christian religion degree provides a solid academic foundation that can help you pursue exciting job opportunities or continue your studies at the graduate level.

Christian counseling is quite different from regular professional counseling in many ways. While biblical counseling does require an understanding of psychological principles, it also relies on Scripture as the ultimate source of truth and wisdom.

Are you excited to study biblical counseling methods and prepare for a career that lets you serve as a beacon of hope in your community? At Liberty, you can gain vital Christian counseling training and learn how to come alongside those who are hurting or in need of guidance. Partner with us and see how far your online bachelor’s degree in Christian counseling can take you!

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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

At Liberty, we seek to offer programs that meet your needs as a student and as a professional. We’ve used our extensive experience in distance education to design an online Christian counseling degree that blends flexibility, accessibility, and high-quality academics. You can receive the Christian counselor training you need to prepare for rewarding opportunities.

You can complete your Christian counseling courses 100% online without having to take time off from work to attend classes on campus. You’ll have the freedom to earn your degree from the comfort of home and stay invested in your family, job, and community as you pursue your academic goals.

Each course at Liberty is taught from a biblical worldview, which is especially crucial for those planning to go into the Christian counseling field. Our faculty are firmly rooted in the Christian faith and committed to helping you thrive in your academic and professional life. By studying under professors who have years of real-world experience, you can develop your skill set and explore best practices in Christian counseling.

Additionally, Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). You can pursue your degree with confidence knowing that our Christian counseling program has met rigorous academic standards and accreditation requirements.

By pursuing Liberty University’s religion degree with a Christian counseling specialization, you can learn how to counsel from a Christian perspective and help people discover healing that lasts through the truth of Scripture. In this program, you’ll take a mix of religion and counseling courses so you can build a diverse, marketable skill set.

As you pursue your online Christian counseling degree at Liberty, you can learn from professors who possess a passion for Christ and extensive experience in the field. Throughout your Christian counseling courses, you’ll study under licensed clinical psychologists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, clinical counselors, and crisis intervention team members. By learning from their vast years of experience, you can prepare to address practical challenges in your career.

Our core religion courses cover a variety of topics, including apologetics, the history of Christianity, church ministry, research and writing for religious disciplines, and global studies. You can grow in your knowledge of Scripture as you study under ministry professionals in our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.

Within the Christian counseling specialization, you will explore how Christian counseling and psychology intertwine as you learn about the major challenges facing today’s generations. Additionally, our courses will introduce you to the biblical basis for using counseling as a ministry. You can also learn how to counsel children, women, or families or take a course that covers issues in human sexuality.

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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!

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Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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  • Active Duty
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  • 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.