Become a Global Apologist with a Degree in Theology and Apologetics – Global Studies
Are you passionate about the Word of God and feel that He’s calling you to a life of ministry? If you choose to pursue Liberty University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Apologetics – Global Studies degree, we’ll partner with you to help you achieve your goals and fulfill the calling on your life. Not only will you spend four years gaining a deeper understanding of God’s Word, but you’ll also be well-equipped to start a life of international ministry.
You’re probably wondering what you can do with a theology and apologetics degree. If you desire to earn your bachelor’s degree and continue your education in seminary, you’ll be prepared to apply to the program of your choice. However, if you desire to start your career immediately after you graduate, you’ll also be ready to pursue any job opportunity that comes your way. Some of the career options available to you with a theology and apologetics – global studies degree are humanitarian aid worker, international educator, evangelist, archaeologist, or even a historical tour guide.
So what are you waiting for? An exciting world of ministry is waiting for you. By earning this degree, you’ll be able to go out into the nations prepared to minister to the needs of all people, while sharing the good news of the gospel.
Why Choose Liberty’s Theology and Apologetics – Global Studies Degree?
When you choose to pursue your degree with Liberty University, you’re choosing an accredited institution, with experienced professors, state-of-the-art resources, and experiential learning opportunities.
Our professors are professionals in their field with years of experience working internationally on missions trips, planting and pastoring churches, leading archaeological expeditions, and evangelizing to other nations. They’re excited about using their experiences to teach in the classroom as they guide and mentor you while you’re studying with us.
You’ll also have the ability to learn outside of the classroom. You can conduct independent research and training in our facilities and take advantage of resources like our homiletics lab and massive scriptorium. We also have optional internships available for you at the global level with churches, parachurches, nonprofit organizations, and ministries.
What Will You Learn in Our Theology and Apologetics – Global Studies Degree?
Our theology and apologetics degree curriculum prepares you to apply to seminary or start your career immediately upon graduation. As you pursue this degree, you’ll be equipped with a well-rounded understanding of God’s Word, how to defend it, and how to share with international peoples.
As you study the major-specific courses in apologetics and theology, you’ll also explore topics like cults, hermeneutics, church history, and world religions. By choosing our global studies cognate, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to take ministries abroad. As you review global issues and opportunities, you’ll study:
- Cultural anthropology
- Engaging oral communicators
- An introduction to Islam
Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!
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 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
Highlights of Our Theology and Apologetics – Global 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 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 and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.
Theology and Apologetics – Global Studies Degree Information
- 120 total credit hours
- Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
- This program falls under the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity
- View the Degree Completion Plan
- View our course catalog
Career Opportunities for Theology and Apologetics – Global Studies Graduates
- Historical tour guide
- Humanitarian aid worker
- International Christian educator
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.