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
Online Format: Self-paced, some interactive
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 GED certificate with minimum 450 on 5 sections and no score lower than 410
  • ACT or SAT scores if high school completed in the United States within the last 3 years
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended with 2.5 or higher GPA
  • English language proficiency test scores when first language is not English and less than four years of high school where English was the language of instruction
  • Students in United States without documentation 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 - SDA History and Prophetic Heritage
RELT 325 - Theology I
RELT 326 - Theology II
RELT 340 - Religion and Ethics in Modern Society
Choose 1: RELB 304, RELB 305, RELB 406
Choose 1: RELB 216, RELB 274, RELB 335
Choose 1: RELT 250 or RELT 315
Choose 5-6 credits from the following courses: RELP 240 and any RELP/RELG courses


Religion: completed in major
English & Communications: 3 classes
Intermediate Language: 4+ credits, 9 credits Greek or Hebrew suggested
History: 2 classes
Fine Arts or Humanities: 2 classes
Life and Physical Science: 1 class with lab in each
Mathematics: 1 class
Service learning: 40+ hours volunteering
Social Sciences: 2 classes
Fitness Education: 4 credits

ELECTIVES — 31 credits

Transfer credits, prior learning assessed, or class to complete the 124 credit total. Consider a 2nd major or minor.