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Bachelor of Science in Biblical and Educational Studies

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Biblical and Educational Studies degree offered by Liberty University is available to students in a completely online format. Aiming to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to develop into biblically trained teachers who can impact the Christian education system, the curriculum provides students with an understanding of church history and theological issues. Students who enroll in this program can opt for a fifth year that will help them earn licensure through the MAT or through an online master’s degree program offered by Liberty University.

This program requires students to take 120 credit hours of courses in order to graduate. The general education requirements are split up into two core courses. The foundational studies core includes courses in English, Math, Evangelism, and Computer Science. The investigative studies core has requirements in Natural Science, History, Social Science, Humanities, Philosophy, Bible, and Theology. Students majoring in the Biblical and Educational Studies program must take the following courses: Principles of Education, Learning Theory and Portfolio Development, Inductive Bible Study, History of the Christian Church I and II, Methods of Teaching Bible and Religion, and more.

Students enrolled in this program must take 30 hours of upper-level courses and at least 50 percent of those hours must be taken from Liberty University. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and maintain a C average or better in the upper-level courses.

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.


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