General Studies Bachelor of Arts or Sciences

This online degree completion program serves students with interdisciplinary personal or professional goals. Learn more and do more for God by attending Andrews University online while continuing family and career commitments.  Finish at your own pace, anywhere.


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:

  • Communicate effectively, think critically, observe accurately, analyze quantitatively, and solve problems creatively.
  • Appreciate creative and aesthetic activity through participation in culturally diverse contexts.
  • Master content knowledge in selected discipline(s).
  • Articulate a Christian worldview and understanding of the Adventist faith and Andrews mission applied to chosen profession and convictions.
  • Form and enjoy cross-cultural and enduring relationships.
  • Evaluate personal effectiveness with understanding of roles and responsibilities as a citizen of this world and God’s kingdom.


  • 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  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 
Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy











A general studies degree is a stepping stone to career advancement, a new vocation, or simply personal growth

Customize a focus area bridging into an Andrews University online graduate program.


FOCUS - BA:33, BS:39 credits

  • 30 upper division credits
  • 30 credits earned through Andrews
  • BA Focus: 33 credits, 11 upper division,
    11 through Andrews
    BS Focus : 39 credits, 13 upper division,
    13 through Andrews
  • Cumulative GPA of all transferred or
    Andrews credits is 2.0 or higher
  • Cumulative focus GPA 2.25 or
    higher, with all grades C- or above


Religion: 4 classes
English & Communications: 3 classes
Language (BA only): 2 intermediate-level classes
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 — balance of 124 credits