Prepare to Change the World with a Bachelor’s in Divinity
You want to change lives by bringing the gospel to hurting people in need of the Savior. We do too. And when you earn a bachelor’s degree from our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, you will develop the skills needed to follow God’s calling on your life, wherever it takes you. We have bachelor’s degrees to help you serve in the church, parachurch ministries, youth leadership, pastoral ministry, humanitarian work, camp coordinating, and more.
When you earn your degree from Liberty, you’ll learn from professors who have real-world leadership and ministry experience within the church while gaining your own experience through the variety of internship opportunities available to you as a student. Through hands-on learning activities and the ability to serve in a local church, you will earn a degree that gives you both the knowledge and practical skills you need to pursue a life in ministry.
At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among Niche.com’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.
Our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Bachelor Degree Programs
Biblical Studies (B.A.)
Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and gain a well-rounded understanding of God’s Word. This degree will give you the foundation you need to pursue teaching, writing, ministry, or seminary.
Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (B.S.)
Choose our Bachelor of Science in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership, and gain the biblical foundation and strategic skills you need to operate Christian camps and other outdoor ministry programs.
Christian Leadership and Church Ministries (B.S.)
Become an effective leader in the church with our Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries degree. In this bachelor’s degree program, you will gain the knowledge required to run both church and parachurch ministries.
Christian Studies (B.S.)
Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies offers core training in apologetics, biblical interpretation, theology, and ministry while also giving you the freedom to customize your degree plan through multiple free elective credit hours. Designed to be completed in tandem with a minor, this bachelor’s degree can help you prepare to work in Christian education, missions organizations, parachurch ministries, and church leadership – and it provides an excellent foundation for future graduate studies!
Global Studies (B.S.)
Our Bachelor of Science in Global Studies degree will give you the opportunity to reach others for Christ. With Liberty’s bachelor’s in global studies program, you can fulfill God’s calling on your life by working with humanitarian, church, and other nonprofit organizations.
Pastoral Leadership (B.S.)
With our Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Leadership degree, you will be equipped to go into ministry and pastor churches. Additionally, you will be prepared for seminary if you choose to further your education.
Religious Studies – Bible and Theology (B.A. and B.S.)
Equip yourself with a theological skill set that can help set you apart from your peers with Liberty’s Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies – Bible and Theology or Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies – Bible and Theology. Both of these degree programs offer top-notch training that students can use to prepare for a career in ministry or graduate studies. The Bachelor of Arts degree includes several credit hours devoted to Greek grammar and syntax while the Bachelor of Science track offers greater flexibility to customize your degree with free electives.
Religious Studies (B.S.)
Take advantage of a diverse religious studies degree taught from a conservative evangelical perspective with our Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies program. In this undergraduate degree program, you have the option of choosing a concentration that will expand your biblical understanding and prepare you for ministry.
Theology and Apologetics (B.A.)
Youth Ministries (B.S.)
Pursue a Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries, and bring the gospel to young people in churches, parachurches, camps, sports, or abroad.
Why Choose a John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Bachelor’s Degree?
Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts school where you will gain fundamental knowledge in a variety of subjects while you study biblical wisdom and knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to study history, literature, film, music, and art from a biblical perspective, helping you better understand and engage in current cultural discussions. When you earn your bachelor’s degree at Liberty, you will receive the practical ministry training of a bible college while also having access to the opportunities available at an ever-growing liberal arts institution.
Wondering where you will attend classes on campus? The John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is housed in the Freedom Tower, our most unique building located in the heart of campus. Our Freedom Tower integrates cutting-edge technology into the classroom, creating an innovative learning environment tailored to the needs of our divinity students. While here, you can utilize our 7-projector classroom, teleconferencing capabilities, and homiletics lab as you study God’s Word in pursuit of ministry.
As you earn your degree in divinity, take advantage of the resources Liberty and the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity have to offer you. We are a teaching university, meaning your professors will invest time into your education through both mentorship and innovative instruction. Additionally, you will have endless opportunities to gain real-life experience as you pursue internships with churches, parachurches, and nonprofit organizations.
John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Degree Information
- 120 hours
- Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
- Review our course catalog for more information on the John W. School of Divinity
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.