Religion Bachelor of Arts

This fully online program provides mature students engaging in Adventist ministry, or preparing for a variety of graduate programs, with a flexible degree completion option. Learn more and do more for God by attending Andrews online while continuing family and career commitments. Study at your own pace, anywhere in the world.


Program Type: Bachelors degree
Program Length: 124 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 church organization.


  • 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












Graduates may choose careers as pastors, Bible workers, chaplains and teachers, or continue postgraduate studies in theology, ministry or religious education. A dual major or minor opens up many other careers and graduate programs, including medical, legal, business, and communication fields. Ask about dual degree possibilities, including an Andrews University online graduate program.


MAJOR - 41 Credits

Adventist transfer credits accepted. 15+ AU credits.
RELB 111 - Introduction to the Old Testament
RELB 112 - Introduction to the New Testament
RELB 210 - Jesus in His Time and Ours
RELH 400 - Adventist History & Prophetic Heritage
RELT 325 - Theology I
RELT 326 - Theology II
RELT 340 - Religion and Ethics in Modern Society
Choose 1: RELB 216, RELB 274, RELB 335
Choose 1: RELB 406
RELP 240 Personal Witnessing
RELT 100 God & Human Life (challenge exam)
Choose 1: RELP 250 or RELT 315
6 credits: any RELB, RELG, RELH, RELP, RELT courses

CORE EXPERIENCE — 43 credits

Religion: completed in major
English & Communications: 3 classes
Intermediate Language: 4+ credits
History: 1 class 
Humanities: 2 classes
Natural Science: 1 lab class
Mathematics: 1 class
Social Sciences: 1 class 
Wellness: 1 class

ELECTIVES — balance of 124 credits