May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin 
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religion BA (Distance Ed)

The BA in Religion is designed for students seeking a mastery of basic principles of biblical interpretation, theological reasoning, and practical ministry. This degree 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. As this degree fulfills part but not all of the seminary prerequisites, it is a good fit for non-traditional students as they can finish their remaining prerequisites in the seminary.

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.

Online Delivery: This degree is offered as an interactive online format (see School of Distance Education  definitions). This program does not require any time on campus. 

Total Credits - 124

Electives - 6

Take 6 credits from any RELB, RELG, RELH, RELP, or RELT courses. Please check seminary prerequisites and notes under Religion BA (on-campus) degree if you are planning to enter the seminary.

Additional Requirements

God and Human Life Challenge Exam

Students must take the God and Human Life test. If they fail this test, they are required to take RELT 100 God and Human Life.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will:

  • Possess a foundational knowledge in the areas of Bible, history, and theology, from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective. (Seek Knowledge)
  • Express faith in the context of present society, history, theology, and be able to articulate the Seventh-day Adventist view of life both orally and in writing. (Affirm Faith)
  • Exhibit growth in Christian life skills. (Affirm Faith)
  • Document an attitude of mission, experience & skills in personal service. (Change the World)