AA in Personal Ministries

The AA in Personal Ministries is designed to provide a foundational biblical knowledge for lay leaders and Bible workers committed to serving their local church.  An AAPM is also the first half of the Andrews BA in Religion. 

Learn more and do more for God by attending Andrews University online while continuing your commitments to your family and career.  Finish one or two courses at a time, at your own pace, any time of the day, anywhere - online.

Degree Requirements

This program requires at least 63 semester credit hours including:

  1. A minimum of 33 hours of major courses, of which at least 9 must be earned through Andrews University.
  2. At least 15 credit hours are earned through Andrews University
  3. The overall GPA for all courses (including transfer credits) must be 2.0 or higher
  4. The GPA for all focus-area courses must be at least 2.25
  5. No course with a grade below C- may count toward the major
  6. Meet all of the general education requirements for an Associate's degree
  7. Electives: Psychology and business courses or Seminary prerequisites recommended to complement major and general education requirements for a total of 66 credits.
Major Requirements
Transfer credits accepted from accredited Adventist institutions.


RELB 210   Jesus in His Time and Ours 3
RELB 304   Studies in Daniel 3
RELB 305   Studies in Revelation 3
RELB 335   Acts and Epistles I 3
RELB 274   Prophets of Israel 3
RELT 225   Doctrines of the Adventist Faith 3
RELT 308   Gift of Prophesy 3
RELT 340   Religion and Ethics in Modern Society 3
HIST 404    Adventist Heritage 3
RELP 290   Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3
RELP 320   Personal Evangelism 3

See 2014-2015 Bulletin - Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
Transfer credits accepted from accredited institutions.  


Religion: RELT 100 and RELT 250 or equivalent 6
Communication: COMM 104 for freshmen or other for transfer students 3
English: ENGL 115 and ENGL 215 or equivalent 6
History: HIST 117 or other arts or humanities 3
Fine Arts & Humanities: ENGL 375/6, MUHL 214 or other music, art, philosphy 6
Life & Physical Sciences: FDNT 230 or other life/physical science with lab 4
Mathematics: MATH 165 or equivalent  3
Service: BHSC 300 if credit needed, may waive with service record & essay 1
Social Sciences: PSYC 101 or other social science 3
Fitness Education: HLED 120 and FTES 238 or other physical activity 2

*Up to 30% of total credits can be earned through prior college-level learning

See 2014-2015 Bulletin - GE Requirements

Getting Started

  1. Apply online
  2. Activate Andrews account to check admission status and communicate with advisors
  3. Make financial plans, consulting your financial advisor, family, and employer
  4. Consult academic advisor to select classes & register
  5. Buy texts and study online
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