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

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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

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