Our Mission

Andrews University, a distinctive Seventh-day Adventist institution, transforms its students by educating them to Seek Knowledge and Affirm Faith in order to Change the World.

Institutional Outcomes

UNDERGRADUATE

At Andrews University undergraduate students will:

Seek Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate competence in intellectual, affective, and practical skills to prepare for careers in the twenty-first century, lifelong learning and service.

Skills for undergraduate students are: information literacy, quantitative literacy, engaging diverse perspectives, ethical reasoning, analytical inquiry in the form of problem solving and creative thinking, communication, wellness and transferable life skills.

  1. Pursue enduring questions through study in core fields and explore the connections between those fields.

Core fields for undergraduate programs are the Humanities, the Arts, the Natural Sciences, History, the Social Sciences, and Mathematics.

Affirm Faith

  1. Articulate a biblical worldview to interpret life, learning, and civic responsibility from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective.
  2. Examine and practice moral, intellectual, and theological virtues that reflect God’s loving character.

Change the World

  1. Apply concepts, knowledge, and skills of core fields and their chosen program to solve meaningful problems.
  2. Address the needs of diverse communities in a manner consistent with Christian thought and practice.

GRADUATE

At Andrews University graduate students will:

Seek Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate competence at an advanced level in a range of transferable skills such as information literacy, critical thinking, quantitative literacy, research methods, team work, engaging diverse perspectives, ethical reasoning, and effective communication.
  2. Achieve a comprehensive and critically-aware knowledge of a major discipline with appropriate specializations and appreciation of how the discipline relates to other fields of study; and, at the doctoral level, contribute to the applied and/or theoretical knowledge in that field.

Affirm Faith

  1. Critique or enrich from a Seventh-day Adventist faith perspective key ideas, techniques or methods at the forefront of the field of study.
  2. Examine and practice moral, intellectual, and theological virtues that reflect God’s loving character.

Change the World

  1. Operate autonomously in complex and unpredictable contexts to address needs of diverse communities using advanced skills and knowledge from one’s discipline in a manner consistent with Christian thought and practice.