Christian Discipleship Associate of Arts

By completing this fully online program, students gain the biblical knowledge foundation for Bible workers, lay leaders and others committed to actively serving their local church. Learn more and do more for God by attending Andrews online while continuing family and career commitments. Take classes at your own pace, anywhere.


Program Type: Associates degree
Program Length: 62 credits
Course Format: Interactive online
Program Entry: August, January or May
Application Deadline: Admission year-round
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online.








Students who complete this program should be able to:

  • Explain and apply principles of Christian faith to their personal life and ministry.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global mission, beliefs, and heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Address issues of faith within the framework of a Seventh-day Adventist community.
  • Engage in research and effectively communicate findings in contextually appropriate ways.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to nurturing community through regular worship and participation in a local.


  • Official high school transcript with 2.5 or higher GPA, or College-Ready GED certificate with no section score lower than 450
  • Transcripts from all  universities attended. 
  • English  proficiency test scores when first language is not English and less than four years of high school 
  • Students in USA without documentation and those outside the USA are welcome 
Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy
















  • RELB 111 Introduction to the Old Testament 
  • RELB 112 Introduction to the New Testament 
  • RELB 210 Jesus in His Time and Ours 
  • RELB 245 Hermeneutics 
  • RELB 335 Acts and Epistles 
  • RELH 400 SDA History and Prophetic Heritage 
  • RELT 115 Introduction to Christian Discipleship 
  • RELT 225 Doctrines of the Adventist Faith
  • RELT 315 Christian Discipleship
  • RELB 406 Studies in Daniel and Revelation
  • RELG 225, RELP 235, RELP 335 or RELT 250 

CORE EXPERIENCE - 31 credits

  • Religion: RELT 100 or RELB 210 & 1 class
  • Writing & Communication: 2 classes
  • History: 1 class
  • Arts & Humanities: 1 class
  • Social Sciences: 1 class
  • Natural Science: 1 lab class
  • Maths: 1 class
  • Wellness: HLED 135

ELECTIVES - balance to 62 credits