Give to the School of Arts and Social Sciences

The School of Arts and Social Sciences supports the mission of Washington Adventist University by seeking to provide a Christ-centered learning experience that fosters the growth and development of moral leaders prepared for service in business, communications, education, music, ministry, mental health and public service.


The Department of Business provides quality business educational programs that foster the development of students to become technically competent in the fields of business while nurturing spiritual, ethical and moral values within the framework of our faith.

Communications & Journalism

The Department of Communication and Journalism believes in and seeks to develop communicators that are ethical in their practices, demonstrate competency within their professions and understand the value their professions play within the diverse communities they serve.


The Department of Education seeks to prepare caring educators who are committed to Christian service through the art of reflective teaching.

English & Modern Languages

The Department of English and Modern Languages seeks to: enable students to apply academic skills in the negotiation and understanding of social, cultural, business and personal events; increase student curiosity and enthusiasm about ideas, writing and reading; and enable students to understand the power of language to change systems and to use this power in a practical way in their lives.

History and Political Studies

The Department of History and Political Studies seeks to foster excellent educational experiences in support of the university’s General Education goals and through disciplined, energetic pursuit of historical understanding, the department seeks to nurture majors who are dedicated to excellence, “embrace the adventure of truth,” find “pleasure and joy” in learning and who link with their scholarship involvement for the common good.


It is the purpose of the Department of Music to provide professional training, reinforced by a sound general education, in an environment where music is presented as a medium for spiritual, intellectual, emotional and cultural development.


The department’s mission is to assist the student in mental, emotional and spiritual development through the application of Christian principles of psychology. Each course taught by the department is built on the basic philosophy that the “true principles of psychology are found in the Holy Scriptures (1MCP 10.1).


Through example and through rigorous preparation that is biblically based, theologically informed, historically and culturally mindful, morally astute and practically adept, we seek to form women and men who know and supremely delight in God and competently declare God’s glory in Seventh-day Adventist congregations and the world.

Social Work

The mission of the social work program is to prepare individuals for excellence during a lifetime of professional service and Christian compassion in action. Throughout the curriculum, the program integrates concepts of professional ethics and values, critical thinking and sensitivity to diversity, oppression, social and economic justice and populations at risk. Field education is an integral component of the program.