Prior Service Learning
The third component of the Andrews University’s mission focuses on Service Learning. This reflects the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education, committed to preparing students for a life of unselfish service in response to a deepening relationship with Christ. Beyond understanding key concepts and constructs of knowledge within your chosen field of study/discipline, integrative understanding and critical thinking comes through application of learning in real-world situations. Service learning also cultivates civic responsibility and community action, promotes cooperation and teamwork, and builds character.
Anytime before filing your graduation application in the second last semester of study, you will document 40+ hours of voluntary community service. If additional upper division Andrews University credits are needed, you may fulfill this requirement by completing BHSC 300. Discuss this requirement with your advisor early in your journey to benefit most by applying what you learn to help others.
Transfer students who have voluntarily served their community and church in the past 2 years may petition the general education requirement to complete a service learning course (BHSC 100 or 300). Download the Service Learning Record and review the BHSC 300V Syllabus. Reflect your understanding of the Christian foundations for service learning in your essay. Adult distance students may email the completed Service Record along with their reflective essay to firstname.lastname@example.org to petition and waive this requirement.