ulty and staff model lives of service in their professional prac­ tice, and through rigorous research, instruction, and practi­ cal internships. Members of our faculty , board, alumni, and student body contribute in substantive and diverse ways to the interests of the public and the church as a response of their commitment to Christ. Members of the board of trustees, administration, faculty, and staff of Biola covenant to model Christian scholarship and character in our daily lives and work and to mentor and serve our students in a manner that nurtures and cultivates Christian minds and character. We seek to produce graduates who have learned the disciplines and skills of service and lead­ ership and who are committed to exercise these ski lls in ser­ vice to the peoples of the world for the glory of God. Biola has played a major role in equipping Ch ristian leaders and workers for service to the church and the cause of world evangelism since its founding in 1908 and plays an increasingly important role in the closing decade of this century. We expect to continue this role into the next century, producing graduates equipped for church related vocations and for professional and academic careers where the integration of faith and learning has potentially major consequences and ramifications. Our planning, commitments, and fiscal policies are directed toward building quality and excellence in fulfilling our mission. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE UNIVERSITY Biola Un iversity seeks to instruct Christian men and women in order to produce graduates who are: 1. Competent in their field of study; 2. Knowledgeable in biblical studies; 3. Earnest Christians equipped to serve the Christian community and society at large. With particular reference to the undergraduate pro­ grams, the intention of the University is to seek to produce a graduate who is: I. Broadly educated in the arts and sciences with a bibli­ cal perspective as the foundation. a. One who has broad exposure to the ideas that have shaped man 's thinking. b. One who knows how to use reasoning processes: (1.) who can use the processes of investigation, (2.) who can reason logically, (3.) who recognizes that man cannot rely on reason and experience alone but must also exercise faith. c. One who can communicate and defend his* ideas on the basis of evidence. d. One who has a well-conceived system of values and beliefs which are biblically based and which mediate behavior. e. One who understands and appreciates ethnic and cultural differences. f. One who understands himself, has a good self­ image, and is striving to realize his potential. g. One who understands the various creative expres­ sions of man's ideas and feelings in art, drama, music and literature. 2. Competent in his major.

a. One who is competently prepared for service in those programs that lead directly to a vocation or profession, with all programs having the potential of preparing students for Christian ministries. b. One who is thoroughly prepared for graduate study in those programs where graduate degrees are offered. 3. Knowledgeable in biblical studies. a. One who has a clear understanding of the con­ tent of the Bible earning units with an under­ graduate minor. b. One who has integrated biblical thought into his major fields of interest. 4. Able through his vocation, church and community to make distinctive contributions to man kind and to enhance the spiritual well-being of those whom and with whom he serves. a. One who has developed and maintained high moral standards for his own benefit and in order that he might serve as awholesome example and leader. b. One who expresses through his life a clear com­ mitment to Christ, who is able openly and wisely to share both his knowledge of the Bible and his commitment to Christ with others, and who demonstrates Christi an love toward others. c. One who is prepared to fulfill Christ's commis­ sion to make disciples of all nations. d. One who is sensitive to the total needs of his fel­ low man and who is equipped to contribute to the meeting of those needs. e. One who holds to the conviction that the Christian is to be a good citizen of the state, who respects authority, submits to the laws of the land, and seeks constructive change through legal channels. *Al l third person pronouns are used generically. ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATIONS Biola Unive rsity holds institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In addi­ tion, the institution and certain of its programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association, the Association of Theological Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music, the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, the National League for Nursing, and the California Commis­ sion for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. Biola Un iversity is authorized to trai n students under the Veteran's Bill of Rights. In addition, the University is affi li­ ated with a number of professional organizations, of which the fo llowing are representative: American Anthropological Association; American Associ­ ation of Colleges for Teacher Education; American Associa­ tion of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers; Ameri­ can Association of Health, Physical Education and Recre­ ation; American Council on Education; American Guild of Organists; American Intercollegiate Athletic Women; Ameri­ can Library Association; Associated Collegiate Press; Associa-


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