Bachelors Degree In Religious Studies New Testament
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
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Prepare for a Life of Ministry with a Degree in Religious Studies – New Testament

Are you passionate about the Word of God and interested in pursuing a career that is integrated with biblical knowledge? By pursuing Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies – New Testament degree, you’ll receive the foundational knowledge you need to pursue a career in ministry.

You’re probably excited about immersing yourself in a degree that focuses on God’s Word but wondering what career opportunities will be available to you. Your options are limitless. This degree will prepare you to apply for seminary or the job of your choice upon graduation. You may choose to work in fields like archaeology, Christian writing, church ministry, or evangelism.

So what are you waiting for? Our world is desperate for people like you who are excited and passionate about sharing a deep understanding of God’s Word. We’re going to make sure you’re prepared to enter the field of ministry with all the foundational knowledge and experience you’ll need.

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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 3 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 Religious Studies – New Testament Degree?

At Liberty University, we aim to provide you with a degree that prepares you for your chosen career path. By earning our religious studies degree, you’ll receive the knowledge, training, and leadership skills you need to be successful in ministry or prepare you to apply to seminary.

One of the best things about pursuing a degree with our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is the professors. These men and women are professionals in their field with real-life experience pastoring churches, leading archaeological expeditions, and publishing new research in biblical matters. Plus, each of them has already obtained or is currently working on their doctoral degree in a ministry field. They are excited about the opportunity to partner with you throughout your time with us.

In addition to learning from professionals, you’ll also have access to exceptional resources and opportunities to gain hands-on experience. You have the option of interning with a church, parachurch, or nonprofit organization locally, nationally, or abroad. Plus, you’ll have access to things like our scriptorium, which contains a 111-ft. 16th century Torah scroll and a working Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

What Will You Learn in Our Religious Studies – New Testament Degree?

By earning our bachelor’s degree in religious studies, you’ll receive all the knowledge, resources, and experience you need to pursue a life of ministry or apply to seminary. We’re excited about the challenging and effective curriculum we have to offer you.

Since you are pursuing a career in ministry, you’ll need a strong foundational knowledge of the Bible. Throughout this degree, you’ll study topics like Christian evidences, world religions, and theological issues. Plus, if you pursue our New Testament concentration, you’ll have the added benefit of conducting inductive Bible studies of all the books of the New Testament, as well as study:

  • New Testament Backgrounds and Theology
  • Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

BIBL 350 – Inductive Bible Study

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the basic steps and tools involved in the 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
  • Attention will be given to the following doctrinal issues: 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

RLGN 350 – World Religions

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The basic principles and practices of the most significant world religions
  • Points of contact and cultural opportunities for effective communication, understanding, and engagement
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Highlights of Our Religious Studies – New Testament 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 parachurches 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 dollars and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

Religious Studies – New Testament Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Religious Studies – New Testament Graduates

  • Archaeologist
  • Author
  • Christian educator
  • Church administrator
  • Evangelist
  • Para-church ministries leader
  • Pastor
  • Theologian

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.