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Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

United States

Telephone: 562-903-6000


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Maureen A. Maloney

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: November 15, 2022

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1961

Undergraduate FTE: 3,232

Graduate FTE: 1,208

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerTamara AndersonSenior Associate Provost,
Board of Directors ChairMichael
Chief Academic OfficerMatthew HallProvost, Sr Vice
Chief Executive OfficerBarry
Chief Financial OfficerMichael PierceVice President for University Operations and
Director Institutional ResearchEileen SotoDirector of Educational
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00112200Biola UniversityLa MiradaMain CampusActive
00112200Chiang Mai Lecture SiteChiang MaiAdditionalActive
00112200Feinberg CenterBrooklynAdditionalActive
00112200Kyiv ExtensionKyivAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
B.S. EngineeringBachelors2023On-Site
B.S. RoboticsBachelors2023On-Site
BA Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2017On-Site
BA in Bible, Theology, and MinistryBachelors1949On-Site
BA in Cinema and Media ArtsBachelors2009On-Site
BA in Communication StudiesBachelors1971On-Site
BA in Early ChildhoodBachelors2021On-Site
BA in EnglishBachelors1952On-Site
BA in Game Design and Interactive MediaBachelors2020On-Site
BA in HistoryBachelors1954On-Site
BA in Intercultural StudiesBachelors1978On-Site
BA in Journalism & Integrated MediaBachelors2001On-Site
BA in Liberal Studies, Elementary EducationBachelors1952On-Site
BA in Liberal Studies, MultidisciplinaryBachelors2014On-Site
BA in MusicBachelors1949On-Site
BA in PhilosophyBachelors1991On-Site
BA in Political ScienceBachelors2007On-Site
BA in PsychologyBachelors1954On-Site
BA in Public Relations and Strategic CommunicationBachelors2014On-Site
BA in SociologyBachelors1970On-Site
BA in SpanishBachelors1998On-Site
BA in TheatreBachelors2010On-Site
BA in Writing for Film and TelevisionBachelors2021On-Site
BFA in ArtBachelors2003On-Site
BM Music TherapyBachelors2020On-Site
BM Worship ArtsBachelors2018On-Site
BM in Music CompositionBachelors1966On-Site
BM in Music EducationBachelors1958On-Site
BM in Music PerformanceBachelors1958On-Site
BS Bible, Theology, and ApologeticsBachelors2021Distance Education
BS Biblical MinistriesBachelors2017Distance Education
BS Business ManagementBachelors2017Distance Education
BS CommunicationBachelors2021Distance Education
BS PsychologyBachelors2014Distance Education
BS Public Relations and Digital Media ManagementBachelors2020Distance Education
BS in AccountingBachelors2015On-Site
BS in Allied HealthBachelors2022On-Site
BS in ArtBachelors2010On-Site
BS in BiochemistryBachelors1988On-Site
BS in Biological ScienceBachelors1964On-Site
BS in Business AdministrationBachelors1966On-Site
BS in ChemistryBachelors2014On-Site
BS in Communication Sciences and DisordersBachelors2007On-Site
BS in Computer ScienceBachelors1984On-Site
BS in DesignBachelors2013On-Site
BS in Early ChildhoodBachelors2021Distance Education
BS in Engineering PhysicsBachelors2007On-Site
BS in Entertainment BusinessBachelors2022Distance Education
BS in Human BiologyBachelors1997On-Site
BS in Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2020Distance Education
BS in KinesiologyBachelors2005On-Site
BS in MathematicsBachelors1968On-Site
BS in NursingBachelors1964On-Site
BS in Organizational LeadershipBachelors2022Distance Education
BS in Physical ScienceBachelors1973On-Site
BS in PhysicsBachelors2014On-Site
Bachelor of Science, Applied PhysicsBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science, Health SciencesBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science, Public HealthBachelors2019On-Site
Certificado en Estudios Bíblicos y TeológicosNon-degree2023Distance Education
Certificate in Bible (Undergraduate)Non-degree2015Distance Education
Certificate in Bible (Undergraduate)Non-degree2015On-Site
Certificate in Bible and Theology (Undergraduate)Non-degree2015Distance Education
Certificate in Bible and Theology (Undergraduate)Non-degree2015On-Site
Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies (Graduate)Non-degree2014On-Site
Certificate in Integrative Counseling (Graduate)Non-degree2017Distance Education
Certificate in Messianic Jewish Studies (Graduate)Non-degree2011On-Site
Certificate in Spiritual Formation (Graduate)Non-degree2001On-Site
Certificate in TESOL (Graduate)Non-degree1991On-Site
Certificate in TESOL (Undergraduate)Non-degree1991On-Site
Certificate in Theology (Graduate)Non-degree1996On-Site
Certificate in Theology (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Assistant PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Assistant PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Associate Teacher PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Associate Teacher PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Master Teacher PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Master Teacher PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: School-Age EmphasisNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: School-Age EmphasisNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Site Supervisor PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Site Supervisor PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Teacher PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Teacher PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Clear Credential (Graduate)Non-degree2005Distance Education
Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-Baccalaureate CertificateNon-degree2022On-Site
Curriculum & Instruction Certificate (Graduate)Non-degree2014On-Site
Curriculum & Instruction Certificate (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
Doctor of Intercultural StudiesProfessional Doctorate1985On-Site
Doctor of Intercultural StudiesProfessional Doctorate2022Distance Education
Doctor of MinistryProfessional Doctorate1978On-Site
Ed.D. in Educational StudiesResearch Doctorate1984On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial PlanningNon-degree2021Distance Education
M.A. in Classic TheologyMasters2023Distance Education
M.A. in P-12 Multilingual, Multicultural EducationMasters2023Distance Education
MA Public Relations & Reputation ManagementMasters2020Distance Education
MA in Christian ApologeticsMasters2021Distance Education
MA in Christian ApologeticsMasters1999On-Site
MA in Christian EducationMasters1964On-Site
MA in Christian Ministry and LeadershipMasters1995On-Site
MA in Clinical PsychologyMasters1978On-Site
MA in EducationMasters1979On-Site
MA in EducationMasters2011Distance Education
MA in Intercultural StudiesMasters1983On-Site
MA in Intercultural StudiesMasters2017Distance Education
MA in Linguistics and Biblical LanguagesMasters2007On-Site
MA in Marriage & Family TherapyMasters2020On-Site
MA in MissionsMasters1974On-Site
MA in Science & ReligionMasters2021Distance Education
MA in Science & ReligionMasters2003On-Site
MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul CareMasters2002On-Site
MA in TeachingMasters2008On-Site
MA in TeachingMasters2011Distance Education
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesMasters1991On-Site
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesMasters2009Distance Education
MPAcc in Professional AccountancyMasters2015On-Site
MS Curriculum, Instruction and PublicationMasters2017Distance Education
MS Special EducationMasters2017Distance Education
MS in Speech-Language PathologyMasters2016On-Site
Master of Arts (Talbot School of Theology)Masters1989On-Site
Master of Arts (Talbot School of Theology)Masters2017Distance Education
Master of Arts in Leadership and InnovationMasters2021Distance Education
Master of Arts, Classical TheologyMasters2019On-Site
Master of Business AdministrationMasters2001On-Site
Master of Business Administration (Online)Masters2019Distance Education
Master of DivinityMasters2021Distance Education
Master of DivinityMasters1952On-Site
Master of Divinity Messianic Jewish StudiesMasters2007On-Site
Master of Management, Non-Profit Organizations (Online)Masters2019Distance Education
Master of Management, Nonprofit OrganizationsMasters2017On-Site
Master of Public HealthMasters2021Distance Education
Multiple Subject Credential Intern (Graduate)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate)Non-degree1960On-Site
Ph.D. in Clinical PsychologyResearch Doctorate1978On-Site
Ph.D. in Educational StudiesResearch Doctorate1999On-Site
Ph.D. in Intercultural EducationResearch Doctorate1998On-Site
Ph.D. in Intercultural EducationResearch Doctorate2022Distance Education
Ph.D. in Intercultural StudiesResearch Doctorate2009On-Site
Ph.D. in Intercultural StudiesResearch Doctorate2022Distance Education
Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate) (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
PsyD in Clinical PsychologyProfessional Doctorate1978On-Site
Public Relations Certificate in Leadership & EthicsNon-degree2020Distance Education
Public Relations Certificate in Social MediaNon-degree2020Distance Education
Public Relations Certificate in Strategic CommunicationNon-degree2020Distance Education
Single Subject Credential Intern (Graduate)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Single Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Single Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate)Non-degree1960On-Site
Special Education Certificate (Graduate)Non-degree2011Distance Education
Special Education Certificate (Undergraduate)Non-degree2011On-Site
Special Education Credential (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit