Modern Science Integrated with Evangelical Christianity in New Distance Learning Program

Dec. 18, 2008 By Jenna Bartlo

LA MIRADA, CALIF. --- Students Biola University’s new Master of Arts degree program in Science and Religion is now available to students across the globe in a distance learning modular format. Evangelical Christians who train in the sciences often feel pressured to compartmentalize their faith from their profession, or do not feel equipped to address or change the cultural stereotypes regarding science and faith.  Biola values the integration of science and religion.

The new Master of Arts degree in Science and Religion is designed to provide scientifically literate individuals with the essential background in theology, history, and philosophy that is necessary to integrate modern science with evangelical Christianity. Biola's new science and religion program is unique because it presents this material from a theologically conservative, evangelical perspective. It also builds on Biola University's existing strengths in Christian theology, philosophy, and apologetics and continues Biola's mission of integrating core academic disciplines within historical context and among the deep of resources in Christian thought as well as responding to the toughest challenges from secular worldviews and today's cultural and scientifically relevant strongholds.

The Master of Arts in Science and Religion will appeal to scientists, science teachers and administrators, engineers, and others seeking a stronger and broader intellectual base for integrating contemporary science with Christianity. The program instills students with a mature and informed Christian worldview from which to serve the Lord and to relate to their secular colleagues in the sciences.

The program is available in a format that combines distance learning and on-campus learning in an academically robust manner. This is a proven method of education that is designed to make the M.A. in Science and Religion available to students who cannot relocate to Southern California for the course work. Some short-term campus visits are required during the summer, offering the opportunity to interact with faculty, fellow students, and preeminent guest scholars and lecturers.

Learn more about the new Master of Arts degree in Science and Religion.

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Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties in the city of La Mirada. For over 100 years, Biola has remained committed to its biblical foundation, integrating biblical principles with every academic program. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Biola as a “National University,” which is considered the “major leagues” of higher education. In addition to its focus on intentional spiritual development and career preparation, Biola offers a unique academic environment where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians. With over 145 academic programs in seven schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D. For more information, visit or call (562) 777 – 4061.

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