Reach the World for Christ with Our B.S. in Religion – Global Studies Degree
Are you passionate about ministry and using God’s Word to impact the nations? Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion with a specialization in global studies can equip you to pursue a variety of international ministry opportunities. This degree will allow you to study not only important biblical topics but also relevant ministry practices, giving you the foundational knowledge you need to become a missionary, international scholar, or non-governmental organization (NGO) or nonprofit worker. A wide range of international ministry careers will be available to you.
Our global studies concentration can prepare you to step out of your comfort zone and help spread the gospel to people groups around the world. Our hope is that your life will be fulfilled by ministering to people who are in need of relief, basic necessities, and above all, the saving Word of God. Your bachelor’s degree can help you develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to complete this vital international work.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online B.S. in Religion – Global Studies Degree?
At Liberty University, our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. One of the most important callings in the Christian life is to fulfill the Great Commission, and by pursuing this degree, you will be exposed to training that can prepare you to bring the Word of God to those in need. You will not have to sacrifice quality for flexibility because our global studies degree can be completed 100% online. You’ll have the freedom to continue pursuing ministry or other career responsibilities at home or abroad while completing your degree.
Additionally, you can be assured that you are receiving a high-caliber education as you will be studying under professors who have both education and experience in international studies. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so a degree from Liberty holds the credibility you need to pursue job opportunities in ministry-related fields.
What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Religion – Global Studies Degree?
Satisfy your hunger for a deeper understanding of God’s Word and how it can be delivered to all corners of the earth by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Religion at Liberty University. This degree will provide advanced training in God’s Word to strengthen your knowledge as well as develop your written and oral communication skills.
Your desire to contribute to meaningful international work will be met with our global studies specialization. Throughout this degree program, you will study the political, economic, ecological, and cultural relations and processes that bear upon the world. Through our course in cultural anthropology, you will gain a broader understanding of human societies, cultures, and their development. Our global studies specialization also provides coursework focused on understanding intercultural communication and cultural intelligence.
- GLST 290 – Cultural Anthropology
- GLST 385 – Career Preparation for Global Workers
- ETHM 411 – Music and Culture*
- RLGN 340 – Global Religious Movements
*Course guide coming soon
Bachelor’s in Religion – Global Studies Program Highlights
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online bachelor’s degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral 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 have the potential to earn additional credit through relevant life experience.
B.S. in Religion – Global Studies Degree Information
- This program falls under the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.
- View the Degree Completion Plan.
- View the Undergraduate Divinity Course Guides (login required).
Bachelor’s in Religion Degree 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:
Potential Career Options with a Global Studies Degree in Religion
- Disaster relief coordinator
- Global worker
- International relations specialist
Admission Requirements for Our Online B.S. in Religion – Global Studies
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 and official high school transcripts within first 12 credit hours
- 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.