Chaplaincy (B.S.) - Online

Chaplaincy (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 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
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology 13
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
APOL 220Introduction to Apologetics3
BCOU 210Introduction to Biblical Counseling3
BIBL 300Pentateuch3
BIBL 310Old Testament Historical Books3
or BIBL 314 Old Testament Poetical Books
BIBL 315Major Prophets3
or BIBL 317 Minor Prophets
BIBL 325Gospels3
BIBL 360Methodical Study of Scripture3
BIBL 364Acts3
BIBL 365Pauline Epistles3
BIBL 366General Epistles3
CHHI 300Survey of the History of Christianity3
CHPL 200Introduction to Chaplaincy3
CHPL 220Foundations of Chaplain Leadership 3
CHPL 315Chaplain Ethics 3
Chaplaincy Ministry Elective 13
CHPL 499Chaplain Internship 3
CRIS 302Foundational Principles of Crisis Response3
RLGN 301Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines3
RLGN 340Global Religious Movements3
RLGN 360Practical Teaching of Scripture3
THEO 360Biblical Theology3
Total Hours63

Choose from one of the following: CHPL 480, CHPL 481, CHPL 482, or CHPL 483.

Free Electives
Choose 9-18 credit hours of Free Electives9-18
Total Hours9-18

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
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Communications Elective (GLST 220) 1 3
Second Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
PHIL 201
Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 1
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Math Elective 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective (PSYC 210) 1 3
APOL 220 Introduction to Apologetics 3
CHPL 200 Introduction to Chaplaincy 3
RLGN 301 Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines 3
Second Semester
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
Natural Science Elective 1 3
BCOU 210 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
BIBL 360 Methodical Study of Scripture 3
CHHI 300 Survey of the History of Christianity 3
CHPL 220 Foundations of Chaplain Leadership 3
Third Year
First Semester
BIBL 300 Pentateuch 3
BIBL 310
Old Testament Historical Books
or Old Testament Poetical Books
BIBL 325 Gospels 3
CHPL 315 Chaplain Ethics 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
BIBL 315
Major Prophets
or Minor Prophets
BIBL 364 Acts 3
BIBL 365 Pauline Epistles 3
Chaplaincy Elective 2 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
BIBL 366 General Epistles 3
CRIS 302 Foundational Principles of Crisis Response 3
RLGN 340 Global Religious Movements 3
THEO 360 Biblical Theology 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
CHPL 499 Chaplain Internship 3
RLGN 360 Practical Teaching of Scripture 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

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


Choose from one of the following: CHPL 480, CHPL 481, CHPL 482, or CHPL 483

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