Missions and Global Awareness Certificate

The Mission and Global Awareness Certificate prepares students for serving God and humanity in a cross-cultural context. The programs provides theological foundations combined with sociological, anthropological and missiological understandings which equip the student for international service. Most courses may be completed online or on campus. Credits may also be applied to associate or bachelor’s degree studies.


  • Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate
  • Program Length: 17-18 Credits
  • Class Format: Interactive online
  • Program Entry: August, January or May
  • Application Deadline: Admission accepted year-round


  • Complete the online application form. Students without documentation and living in the United States are welcome to apply.
  • Official transcripts from high school, college or GED certificate with an average GPA of 2.5 in high school. ACT / SAT scores are required if the high school was completed in the United States
  • Official certificates from all universities attended.
  • English 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.


  • ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology
  • RELG 350 - World Religions 
  • RELP 240 - Personal Witnessing 
  • RELT 250 - Personal Spirituality and Faith
  • RELG 225 - Foundations of Missions 

Choose remaining credits for these courses:

  • EDTE 175 - Phil of Adventist Education
  • Intermediate language course
  • More options on campus: BSAD 365, BSAD 450, EDTE 165, ENGL465, FDN 469, RELP 350

A cross-cultural mission trip or volunteer service is required. 


Students who complete this program should be able to:

  • Describe key factors which characterize the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a global movement.
  • Identify significant challenges in cross-cultural mission from an SDA perspective.
  • Discern how culture and mission interact in service for God and humanity.



  1. Internationally recognized Adventist faculty 
  2. Complete program without leaving work or home
  3. Network with peers from diverse cultures
  4. Dedicated online educators will help you finish at your chosen pace


  1. Apply Online
  2. Once you receive an email with your admission approval, activate your Andrews username and set up your Andrews University email address.
  3. Complete the orientation course that will prepare you to study online
  4. Get the textbooks you need for the courses you are taking.
  5. Contact your academic advisor who will help you schedule your study time.