Extending the horizons of education

| June 18, 2019

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It is heartening to see that the world is remodeling itself to accommodate different voices and aspirations. However, thriving in this ever-changing, fast-paced world is not an easy task. Today, information on virtually everything is available at the touch of a button. However, the ability to use the information in the right way is of critical importance and only a well-rounded education can ensure this.

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Biola University

Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For over 105 years, Biola — a community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians — has been committed to biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation. With more than 145 academic programs through its six schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D.

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Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For over 105 years, Biola — a community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians — has been committed to biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation. With more than 145 academic programs through its six schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D.

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