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: 120 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:

  • Build knowledge of Bible, history, and theology from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective. 
  • Express faith in the context of present society, history, theology, and be able to articulae the Adventist view of life both orally and in writing.
  • Exhibit growth in Christian life skills.
  • Document an attitude of mission, experience, and skills in personal service.


  • 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 the first language is not English and less than four years of high school 
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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&326  Theology I & II
RELT 340 Religion and Ethics in Modern Society
Choose 1: RELB 216, RELB 274, or RELB 335
RELB 406 Studies in Daniel and Revelation
RELP 240 Personal Witnessing
RELT 100 God & Human Life (challenge exam)
RELP 250 or RELT 315
6 credits: any RELB, RELG, RELH, RELP, RELT courses

CORE EXPERIENCE — 43 credits

Religion: 4 classes (completed in major)
English & Communications: 3 classes
History: 1 class 
Humanities: 2 classes
Natural Science: 1 lab class
Mathematics: 1 class
Social Sciences: 1 class 
Wellness: HLED 135

ELECTIVES — balance of 124 credits

Intermediate Language: 4+ credits for BA major