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Bachelor of Arts in Religion


(Reg. No.: 261684)

Department of Religion

Andrews University Affiliation Programs (Hong Kong) 安 德 烈 大 學 聯 校 課 程 ( 香 港 )


The Bachelor of Arts in Religion program aims to help students to gain a deeper understanding of religion, especially relating to the Asian context and to prepare them to take on responsibility as ministers and administrators within church organizations.  By providing a broad base of knowledge in religion and liberal arts general education as a foundation, this program also aims at paving the way for graduate study in religion or related fields.

A student majoring in religion must complete a minimum total of 39 semester credits in the major, 15 semester credits of required cognates, 12 semester credits of general education foreign language,64 semester credits in the general education program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in the Bulletin.

To develop dedicated, spiritual, responsible, honest and competent pastors and leaders for churches and societies in Hong Kong, China, Asia, and the global Chinese communities.  To provide courses, programs, seminars, workshops and services to the various Departments of the College, and to churches through face-to-face or on-line services, to the local Conference and Union, and to the Chinese communities around the world.

Programs Offered (Andrews University Affiliation Program)
• Bachelor of Arts in Religion
• Minor in Religion


Bachelor of Arts in Religion
Total: Minimum 128 semester credits

Minimum grades of “C-” must be earned in all RELB, RELH, RELP, and RELT courses to apply to major requirements.

Other Requirements
All religion majors must complete the Master Guide, Literature Evangelism, and Field Evangelism requirements, and register for RELP200 Pastoral Practicum every semester as part of the graduation requirement.

1. Master Guide: A youth ministry leadership practical training.
2. Literature Evangelism: Field experience in reaching people through the art of selling religious literature and using printed materials as a means of witnessing.
3. Field Evangelism: Gain practical experience through instruction and participation, including personal evangelism and public evangelism.
4. Pastoral Practicum: Students are assigned to a specific church to participate in church activities over the weekends.  Students and the supervising instructor meet once a week to review set objectives, discuss how they have or have not been met, and plan for the following week.  Each student needs to present a weekly report, and the church pastor submits an evaluation of the student at the end of the semester.
5. Foreign Language Requirement: The General Education foreign language requirement for the BA in Religion is to fulfill Greek at the intermediate level.
6. Ministerial Candidacy: This is to evaluate and assess students' suitability for pursuing pastoral ministry. All religion majors are expected to pass ministerial candidacy by the end of the sophomore year.

Minor in Religion
Total minimum: 20 semester credits

15 credits in Biblical Studies (RELB) or Theology (RELT); which must include 6 upper Department credits; the remaining 5 credits may be taken from any Religion Department subject offerings in consultation with the Department Chair.

Course Code
Course Name
Credit Hours
RELB 110
Biblical Backgrounds
RELB 115
RELB 214
Law and Writings of the Old Testament
RELB 335
Acts and Epistles
RELB 406
Studies in Daniel and Revelation
RELP 100-400
Pastoral Practicum
RELP 330
Homiletics Introduction to Preaching
RELP 336
Homiletics Expository Preaching
RELP 337
Homiletics Contextualized Preaching
RELP 441
Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
RELP 442
Introduction to Church Leadership
RELT 225
Doctrines of the Adventist Faith
RELH 316
History of Christian Church I
RELH 400
SDA History and Prophetic Heritage
BIBL 211
Elementary Greek I
BIBL 212
Elementary Greek II
BIBL 311
Intermediate Greek I
BIBL 312
Intermediate Greek II

Affiliation with Andrews University

Andrews University Affiliation Program: (Registration Number: 261684)

(It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.)



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