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Welcome

The Department of Biblical 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 Studies at Azusa Pacific University aims to equip undergraduate students by offering degree programs in biblical studies, supporting the General Education program with courses in biblical studies, and preparing undergraduate men and women for ministry and/or graduate programs. Emphasis is placed upon training students in leadership perspectives, intelligent interpretation of the Christian Scriptures, and integrating their understanding of the Bible with their responses to God, self, and neighbor, as well as with just responses to human need.

News & Features

  • A Novel CallingKiersti Plog '09 follows God's call to write, composing award-winning historical fiction that breaks down barriers and touches readers' hearts.
  • Waves of TransformationZach '07 and Charis (Bauer '08) Ifland help change the tide of social welfare in Hawaii by feeding the hungry and providing programs for at-risk kids through Surfing The Nations.
  • Double LifePolice officer by day and screenwriter by night, David Hedges '88 draws upon his law enforcement experience to inspire his stories including two that have captured the interest of Hollywood.