Aug 19, 2018  

Religion BA (Distance Ed)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Department

Online Delivery: This degree is offered as self-paced online program, although some courses are sometimes available in an interactive online format (see School of Distance Education and International Partnerships  Definitions). This program does not require any time on campus. Students are encouraged to come to campus for graduation.

Total Credits: 124

Program Description

The BA in Religion with a concentration in Biblical and theological studies is designed for students seeking a mastery of basic principles of biblical interpretation, theological reasoning, and practical ministry. In distinction to other BA in Religion emphases, this track does not aim for intentional integration with a student’s primary major and related vocational goals, but instead provides a broad-based immersion into Adventist theology and practice. It is suited as a degree for non-traditional students who for various reasons are not in the position to complete a BA in Theology. The degree does not meet pre-Seminary requirements and students are encouraged to add another major.

Andrews Core Experience

  • The Religion Andrews Core Experience requirement is fulfilled through completion of the religion major.
  • The Andrews Core Experience foreign language requirement for the BA: Religion is to be fulfilled by either Greek or Hebrew or any modern language at the intermediate level.

Program Outcomes

Seek Knowledge

  1. Possess a foundational knowledge in the areas of Bible, history, and theology, from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective.

Affirm Faith

  1. Expression of faith: In the context of present society, history, theology, be able to articulate the Seventh-day Adventist view of life both orally and in writing.
  2. Exhibit growth in Christian life skills.

Change the World

  1. Document an attitude of mission, experience & skills in personal service.


Students planning to enter the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary should select a major in theology. A religion major may be selected but must be supplemented with Seminary prerequisite courses. For entrance requirements, see the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary   section of this bulletin.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Department