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.
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.
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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.
"Studying history at Biola has not only taught me about the context of the world we live in but also, I have grown in my appreciation of the sovereign hand of the Lord. All of history is in fact His beautifully and intricately planned story."
- Natasha Storti
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