Religious Studies: Bible & Theology (B.A.) - Resident

Religious Studies: Bible & Theology (B.A.) - 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
Composition 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
Critical Thinking Elective3
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
Liberal Arts Focus 1
GREK 201Greek Grammar I3
GREK 202Greek Grammar II3
GREK 302Greek Syntax and Reading3
GREK 401Greek Exegesis3
Integrative Elective3
Total Hours62-65

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
APOL 311Foundational Issues in Apologetics3
BIBL 350Introduction to Biblical Interpretation3
BIBL 460New Testament Theology3
BIBL 461Old Testament Theology3
CHHI 325The Church and Its Mission3
or THEO 362 Historical Theology
CLCM 200Spiritual Foundations for the Christian Life 3
RLGN 350World Religions3
RLST 489Religious Studies Capstone3
THEO 311God, Revelation, and Reason3
or THEO 412 The Spirit, the Church, and Its Hope
THEO 350Methods and Issues in Theology3
Apologetics or Theology Elective 13
Bible or Biblical Language Elective 23
Bible or Biblical Language Elective 23
Bible or Biblical Language Elective 33
Total Hours42

Choose one of the following courses not already applying to the degree: APOL 325, APOL 480, APOL 497, THEO 311, THEO 324, THEO 340, THEO 345, THEO 362, THEO 412, THEO 430, or THEO 497.


Choose one of the following courses not already applying to the degree: BIBL 311, BIBL 314, BIBL 316, BIBL 317, BIBL 323, BIBL 324, BIBL 330, BIBL 364, BIBL 370, BIBL 410, BIBL 425BIBL 450BIBL 462, BIBL 463, BIBL 497, GREK 455, GREK 497, HBRW 201, HBRW 202, HBRW 301, or HBRW 495.


Choose one of the following courses not already applying to the degree: BIBL 462, BIBL 463, GREK 455, GREK 495, GREK 497, HBRW 201, HBRW 202, HBRW 301, or HBRW 495.

Free Electives 1
Choose 4-16 credit hours of Free Electives4-16
Total Hours4-16

This degree requires students to obtain one Divinity Minor and strongly encourages students to pursue a second Minor in Divinity or a minor from another school in the University.

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