Lyman Stewart, co-founder and president of Union Oil Company, partnered with T.C. Horton to open the Bible Institute in 1908 in Los Angeles. Initially, the institution focused on studies in theology and Christian studies. As the school progressed forward, the renamed Biola College acquired programs in medicine, business, and continuing studies, in addition to gaining accreditation. By the 1980s, Biola changed its status to university. Although Biola has continued to grow, the University retains its founding Christian principles. Today, the four-year, private, not-for-profit Biola University awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees on its Southern California campus.
Biola University offers over 145 academic programs awarding bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, in addition to certificate programs. Seven school include:
- Talbot School of Theology
- Rosemead School of Psychology
- Cook School of Intercultural Studies
- Crowell School of Business
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Science, Technology and Health
For added flexibility, students can choose to complete online programs and courses at Biola University. These programs meet the equivalent standards and rigors as on-campus counterparts. Students can participate in courses delivered completely online or engage in hybrid learning, with both on-campus and online coursework.
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Sector Of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,860
Calendar System:Four-one-four plan
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