Increase Your Knowledge and Application of God’s Word by Earning a Degree in Biblical Studies
Are you passionate about the Word of God? Do you feel called to a life of ministry? Pursuing our Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies will give you the foundational knowledge you need to start your ministerial career upon graduation or go on to seminary school.
Have you always desired to work in a church, parachurch ministry, or nonprofit organization? Maybe you’re interested in being a pastor, church planter, theologian, apologist, evangelist, author, or even a biblical archaeologist. You can pursue any of these careers in ministry with this biblical studies degree. Additionally, you can gain the training you need to live out your calling to a life of 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 as Niche.com’s #4 college campus 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.
Why Choose Liberty’s Biblical Studies Degree?
At Liberty, we want you to be well-equipped for postgraduate life. You may choose to enter your career field as soon as you complete your degree, or you may choose to pursue a graduate degree in your field. Regardless of what you choose, our biblical studies degree will prepare you with an exemplary curriculum, exceptional resources, and experiential opportunities.
Wondering what resources are available to you? Our best asset is our professors. These men and women have graduate and doctoral degrees in their field, as well as years of real-life experience in ministry. They are actively participating in research and writing while simultaneously being engaged in the classroom. They are excited about passing on their knowledge and experience to you throughout your academic journey with us.
Another exciting aspect of our biblical studies degree is the opportunity for experience. You have the option of participating in an internship to give you real-life experience before graduation. Our students intern locally, nationally, and globally with churches, parachurch ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, our Freedom Tower houses some of the latest technology, as well as a vast scriptorium, which is at your disposal.
What Will You Learn in Our Biblical Studies Degree?
Our desire is to provide you with a curriculum that is exciting and diverse while giving you the foundational knowledge you need to succeed in your field upon graduation. If you choose to apply to seminary after you graduate, you’ll be well-prepared for your educational journey.
Throughout this degree, you’ll study some very unique subjects that will prepare you for your career in ministry. Some of the courses you’ll study include:
- Apologetics and Culture Engagement
- Fundamental Theological Issues
- Inductive Bible Study
- Intercultural Communication and Engagement
View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying!
BIBL 350 – Inductive Bible Study
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The basic steps and tools involved in an inductive study of the Bible
- The skills needed to practice a methodical approach to the observation, interpretation, application, and correlation to Scripture
BIBL 425 – Romans
Here’s what you’ll learn: an analytical and exegetical study of Romans, giving attention to condemnation, justification, sanctification, the place of Israel, and practical Christian living.
BIBL 480 – Hermeneutics
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- A study of the nature, methods, and issues of biblical interpretation
- A variety of different approaches to biblical interpretation
- Demonstration of the crucial importance of hermeneutics
- The role genre plays in interpretation
- Students will develop their own hermeneutical method
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The major theological questions that arise in the defense of Biblical inerrancy, scriptural separation, creationism, and dispensationalism
- Contemporary issues such as the charismatic movement, feminism, and situation ethics
Highlights of Our Biblical Studies Degree
- John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom, as well as in research and publishing original works.
- Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
- Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small Bible college with the experience and amenities of a university.
- Internship opportunities with churches and parachurch organizations locally, nationally, and globally.
- The Freedom Tower, home for the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive meeting space that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
- The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection is valued at over $1 million and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.
Biblical Studies Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Biblical Studies Graduates
- Christian educator
- Church administrator
- Church planter
- Global outreach specialist
- Parachurch ministries leader
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)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission through Fall 2023 acceptance)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.