Religion (B.S.) - Global Studies - Online

Religion (B.S.) - Global Studies - 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
Total Hours3

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
APOL 220Introduction to Apologetics3
BIBL 360Methodical Study of Scripture3
BIBL 364Acts3
BIBL 425Romans3
CHHI 300Survey of the History of Christianity3
CHMN 201Introduction to Church Ministries3
CRST 290History of Life3
GLST 200Introduction to Global Studies3
RLGN 301Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines3
RLGN 360Practical Teaching of Scripture3
RLGN 489Ministry Praxis Capstone3
or RLGN 490 Research and Scholarly Capstone
THEO 360Biblical Theology3
Total Hours36
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology3
GLST 385Career Preparation for Global Workers3
RLGN 340Global Religious Movements3
ETHM 411Music and Culture3
or GEOG 200 Introduction to Geography
Free Electives
Choose 27-33 credit hours of Free Electives27-33
Total Hours27-33

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 cognate 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 1 3
Social Science Elective (GLST 220) 1 3
Second Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
PHIL 201 or Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Natural Science Elective 1 3
APOL 220 Introduction to Apologetics 3
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
CHHI 300 Survey of the History of Christianity 3
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
GLST 290 Cultural Anthropology 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
RLGN 301 Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines 3
CRST 290 History of Life 3
BIBL 360 Methodical Study of Scripture 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
BIBL 364 Acts 3
GLST 385 Career Preparation for Global Workers 3
RLGN 340 Global Religious Movements 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
BIBL 425 Romans 3
ETHM 411
Music and Culture
or Introduction to Geography
RLGN 360 Practical Teaching of Scripture 3
THEO 360 Biblical Theology 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
RLGN 489
Ministry Praxis Capstone
or Research and Scholarly Capstone
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

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

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