The concentration in African/Middle Eastern/Asian civilization allows students to go deeper in studies of the Ancient Near East, China, Africa, the Middle East and Islamic history and culture.
The concentration in Asian/African civilization allows students to go deeper in studies of the history, governments and cultures of the United States, Mexico and Latin America.
The concentration in European civilization allows students to go deeper in studies of Ancient Greece, Rome, medieval Europe, the Renaissance, Russia, modern European history and more.
The secondary instruction concentration prepares students to teach history at the junior or high school level, and includes coursework leading to a preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.
To understand today’s world, we first have to understand yesterday’s world. In Biola’s history major, you’ll examine the key events, trends and worldviews that have shaped human civilization. As you develop research skills and historical perspective, you will be prepared for careers in government, journalism, teaching, law and more.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s history program offers several key advantages:
As a history major, you will become part of a community of insightful learners who love truth and who study history, political science and geography. Coursework will examine important religious, social, political and economic movements of human history, and aim to reveal God's dependability and redemption purposes throughout the world. Topic highlights include:
A degree in history provides exceptional preparation for careers in all levels of education, government, law and humanitarian organizations. You can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ through professions such as:
Biola graduates from the history major have gone on to study at prestigious graduate schools such as the University of Southern California, Claremont Graduate University, University of Texas and Yale University.
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.”