Theological Studies Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 21, 2023
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Take Your Ministry to the Next Level with a BS in Religious Studies – Bible and Theology from Liberty University

Do you have a passion for the Bible? Perhaps you are new to the field of ministry, or maybe you are a veteran in the ministry field. Either way, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Religious Studies – Bible and Theology can help you take the next step in your career and excel in churches, ministries, and parachurch organizations.

The need for men and women who have integrity and tact to serve in ministry organizations is crucial. At Liberty, you can gain the skills you need to set yourself apart from the competition. As a Champion for Christ, you can use the knowledge and skills you learn from your BS in Religious Studies degree and change the ministry landscape for years to come.

Please note: This degree requires students to obtain 1 divinity minor and strongly encourages students to pursue a second minor in divinity or a minor from another school in the university.

Award-Winning Campus

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’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.

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Why Choose Liberty’s BS in Religious Studies Degree?

We know that, as you pursue a religious studies degree, quality is important. Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Not only that, but your courses will be taught by leading Christian authors, theologians, and biblical experts. Our faculty are highly credentialed and ready to partner with you as you take the next step in your ministry journey.

In addition to having world-class faculty, Liberty also offers a top-notch campus. By pursuing a BS in Religious Studies at Liberty, you will find yourself studying at the world’s largest school for religious studies and ministerial training. Standing over 27 stories tall, the Freedom Tower will be home to most of most of your courses. The Freedom Tower is also home to the Scriptorium, which houses over $1 million worth of biblical artifacts.

What Will You Learn in Our Bible and Theology Degree?

As you pursue your theological studies degree, you will take a variety of courses within the religious studies major that cover topics including world religions, theology, biblical languages, and a capstone so that you can integrate what you have learned in real-world situations.

In addition, you will study doctrine, bibliology, and Christology as well as the function and biblical vision of a church. With a comprehensive religious education like this, you can better prepare for roles in local and national ministries, the church, parachurch organizations, and apologetics-oriented ministries.

Review the Degree Completion Plan and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

APOL 311 – Foundational Issues in Apologetics

BIBL 460 – New Testament Theology

CHHI 325 – The Church and Its Mission

RLGN 350 – World Religions

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our BS in Religious Studies Degree

  • Our 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 are available with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The Freedom Tower, home to 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.

BS in Religious Studies – Bible and Theological Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 120 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
  • This program falls under the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan
  • View our course catalog
  • Please note: This degree requires students to obtain 1 divinity minor and strongly encourages students to pursue a second minor in divinity or a minor from another school in the university.

Potential Career Opportunities for BS in Religious Studies Degree Graduates

As a graduate of our Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies, you may be better prepared for a variety of careers, including:

  • Christian education
  • Christian organizational leadership
  • Church administration
  • Ministry coordination

This program can also help prepare you for graduate school/seminary.

Admission Requirements for Our BS in Bible and Theology Degree

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.