Applied Ministry (B.S.) - Online

Applied Ministry (B.S.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. 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 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 22
Choose three credit hours from the following:3
Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas
Critical Thinking Elective
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 22
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 22
THEO 202Theology Survey II 22
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 requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.)EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.)THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BUSI 240Organizational Behavior & Management 13
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
BIBL 360Methodical Study of Scripture3
CCOU 201Introduction to Christian Counseling3
or CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling
CLCM 250Introduction to Christian Ministry3
CLCM 489Christian Ministry Capstone Seminar3
RLGN 301Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines3
RLGN 360Practical Teaching of Scripture3
THEO 360Biblical Theology3
Applied Ministry Elective 13
Applied Ministry Elective 13
Christian Counseling Elective 23
Area of Study I - Divinity 39
Area of Study II - Non-Divinity 39
Area of Study III - Optional 40-9
Total Hours48-57

Choose from the following courses not already applying to the degree: ACCT 209 Survey of Accounting and Finance (3 c.h.), BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing (3 c.h.), BUSI 342 Human Resource Management (3 c.h.), or BUSI 409 Nonprofit Management & Governance (3 c.h.)


Choose from the following courses: CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (3 c.h.), CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (3 c.h.), CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (3 c.h.), or CCOU 305 Issues in Human Sexuality (3 c.h.)


Areas of Study can be found here


Students may choose an optional third Area of Study3, or may choose Free Electives instead

Free Electives
Choose 15-33 credit hours of Free Electives15-33
Total Hours15-33

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 and concentration 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
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