Learn About Our Programs
Biola University’s School of Science, Technology and Health is home to more than 20 academically robust STEM and health science programs. No matter which you choose, you’ll experience a rigorous education that’s enhanced by cutting-edge technology and built upon a Christian understanding of the world. Explore our list of degrees and programs to decide which ones may be right for you and your career goals.
- B.S. in Applied Physics
- B.S. in Biochemistry
- B.S. in Biological Science
- B.S. in Biological Science: Secondary Education
- B.S. in Chemistry
- B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- B.S. in Computer Science
- B.S. in Engineering Physics
- B.S. in Health Sciences
- B.S. in Human Biology
- B.S. in Kinesiology
- B.S. in Mathematics
- B.S. in Nursing
- B.S. in Physical Science
- B.S. in Physics
- B.S. in Public Health
- Minor in Applied Statistics and Data Science
- Minor in Biological Science
- Minor in Chemistry
- Minor in Coaching
- Minor in Computer Science
- Minor in Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education
- Minor in Mathematics
- Minor in Physical Science
- Minor in Physics
- Minor in Science and Theology
- Minor in Statistics
Discover what you can do with a robust STEM education
In an increasingly technology-driven and information-based world, there is a rising demand for highly skilled and technically competent graduates. Advancing STEM knowledge and skills is essential in today's global economy not only for employment growth, but also for national economic growth and security. A rigorous STEM education prepares students to excel in a variety of STEM-related career paths, from forensic research and software development to database administration and aerospace engineering.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, STEM occupations are projected to grow more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. The four subjects that make up STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — provide a strong foundation for careers that require creativity, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Biola’s School of Science, Technology and Health is equipping students to become the next generation of innovators, educators, researchers and leaders who will apply their knowledge and skills toward solving today's real-world challenges.
The study of science gives you a lens through which you can observe and understand the physical and natural world. Biola offers degrees in a variety of health and science disciplines, including areas like biological science, nursing and others. Students pursuing these degrees go on to prestigious medical schools and graduate programs, as well as a variety of health-related careers that tackle today’s global health issues and improve the quality of life for others.
As technology continues to expand in today’s world, we need technically skilled and ethically grounded graduates who have the ability to innovate, build systems and solve problems in a variety of industries. Biola’s computer science program offers expert training in both computation and information processing strategies, preparing you to succeed in high-demand careers in business, engineering, health, education and entertainment.
Getting a degree in engineering will equip you with the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills needed to create innovative solutions for many of today’s global, social, environmental and health challenges. Students in Biola’s engineering physics program receive a robust technical education as well as a solid grounding in spiritual formation, preparing them for success in a wide range of industries and government agencies.
The study of mathematics goes beyond numbers and equations — it’s a foundational discipline integral to fields like engineering, statistics, education and computer science. Biola’s mathematics program will push you to develop your analytical skills, equipping you to be a leader in your industry with a strong grasp of statistics, operations research, data analysis and more.
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"The beautiful intricacies of God's creation weave faith, science, reason, medicine and the human condition into a wonderful tapestry. The skills and perspectives that were shared with me at Biola are invaluable."
"I learned that spiritual health is so vital in the business of caring for others. I can confidently say I have come out of Biola a stronger Christian, trusting God in everything I do."
Nursing, B.S. '16
"Biola taught me to approach every field of study by integrating the full authority of God’s Word."
Engineering Physics, B.S. '16
Faculty who are passionate about integrating science and faith
Biola’s exceptional science faculty are gifted in their area of expertise and passionate about their faith. Their curiosity drives them to new discoveries in the lab, the classroom and beyond.
Hyuna Lee operates a zebrafish research lab in the new Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health, hoping to generate insights for cancer treatment. With a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from University of California, Irvine, Lee is passionate about equipping Biola students with a strong science education centered on Christ.
After years of analyzing more than 7 million pitches in Major League Baseball, Jason Wilson has developed a pitch quantification index (QOP) that may change the way baseball is played. As an associate professor of mathematics at Biola, Wilson has a passion for integrating the Christian faith with mathematics and statistics.
Xidong Chen is a gifted physicist who built a supercomputer at Biola, allowing his students to engage in frontier research in the area of computational chemistry and physics. Chen received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is passionate about helping students pursue excellence in their professions to honor Christ.