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 you will need to complete BHSC 300 online (in place of BHSC 100). Discuss this requirement with your advisor early in your journey to benefit most by applying what you lea)rn 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 BHSC 100 (BHSC 300 accepted as alternate for online students). To prepare, download the Service Learning Record and review the BHSC 300V Syllabus. Reflect your understanding of the Christian foundations for service learning in as essay that describes the service documented. Adult distance students may email their Service Record and reflective essay to firstname.lastname@example.org with a request for portfolio assessment.