Apologetics & Cultural Engagement Major (B.S.) - Online

Apologetics & Cultural Engagement Major (B.S.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 waived

Major Requirements 

Major Foundational Courses
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology 13
PHIL 201Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 13
Total Hours9

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
APOL 220Introduction to Apologetics3
APOL 310Apologetics in a Secular Age3
APOL 320Apologetics and the Gospel3
BIBL 360Methodical Study of Scripture3
RLGN 210Introduction to Cultural Engagement3
RLGN 301Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines3
RLGN 340Global Religious Movements3
RLGN 360Practical Teaching of Scripture3
RLGN 410Contextualization and Cultural Engagement3
RLGN 480Cultural Engagement Capstone Seminar3
THEO 310Theology of Humanity3
THEO 360Biblical Theology3
Total Hours36
Free Electives
Choose 33-45 credit hours of Free Electives33-45
Total Hours33-45

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Communications Elective (GLST 220) 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
Second Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
APOL 220 Introduction to Apologetics 3
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
RLGN 210 Introduction to Cultural Engagement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Cultural Studies Elective (GLST 290) 1 3
Natural Science Elective 1 3
RLGN 340 Global Religious Movements 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
APOL 310 Apologetics in a Secular Age 3
RLGN 301 Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines 3
THEO 310 Theology of Humanity 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
APOL 320 Apologetics and the Gospel 3
BIBL 360 Methodical Study of Scripture 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
RLGN 410 Contextualization and Cultural Engagement 3
THEO 360 Biblical Theology 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
RLGN 360 Practical Teaching of Scripture 3
RLGN 480 Cultural Engagement Capstone Seminar 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at www.liberty.edu/gened before enrolling foundational skills requirements.

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