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Learn to Interpret and Understand God’s Word with a Degree in Theology and Apologetics – Biblical Scholarship

Are you passionate about the Word of God and feel He is calling you to a life of scholarship and ministry? If this sounds like you, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Apologetics – Biblical Scholarship degree provides the training you need to pursue a career studying, interpreting, and teaching God’s Word professionally.

By earning this degree, you’ll have a multitude of educational and career opportunities. You’ll be well-equipped to apply to seminary upon graduation or start pursuing your career immediately. Careers that would be available to you include Bible translator, author, archaeologist, church administrator, or Christian educator.

So what are you waiting for? With this degree, we’ll partner with you to provide a deeper understanding of God’s Word that you desire, so you can use it to make an impact for the Lord. We’re excited to see where you’ll take your degree!

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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 Theology and Apologetics – Biblical Scholarship Degree?

When you choose to pursue your degree at Liberty University, you’re choosing excellence. You’re choosing to learn from professionals. You’re choosing access to state-of-the-art resources. And you’re choosing exciting, experiential learning opportunities available locally, nationally, and abroad.

So let’s start with our best asset—our professors. These men and women have real-life experience in planting and pastoring churches, directing ministries and nonprofit organizations, authoring Christian books, leading mission trips, and participating in biblical archaeological expeditions. They’re excited about passing on the knowledge they’ve learned through the years to you—the next generation of Christian leaders—as they guide, teach, and mentor you while you’re studying with us.

Aside from learning from professionals, you’ll also have the opportunity to do research and get hands-on experience for yourself. We have vast resources like our massive scriptorium and state-of-the-art technology like our homiletics lab. Plus, you have the choice of participating in an internship with a church, parachurch, or nonprofit organization.

What Will You Learn in Our Theology and Apologetics – Biblical Scholarship Degree?

While you’re studying with us, our goal is to ensure that you are well-equipped to enter graduate school or your career field upon graduation. We have created a curriculum that provides the foundational knowledge and experiential opportunities you’ll need to pursue whichever path you choose.

Throughout our theology and apologetics degree, you will explore the Bible in-depth, understand how to interpret it, and how to defend it. Some of the topics you’ll study include apologetics, cults, the Old and New Testaments, theology, hermeneutics, and church history.

If you pursue our biblical scholarship concentration, you’ll study Hebrew grammar, as well as choose from multiple courses including:

  • Advanced Greek Reading
  • Biblical Archaeology
  • Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis
  • Life of Christ

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

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • The various approaches to Christian apologetics with the aim of understanding the theology that drives each approach
  • The works of leading proponents of the approaches in order for students to develop their own approach and method in apologetics
  • Core areas of Christian doctrine, including theology proper, Christology, and bibliology

BIBL 460 – New Testament Theology

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • The major themes developed in the New Testament including the centrality of God, Christology, Jesus’ saving work, the Holy Spirit, sin, faith, law, the church, and eschatology
  • The basic theological message of the New Testament in both its diversity of expression and conceptual unity
  • How to trace themes in biblical theology

BIBL 461 – Old Testament Theology

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • The major theological themes of the Old Testament explaining how they function in light of the major Old Testament covenants and the timeline of the history of the Old Testament
  • These themes will reveal an organic and typological connection with their New Testament counterparts

THEO 350 – Fundamental Theological Issues

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • The major theological questions which arise in the defense of biblical inerrancy, scriptural separation, creationism, and dispensationalism
  • Contemporary issues, including the charismatic movement, feminism, and situation ethics
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Highlights of Our Theology and Apologetics – Biblical Scholarship 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.

Degree Information for our Theology and Apologetics in Biblical Scholarship

      Career Opportunities for Theology and Apologetics – Biblical Scholarship Graduates

      • Archaeologist
      • Author
      • Biblical translator
      • Christian educator
      • Church administrator

      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.