History

The mission of the department of History, Government, and Social Science is to foster a community of learners who, as lovers of truth, study history, political science, and geography. In recognition of both the dignity and depravity of humankind, our aim is to develop insight into past and present civilizations based upon our acknowledgement of God's providence, the dependability of his promises, and his redemptive purpose on earth. Through the rigors of our disciplines, we prepare our students to influence and transform the world for Jesus Christ through their lives and vocations in obedience to the Greatest Commandment and the Great Commission.

What will I study?

The History Department seeks to produce graduates who are aware of the religious, social, and economic forces that are shaping our world by offering a wide range of history classes that offer students a variety of intellectual and methodological tools.

Concentrations

Admissions Requirements

There are no special admission requirements for the History major.

Go Deeper

For more information, check out this department's website:

History Department Website

Interesting classes I might take

  • Medieval History
  • United States Since 1920
  • History of the Middle East and Islam
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • History of the Christian Church
  • War and Civilization

What can I do with a degree in History?

  • Historian
  • History professor
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Teacher

Why choose History at Biola?

The History Department offers a variety of intellectual and methodological tools to students who want to be aware of the economic, religious, social, and political forces that are shaping our world. The broad range of offering plus research and writing give history majors the ability to think objectively in a context of Christian values and commitment.

What are BU History graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the History major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:

University of Southern California, Claremont University, University of Texas, Yale University

Back to Academics

  • Junior Sessions

    April 21, 2014

    Juniors in high school!! Do you want a taste of the college experience? Join us at Biola University on one of our many available dates for a Junior Session. You will have the opportunity to go to chapel, attend a Junior (information) Session given by one of our Admissions Counselors, tour the campus, eat lunch in the cafeteria (on us!), and attend a class in the afternoon (optional).

  • Dinner with Director

    April 30, 2014

    Registration for Dinner with Director is OPEN! Bring your high school son or daughter to Biola and join us on this exclusive visit opportunity. We will take you on a tour of the campus, accompany you for dinner in our Cafe Banquet Room, and share with you the distinctiveness of Biola University by André Stephens, Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

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    May 1, 2014

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