School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The mission of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is to foster biblically-centered study of the fabric of human experience in order to cultivate the wisdom, compassion, and skill that the next generation will need to faithfully love God and neighbor across a wide array of vocations.
Home to some of Biola’s longest-standing liberal arts and most innovative programs as well as Biola’s prestigious Torrey Honors Institute, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the place for great conversation about both urgent and perennial human concerns. With programs in Modern Languages, English Writing, English Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, History, and a program in Interdisciplinary Studies, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences equips students who aspire to a spectrum of careers: law, social work, education, journalism, government, translation and interpretation, the church, urban planning, the arts and more.
Dean: Melissa Schubert, Ph.D.
Chair: Christopher Davidson, M.F.A.
Professors: Buchanan, Kleist, Malandra
Associate Professors: Adams, Davidson, Garcia, Hashimov, Park, Vidrine-Isbell, Wang, Williamson
Interim Chair: Melissa Schubert, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Christensen, Dewey, Lim, Wamagatta
Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty
Chair: Aaron Adams, D.Phil.
Modern Languages Faculty
Chair: Julianne Bryant, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Bryant, Hernandez, Reyes, Velazquez
Chair: Kent Dunnington, Ph.D.
Professors: Crisp, Dunnington, Ten Elshof
Associate Professors: Ciocchi
Political Science Faculty
Chair: Darren P. Guerra, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Guerra, Waller
Chair: Stephanie Chan, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Chan, Johnson, Yuen
Assistant Professors: Hill-Joseph
Torrey Honors Institute Faculty
Director: Paul Spears, Ph.D.
Professors: Peters, Sanders
Associate Professors: Aijian, Henderson, Jenson, Johnson, Kim, Smith, Thompson, Vincent, Wright
Assistant Professors: Beary, Makin, Wilson
- English, B.A.
- History, B.A.
- Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.
- Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.
- Philosophy, B.A.
- Political Science, B.A.
- Sociology, B.A.
- Spanish, B.A.
- English Minor
- Gender Studies Minor
- History Minor
- International Relations Minor
- Middle East Studies Minor
- Philosophy Minor
- Political Science Minor
- Pre-Law Minor
- Public Administration Minor
- Social Work Minor
- Sociology Minor
- Spanish Minor
- Torrey Honors Institute