Religious Studies (B.S.) - Global Studies - Resident

Religious Studies (B.S.) - Global Studies - 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
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
BIBL 350Introduction to Biblical Interpretation3
BIBL 425Romans3
BIBL 480Hermeneutics3
CHHI 301History of the Christian Church I3
CHHI 302History of the Christian Church II3
PHIL 240Christian Evidences3
RLGN 350World Religions3
RLST 489Religious Studies Capstone3
THEO 350Methods and Issues in Theology3
Elective 13
Elective 23
Elective 33
Total Hours36

Choose one course from the following: CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries (3 c.h.), CLCM 210 Introduction to Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (3 c.h.), PLED 201 Foundation to Pastoral Leadership (3 c.h.), WLED 220 Survey of Women's Ministries (3 c.h.), or YOUT 201 Survey of Youth Ministries (3 c.h.)


Choose a 300-400 level course not already required in the major from BIBL, GREK, or HBRW


Choose a 300-400 level course not already required in the major from APOL, BIBL, CHHI, GLST, or THEO

GLST 200Introduction to Global Studies3
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology3
GLST 385Career Preparation for Global Workers3
GLST 490Trends and Issues in Global Studies3
GLST 499Global Studies Internship3
Total Hours15
Free Electives
Choose 16-25 credit hours of Free Electives16-25
Total Hours16-25

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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