Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health

Preparing students to become leaders in science professions, grounded in biblical thinking and steeped in the wisdom of the Christian tradition.

The notion that science and religion are in tension is sadly a prevalent narrative in our society. Christians must do a better job offering a counter-narrative in which science and faith are not only reconciled, but deeply and necessarily in conversation. 

Biola University is taking up this challenge by providing a paradigm for a robust integration of faith and science. The university’s ambition is to help fill the void of Christian intellectual and moral leadership in the areas of science, technology and health care, for a future that will need it more than ever.

Funding Progress


Building Construction Costs

$56.8M Total Raised
$56.8M Total Goal


Building Endowment Goal

$1.4M Total Raised
$8.1M Total Goal

The Lim Center represents the beginning of an exciting new era for science education at Biola University. Students majoring in the science or health-related fields receive not only academic rigor, but academic rigor set in the engaging, high-tech setting the Lim Center offers.

Learn about some of the key goals and opportunities available to students through the Lim Center and sciences at Biola:

Strength in Science

Biola is cultivating a global reputation as a leader integrating science education with the philosophy of science and religion, applied ethics and Christian apologetics. The Lim Center’s premier facilities, coupled with faculty expertise and mentorship, provides a solid foundation for students.

Graduate School Preparation

Biola graduates advance to top medical schools and graduate programs across the country, such as UCLA, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Yale, Harvard and MIT. The Lim Center’s laboratories, equipment and overall facilities allow students to grow as they prepare to pursue postgraduate degrees and careers as leaders in science, technology and health.


The center’s state-of-the-art technology helps Biola put a special emphasis in a robust program on applied computer science. This, along with computer science and technology competencies in the general education curriculum, allows students to develop a keen understanding of the technology fields, no matter which major they choose.

Global Health

Demand for health professionals is growing worldwide, and Biola is responding to that growing need by preparing students in the health sciences such as nursing, kinesiology, communication sciences and disorders and other majors in the health professions. With a Biola education, students can pursue meaningful health-related careers at home and abroad.

Facts & Features

Standing tall on the southwest side of University Drive — a symbolic gateway into campus — the Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health is taking Biola’s science programs to the next level and beyond.

With 27  laboratories, six  classrooms, numerous  research spaces, faculty offices  and all-new, cutting-edge technology, the facility greatly enhances Biola’s ability to prepare the next generation of scientists, researchers, health professionals, engineers, mathematicians and technology developers.

Cost: $64.9M
Size: 91,
200 square feet. The facility triples the amount of space dedicated to the university’s science,
technology and health programs.
Departments housed: nursing,
biological science,
human biology,
environmental science,
engineering physics,
physical science,
math and computer science
Opened: January 2018
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