Academic Programs

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Washington Adventist University offers academic programs leading to the following degrees. Degrees are conferred only upon those who satisfactorily complete the specific requirements for graduation.

Two-Year (24 months) Programs Leading to Associate Degrees

(Minimum 24 months) 

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

  • Radiologic Technology

Four-Year (48 months) Programs Leading to Baccalaureate Degrees

(Minimum 48 months)

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

  • Biology
  • English
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Theology

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

  • Music Performance
  • Music Therapy

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • General Studies
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health/Fitness Management
  • Health Science
  • Information Systems
  • Medical Imaging
  • Nursing
  • Organizational Management

Programs Leading to Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts (M.A.) (18 months to 24 months)

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Business Administration

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Master of Science (M.S.) (18 months to 24 months)

  • Master of Science in Nursing and Business Leadership

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

  • Master of Education in School Counseling

Majors/Minors in Related Areas

If a student is completing two majors, there must be a minimum of 15 hours of unduplicated courses in each major, i.e., when looking at either major, there must be at least 15 hours of courses which do not show up in the other major. If a student is completing a major and a minor, there must be a minimum of 9 hours in the minor which are not included in the major. If a student is completing two or more minors there must be at least 9 hours of unduplicated courses in each minor.

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Minor Fields of Study

Minor areas of concentration are offered in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • American Religious History
  • American Studies
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • French
  • Forensic Psychology
  • German
  • Health Care Administration
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Political Studies
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Sports Administration/Coaching
  • Urban Ministry
  • Web Design and Development
  • Writing

COHORT-DEPENDENT PROGRAMS

The following are designated cohort-dependent programs. For maximum student learning, a minimum of seven students is required. Please refer to the University’s 2019-2020 bulletin for any curricular requirements of these programs. 

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Associate degrees

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Science in General Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science
  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems

Bachelor degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

Master degrees

  • Master of Arts in Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Religion
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education

SUSPENDED PROGRAMS

The following programs are suspended, in order for the University to examine their future direction.  Due to their suspended status, new students will not be admitted into these programs.  Please refer to the University’s 2019-2020 bulletin for any curricular requirements of these programs. 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Special Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education/ Special Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication (Concentration in Intercultural Communication or Public Relations)
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Visit degrees.wau.edu to see interactive degree plans, salary projections, and career information. In addition, you can search programs by interest area.