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Stewart Science Honors Program

School of Science, Technology and Health


The Stewart Science Honors Program is a highly selective and academically rigorous interdisciplinary program guided by research and technology. Built on a collaborative community of exceptional students and faculty, original research, and national leaders in STEM fields, this program aims to produce innovative leaders in the sciences.

Open to just 20 incoming students each fall, the four-year program prepares students to become highly skilled, transformational Christian leaders, with a strong competitive advantage as they move on to top graduate schools or pursue professional opportunities.


Why Choose Biola's Stewart Science Honors Program?

  • Boost Your Resume Through Research.
    Your Stewart Honors coursework includes developing your very own research project, which is proposed and pursued in close collaboration with a faculty member. You’ll get an inside look into experimental design while using cutting-edge laboratory equipment and techniques.
  • Gain Experience Through Internships.
    Biola’s professional connections and intensive internship workshops have helped students earn research internships at institutions like MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Stanford's Cardiovascular Research Institute, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and many others.
  • Learn Through an Integrated and Innovative Curriculum.
    You’ll take courses like “Scientific Entrepreneurship” and “Computer Programming and Data Structures,” while also engaging with the biblically centered curriculum distinctive of a Biola education. Our goal is for you to become a competent, articulate leader in STEM fields as ambassadors of Christ.
  • Connect With World-Class Scientists.
    Our Stewart Seminar Series gives you the opportunity to learn from our network of internationally distinguished scientists. Biola has hosted academics who have accomplished feats like sequencing the first human cancer genome, designing award-winning technology and more.
  • Receive Mentorship from Remarkable Faculty.
    Biola faculty members have trained at some of the top academic institutions in the world, including Stanford University, Caltech, Yale University and others. These faculty, active in their respective fields, are teachers and advocates, passionate about innovative STEM teaching, research and mentorship.
  • Expand Your Knowledge of Computing and Technology.
    The innovative usage of computers and code has been critical to monumental advancements in STEM fields. That’s why Stewart Honors offers intensive computer science and data structures courses that equip you with practical working knowledge of coding in multiple computer languages.
  • Receive $6,000 of additional financial aid.
    An academic award of $6,000 will be distributed over four qualifying years at Biola, $1,500 per academic year ($750 per semester) for students accepted into the program. View more details on the Financial Aid scholarships page.