Welcome

The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies will form the core of an excellent liberal arts education. You will be offered the challenge of exploring, or asking hard questions, and of finding ways to see deep significance in your study of the Bible. You will be well prepared for a graduate education, seminary, or whatever vocation you choose. Learn more about our programs and our faculty.

Mission Statement

The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Azusa Pacific University aims to equip undergraduate students by offering degree programs in biblical and religious studies, supporting the General Education program with courses in biblical studies, and preparing undergraduate men and women for ministry, graduate programs, and various public- and private-sector vocations. Emphasis for biblical studies majors is placed upon training them in informed interpretation of the Christian Scriptures, and integrating their understanding of the Bible with their responses to God, neighbor, and self, as well as with just responses to human need. Emphasis for religious studies majors is placed upon training them to be faithful, well-informed, and culturally sensitive participants in intercultural and interreligious dialogue and to engage the world from a place of committed Christian faith, awareness, and praxis.

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  • APU Honors Faculty at Annual Luncheon

    The Office of the Provost and the Academic Cabinet recognized several APU faculty with awards for teaching excellence at the 2017 Annual Faculty Luncheon.

  • APU Hosts California Teachers Summit Better Together: Now More Than Ever

    Azusa, CA (2017) — LA County teachers will gather at APU on July 28, 2017, for the third annual Better Together: Now More Than Ever, California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking open to California educators.

  • APU Hosts Faith-based SBIRT Training

    APU hosted the first Faith and Spirituality Integrated SBIRT Network Training Summit at the beginning of the academic year leading efforts in establishing a partnership with five faith-based universities and the County Department of Mental Health.