Theology (B.S.) - Online

Theology (B.S.) - Online

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
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
RLGN 210Introduction to Cultural Engagement 13
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
APOL 220Introduction to Apologetics3
BIBL 360Methodical Study of Scripture3
CHHI 300Survey of the History of Christianity3
RLGN 301Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines3
RLGN 360Practical Teaching of Scripture3
RLGN 490Research and Scholarly Capstone3
THEO 310Theology of Humanity3
THEO 313The Person and Work of Christ3
THEO 330Theology of the Family3
THEO 360Biblical Theology3
THEO 400Bibliology3
THEO 402Doctrine of God3
THEO 405Ecclesiology3
Theology & Apologetics Elective 13
Theology & Apologetics Elective 13
Total Hours45

Choose a 300-400 level THEO or APOL course not already required in the degree.

Free Electives
Choose 27-36 credit hours of Free Electives27-36
Total Hours27-36

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
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
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
PHIL 201 - Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
APOL 220 Introduction to Apologetics 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
THEO 310 Theology of Humanity 3
CHHI 300 Survey of the History of Christianity 3
Natural Science Elective 1 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
Cultural Studies Elective (RLGN 210) 1 3
RLGN 301 Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines 3
THEO 313 The Person and Work of Christ 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
BIBL 360 Methodical Study of Scripture 3
THEO 330 Theology of the Family 3
THEO 360 Biblical Theology 3
APOL or THEO Elective 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
RLGN 360 Practical Teaching of Scripture 3
THEO 400 Bibliology 3
THEO 402 Doctrine of God 3
APOL or THEO Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
RLGN 490 Research and Scholarly Capstone 3
THEO 405 Ecclesiology 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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