Christian Studies (B.S.) - Resident

Christian Studies (B.S.) - Resident

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
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
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 32
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 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

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


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


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
APOL 201Apologetics and Cultural Engagement 13
APOL 250Faith, Reason, and the Search for Meaning 13
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
Total Hours9

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core 1
BIBL 350Introduction to Biblical Interpretation3
BIBL 460New Testament Theology3
BIBL 461Old Testament Theology3
CHHI 325The Church and Its Mission3
or THEO 362 Historical Theology
CHMN 201Introduction to Church Ministries3
CHMN 447Discipleship in Church Ministries3
CLCM 200Spiritual Foundations for the Christian Life 3
RLST 489Religious Studies Capstone3
THEO 350Methods and Issues in Theology3
Elective 23
Total Hours30

This degree requires Students to obtain one divinity minor and strongly encourages students to pursue a second minor in divinity, a minor from another school in the university, or a double-major.


Choose from the following: GLST 200, PLED 201, RLGN 350, YOUT 201, YOUT 220, or WLED 220.

Free Electives
Choose 34-46 credit hours of Free Electives34-46
Total Hours34-46

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
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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