Bachelor of Science in Religion – General Exploring Questions of Eternal Significance


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Whether you feel called to ministry or simply want to learn more about the Christian faith, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion will give you the biblical knowledge and in-demand ministry training that can prepare you for success in your current and future career plans.

Flexibility within a degree program is important to you, so at Liberty, our bachelor’s degree in religion is available 100% online. It incorporates foundational theology and ministry training with over 30 credit hours of free electives. You can handpick courses that interest you the most from apologetics, evangelism, and Christian counseling, to global studies, church history, and surveys of individual books of the Bible.

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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

Life doesn’t stop when you start school. So we want to partner with you to make your goals a reality through our bachelor’s degree in religion. With no set log-in times and 8-week courses, you can pursue your bachelor’s degree while keeping your family and current career as top priorities. At Liberty, we want to make the process of earning a bachelor’s degree as simple and rewarding as possible. Whether you have worked in ministry for years or are just starting, a bachelor’s degree in religion can benefit both you and those you are serving.

Our religion bachelor’s degree is designed to strengthen your faith and equip you with valuable training in the field of ministry. Because Liberty teaches and upholds Christian values, you can be confident that your religious studies degree can prepare you for success in a rewarding and fulfilling career! Professors who have both advanced education and years of experience in ministry teach our religion courses. You can learn firsthand how to address the challenges and issues Christian leaders face in today’s churches and organized ministries.

Throughout your online bachelor’s degree in religion, you will study the cultural and spiritual aspects of Christianity as well as other world religions, while exploring the theological tenets of religious thought. As you start your degree, you’ll complete general education classes in English, math, social science, and natural science. Then, you will take survey courses in Old and New Testament studies, evangelism, contemporary issues, and theology. The training you receive in these courses will provide the strong foundational knowledge needed as you continue into your religion courses.

Our online religion classes encourage you to incorporate critical thinking as you interpret both Old and New Testament passages. You can learn how to study and even teach Scripture from experienced professors. In your apologetics course, you will build on major theological principles in order to develop persuasive arguments for the Christian faith. Your bachelor’s degree will help you construct insightful Bible lessons for believers and nonbelievers alike.

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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.