BA in Religion

The BA in Religion is designed for adults choosing to contribute to Adventist ministry after a career in another field. Graduates may serve as Bible workers, chaplains and teachers, or continue postgraduate programs such as MCM, MPM, MA Rel and Mdiv. 

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 124 semester hours including:

  1. A minimum of 30 hours of 300 or 400-level courses
  2. A minimum of 32-33 hours of major courses, of which at least 12 must be earned through Andrews University.
  3. At least 30 credit hours are earned through Andrews University
  4. The overall GPA for all courses (including transfer credits) must be 2.0 or higher
  5. The GPA for all focus-area courses must be at least 2.25
  6. No course with a grade below C- may count toward the major
  7. Meet all of the general education requirements for a Bachelor's degree
  8. Electives to fill the balance of 124 semester credits
Major Requirements
Transfer credits accepted from accredited Adventist institutions.


RELB 111   Introduction to the Old Testament 3
RELB 112   Introduction to the New Testament 3
RELB 245   Hermeneutics 3
RELT 225   Doctrines of the Adventist Faith 3
RELH 400   SDA History and Prophetic Heritage 3
RELT 425   Seminar in Contemporary Theology 3
RELB 304   Studies in Daniel   or   RELB 305   Studies in Revelation 3
RELB 335   Acts and Epistles I 3
RELB 274   Prophets of Israel 3
RELP 290   Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3
RELP 320   Personal Evangelism 3

See 2014-2015 Bulletin - Degree Requirements for more options

General Education Requirements
Transfer credits accepted from accredited institutions.  


Religion: RELT 100 and RELT 210, RELT 250 and RELT 340 12
Communication: COMM 104 for freshmen or other for transfer students 3
English: ENGL 115 and ENGL 215 (or equivalents) 6
Intermediate Language: Suggest Greek BIBL 204, BIBL 205, BIBL 304 4
History: HIST 117 and HIST 118 (or equivalents) 6
Fine Arts & Humanities: Suggest ENGL 205, MUHL 214 6
Life & Physical Sciences: FDNT 230 and PHYS 110 8
Mathematics: MATH 165 or equivalent math 3
Service: BHSC 300 Philosophy of Service 2
Social Sciences: Suggest PSYC 101, SOCI 199, or BHSC 220 6
Fitness Education: HLED 120 and FTES 238 or other physical activities (1 credit each) 4

*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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