Christian Apologetics students have the option to complete the entire program on-campus with all classes requiring your personal attendance. Science and Religion students complete their coursework through the distance format, but have the option to take the Biblical Studies courses on campus. On-campus classes are designed for the working individual and typically meet once a week in the evenings to accommodate work, ministry and family commitments. Daytime and weekend classes are available. Occasionally we will offer select classes during the January interterm period and summer session period unrelated to the summer residency schedule.
Pursuing an M.A. in Christian Apologetics on-campus allows for interactive community among students and in-person mentorship from our outstanding faculty. Class sizes are small which fosters rich discussion and interaction between professors and classmates. Students also have access to numerous weekend seminars and apologetics events held at Biola and in the Southern California area. You may also take advantage of any online or hybrid format classes that fit your schedule.
On-campus students are able to enjoy our beautiful Southern California campus having full access to Biola facilities year round, including the library, fitness center, cafe, and a plethora of ministries available in the area.
Biola is located in La Mirada, California, which ranks as one of the safest communities in the region. Campus Safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, video cameras are installed across campus, and entrance gatehouses are staffed at night and during business hours. In the event of a major emergency on campus, Biola utilizes a notification system to alert students via text message. The Biola University annual security and fire safety report can be downloaded here.