BS in Religion Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Oct 25, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Bring Hope and Healing with an Online Bachelor’s in Religion – Christian Counseling Degree

Liberty University’s online bachelor’s degree in religion – Christian counseling program is an excellent option for students with a passion for helping others overcome the challenges of life. Our bachelor’s degree in religion with a specialization in Christian counseling will prepare you for a rewarding career in non-licensed marriage, family, or school counseling, by enriching your knowledge and understanding of counseling techniques from a Christian worldview. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s in Religion – Christian Counseling Degree Online?

Liberty University is proud to offer the Bachelor of Science in Religion – Christian Counseling degree 100% online so that you can pursue this program without disrupting your career or family life. Each course at Liberty is taught from a Christian worldview, which is especially crucial for those planning to go into the Christian counseling field. 

Liberty is one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. Additionally, Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Partner with us to pursue a career in Christian counseling with confidence. 

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s in Religion – Christian Counseling Degree Program?

As you pursue your online Christian counseling degree at Liberty, you will learn from professors who possess the same passion for Christ as you and have real-world experiences in the field. You’ll be learning from licensed clinical psychologists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, clinical counselors, and crisis intervention team members. Learning from their vast years of experience, combined with your study of innovative research, you can grow exponentially in your practice and leadership.

Our Christian counseling degree online classes will introduce you to the more prominent issues people are facing and the biblical basis for using counseling as a ministry. Through courses like Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family and Christian Counseling for Children, we will provide you with a strong understanding of the principles and practices of care.

Graduates of our Christian counseling program are prepared for a wide range of non-clinical positions in the counseling field, as well as advanced studies at the graduate level with one of Liberty’s online divinity master’s degree programs.

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Bachelor’s in Religion – Christian Counseling Degree Program Highlights

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online religion degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our Christian counseling degree programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • You will have access to a wide variety of resources and materials found through Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell Library search portal while you pursue your online degree.
  • You may be able to earn additional college credit through relevant life experience.

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • Potential college credit for military training
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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Potential Career Fields with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion – Christian Counseling

  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Church administration
  • Community relations
  • Lay ministry
  • Non-licensed Christian counseling

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.