Grounded in the university’s mission, Allen University is committed to providing academic excellence in a manner that balances theory with practical application. Allen University’s continues its tradition of offering cutting edge educational programs for working professionals.

Start a New Career Path

A.U.’s Adult Education allows the student to advance or start a new career, update his or her skills, earn a college degree, or simply enrich his or her life. Allen University’s adult education program of study offers the flexibility you need to balance the challenges of your busy life. The program utilizes the student’s experience in the professional workforce as a means for attaining his or her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion or Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Allen University is your pipeline to success.

  • Complete your four year degree in 3 years!
  • Allen University’s Adult Education program is weekend and evening based.
  • Every six weeks a new set of courses are offered.
  • Join a cohort of adult students and move through your program together
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Personalized Attention
  • Diverse Student Body
  • Qualified Faculty


Majors and Concentrations

Degree in Business Administration


  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Management

Degree in Religion


  • Religion
  • Pastoral Ministry

Honors Program Benefits

Membership in the Honors Program entitles Honors Scholars to:

  • Designated Honors Center
  • Small, specially designed and enriching courses
  • Honors Program experience planning appointment (prior to program entry)
  • Advisement for curricular planning, co-curricular activities and career goals
  • Creative inquiry beginning freshman year ending with capstone senior thesis project

As an Honors Scholar, you will receive special recognition at Graduation, University Awards Day, and enjoy priority registration.

What types of students should apply?

Allen University Honors students have excelled in high school and seek out academic challenges. We welcome entering students who have had AP classes, a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and ACT scores of 21 or higher to apply.

Current freshman and sophomores with an established college GPA of 3.25, completed COMPASS Test, and faculty recommendation are also encouraged to apply.

How does one apply?

The application process includes an essay, two letters of recommendation, a high school transcript, ACT scores of 21 or higher, and a declared major.

Honors Education

Allen University Honors Students receive special instruction in honors designated courses and seminars. Honors students will also complete a capstone research project within the honors scholars’ discipline. The special education received is designed to continue to stimulate and challenge motivated students.

Education also goes beyond the classroom with opportunities for conference attendance, community outreach, and experiential learning. Honors students engage in sustainability and campus beautification projects and focus on advocacy, activism and art via its Artist After Dark series.

The Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) is the professional degree for theological schools and seminaries. Its purpose is to prepare persons for ordained ministry and for general pastoral and  theologically informed leadership.


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