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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

  • 2014–15 Academic Catalogs Now Available OnlineAzusa Pacific's 2014–15 undergraduate and graduate catalogs are now available entirely online.
  • A Novel CallingKiersti Plog '09 follows God's call to write, composing award-winning historical fiction that breaks down barriers and touches readers' hearts.
  • Stewards of HopeThe scorched land left behind from last winter's Colby Fire stands as a reminder of the devastating effects of rampant wildfires, but also presents fertile ground for important fire ecology research.