School Of Divinity Bachelor Degree
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Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn to Defend Your Faith with a Theology and Apologetics Degree

You’re passionate about the Word of God. We understand that passion and want to equip you to fully understand and defend your faith so you can share it with others. By pursuing our bachelor’s degree in theology and apologetics, you’ll be able to do just that.

You may desire to translate God’s Word from its original languages, share with others through literature about the Bible, or simply be better equipped to defend the veracity of Scripture. Choosing to complete our theology and apologetics degree is an integral part of this process, and it will give you all the tools you need to fulfill your calling.

You’ll deepen your understanding of Scripture and be able to share its truth with the world.

Why Choose Liberty’s Theology and Apologetics Degree?

At Liberty University, our desire is to give you all the resources you need to be successful in your chosen field as you fulfill God’s calling on your life. That’s why we’ve given you the personalization and coursework found at a small Bible college combined with the experience and resources of a large university.

We are a teaching university. This means the professors in the classroom with you every week are dedicated to teach, support, and mentor you throughout your academic journey. Plus, they’ll pass along the knowledge they’ve gained from their own experiences in ministry.

While you’re here, we want you to take advantage our resources and technology. Our Freedom Tower, where our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is housed, has a Scriptorium with a rare book collection including a 111-foot Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica. These are the types of resources and features you’ll have access to while studying with us.

What Will You Learn in Our Theology and Apologetics Degree?

With any John W. Rawlings School of Divinity degree, you’ll gain the insight and understanding you need to excel in ministry. Some of the topics you’ll study include culture and intercultural engagement, inductive Bible study, and hermeneutics. You’ll also study the fundamentals of theology in addition to historical theology and the mission and hope of the Church.

By pursuing our theology and apologetics degree, you’ll have the additional opportunity to learn about fundamental apologetics issues. In our Christianity and the Cults course, you’ll learn how to identify cults and how to minister to people within them.

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 350 – Inductive Bible Study

BIBL 460 – New Testament Theology

BIBL 461 – Old Testament Theology

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Biblical Scholarship

Global Studies

Writing and Literature

Highlights of Our Theology and Apologetics 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, where our School of Divinity is located, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive classroom 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.

Theology and Apologetics Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Theology and Apologetics Graduates

  • Academic leadership
  • Archaeologist
  • Author
  • Biblical translator
  • Christian educator
  • Historical tour guide
  • Research assistant

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 for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.