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I college catalog is great place to learn about a school. It can describe what degrees the college offers, it can tell you what courses are available, it can show you its faculty's creden­ tials. The photos give you a glimpse of the campus: some At Biola we're pleased with all we can offer you. This catalog lists everyclass we offer. It describes each of our chal­ lenging academic programs. It details our flexible financial aid packages and introduces you to the many conferences, activities and travel opportunities that Biola has designed to help build your mind and character. But remember that thumbing through this catalog is not smiling young faces, some picturesque buildings. like strolling through Biola's campus-you won't see the groups of students talking and praying together, you won't see the classes sitting in a circle on the lawn on sunnydays. This catalog can 't let you hear the bell tower 's chimes, the din of conversation in the cafeteria, the melodies wafting from the music practice rooms. It can't show you the faces of the life-long friends you'll make here. So, as you read this catalog and learn about Biola 's many academic distinctives, bear in mind that it doesn't tell you every­ thing. And remember that what it can't tell you, you can only discover by being here.

••••••••••••••••• University Catalog Table of Contents UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

Student Services



Residence Life

General Information




37 39 46 41 43 46 47 49 52 53 54 56 58 57 59 59 61 63 66

Historical Sketch

Commuter Students

Biblical Studies Biochemistry

The Role and Mission ofBiola University

Food Service

The Objectives of the University Accreditation and Affiliations


Biological Science School of Business

Student Health Services

Doctrinal Statement

Campus Safety


The Community of La Mirada The Biola University Campus

International Student Services

Christian Education Communication Computer Science

Counseling Services


Career and Learning Assistance Service


Media Center

Appeals and Grievances


Computer Center


Special Programs

Foreign Languages

Financial Information




American Studies

Admission, Registration and Graduation Requirements




Admission/Registration Requirements __ 15

Latin American Studies Russian Studies Program Middle East Studies Program

lntercultural Studies

Undergraduate/ Graduate Programs




Admission of International Students and



Resident Aliens

Student Exchange Program in Korea Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies


69 70 72 73 74 75 76


Physical Education Physical Science Political Science


Los Angeles Film Institute

Registration Withdrawal Attendance

England Semester Summer Session


Social Science

Summer Institute of Linguistics at Biola Four-Week Summer Special Program of



Teaching English as a Second Language___ 77

English Language Studies



General Studies


Academic Load

School of Continuing Studies


Classification of Students Numbering of Courses

78 79

Degree Completion Program

Air Force ROTC

English Language Studies Program


Undergraduate Program High School Record Admission Procedure

Transcript Request


Extracurricular Activities Pre-professional Courses

T-1 T-1 T-4 T-7 T-8 T-8

Talbot School of Theology

General Information


Degrees Offered

Master of Divinity Program

Transfer Students

Undergraduate Programs

Master of Arts Program in Ministry

Advanced Placement Program


Graduation Requirements

Certificate in Biblical Studies

College Level Examination Program

Requirements for All Baccalaureate Degrees Requirements for All Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts

Challenging a Course

Master of Arts Program in

Community (Junior) College Transfer


T-10 T-12 T-13 T-17

Christian Education

Academic Standards Undergraduate Honors

Summary of University Enrollment

Master of Theology Program Doctor of Education Program Doctor of MinistryProgram

Fall Semester 1993

Biblical Studies and Theology Requirement

Summary of University Graduating Class

General Education Studies

Departments and Course Descriptions __ T-19

1992-93 Academic Year


Student Activities

T-30 T-32

Independent Studies

Graduation Rate Disclosure

Devotional Life

Talbot Graduate Student Awards Rosemead School of Psychology School of lntercultural Studies School of Arts and Sciences


Academic and Behavioral Standards

Student Government

R-1 1-1

Statement of Satisfactory Academic Progress

Student Missionary Union

Academic Probation




Student Publications



Academic Integrity


Community Agreements

Student Ministry



••••••••••• General Information

Talbot Theological Seminary became Talbot School of The­ ology in the fa ll of 1983 as a result of the merger between the appropriate undergraduate and graduate level programs. The Board approved the establishment of the School of Business in 1993, and the School ofContinuing Studies in 1994. Because of the University's heritage and commitment, its academic basis is broader than that of the standard college of arts and sciences. Terminal and preparatory programs lead to service in church-related vocations and the many other vocations and professions embraced by the present curricula. In addition, the University is a Christian institution of higher education without any denominational affiliation. From an institute lo a university, Biola's cornerstone has remained the same: commitment to Jesus Christ, the inerrancy of Scripture and biblical Christianity (with in an evangelical Protestant framework) , as well as to tl1e spiritual, academic and holistic growth of those who are personally committed to Him. THE ROLE AND MISSIOH OF BIOLA UNIVERSITY The mission of Biola University is lo provide a university education based on a Christian world view. This education is designed for Christian students to equip them for service in our world as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our quest is to graduate servants - some as scholars, some as leaders, and all as capable, competent professionals in their respective fields. Biola emphasizes inspirational teaching in our undergradu­ ate and graduate programs by faculty who exhibit joy in learn­ ing in their respective disciplines and excellence in communica­ tion. We seek lo produce graduates who have captured their excitement and dedication , and leave Biola equipped to advance Christian scholarship and practice in their respective fie lds. Biola aspires to set all of its educational programs within the context of a Christian world view. To accomplish this, all Biola students, undergraduate and graduate, take at least twenty percenl of their coursework in biblical studies and theological integration of biblical studies with their academic disciplines. Discerning Christian scholarship of the highest quality by our facu lty and students is fundamental to our mission. Our undergraduate and graduate faculty grapple with the major intellectual, ethical , and moral issues of our time from the perspective of a Christian world view. Biola University has the opportunity, indeed the obligation, to nourish a Christ­ ian environment which prizes research, dialogue, and critical thought whi le retaining a central commitment to the faith . The university upholds a commitment to Christian diver­ sity and community through which members may model and practice a way of life for this era that emulates Christ. Biola is a global institution with committed Christian students coming from diverse age, denominational, ethnic, and inter­ national backgrounds, reflecti ng the rich variation found in the church around the world. Respect for persons, love for one another in the community, spiritual discipline , moral discernment, and commitment lo service are the values which we derive from our quest to graduate competent men and women who are "followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. " Servant leadership is our contribution lo the church and wider society in such diverse fields as the arts, communica­ tion, business, nursing, psychology, and education. Our fac-

Carrying on a tradition of educational excellence that dates back over 80 years, Biola University now encompasses: the School of Arts and Sciences, Talbot School of Theology, Rosemead School of Psychology, the School of Intercultural Studies, the School ofBusiness, and the School of Continuing Studies. Offering three baccalaureate degrees in 24 majors, IO masters and five doctoral degrees, Biola's commitment to academic excellence is firmly rooted in its adherence to an in­ depth, knowledgeable and living Christianity. Each year, over 3,000 students find Biola's unique blend of faith and learning conducive to their academic and vocational goals. HISTORICAL SKETCH The cornerstone of the original Bible Institute building in Los Angeles was laid on May 31 , 1913, and dedicated with these words: "For the teaching of the truths for which the Institute stands, its doors are to be open every day of the year, and all people, without reference to race , color or class will ever be welcome to its privileges. " Spoken by Lyman Stewart, president of the Insti lute and co-founder of the Union Oil Company, these words capture the vision ofBiola's founders. Stewart, together with T.C. Hor­ ton , initiated the Bible Institute, with the first permanent orga­ nization taking shape in 1908. By 1912, the school had grown sufficiently in its outreach and constituency lo call R.A. Torrey, a leader in the field of Christian education, as the first dean. The next eight decades have witnessed tremendous growth in the development and outreach of the school. Under the lead­ ership of Dr. Louis T. Talbot, president from 1932 to 1952, the Bible Institute program became a four-year course, leading to degrees in theology, Christian education, and sacred music. The School of Missionary Medicine came into being in 1945, laying the foundation for Biola's current baccalaureate nursing pro­ gram. In I949, the Bible Institute was renamed Biola College. Dr. Samuel H. Sutherland became president in 1952, and •with his leadership the college obtained regional and professional accreditation. Additionally, many new programs of study were introduced, including Talbot Theological Seminary. The demands imposed by the growing student body and the enlarged curriculum prompted the purchase ofa 7!'>-acre site in La Mirada. Biola moved to the new site in 1959. Dr. Sutherland retired as president in I970, but continued to lend leadership as a member of Biola's Board of Trustees. That same year, Dr. J. Richard Chase became Biola's sixth president In 1977, the graduate programs of Rosemead Graduate School of Professional Psychology were acquired by Biola and relocated on the La Mirada campus. The undergradu­ ate programs in psychology were merged with Rosemead 's graduate programs in the fall of I981, forming the present Rosemead School of Psychology. Under the leadership ofDr. J. Richard Chase, Biola Col­ lege became Biola University on July l, 1981. The University was composed of the School of Arts and Sciences, Talbot Theological Seminary, and Rosemead School of Psychology. Dr. Clyde Cook became the seventh president ofBiola on June I, 1982. Under his leadership, the School of Intercul­ tural Studies was instituted as part of the University in I983.



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-



tion of Christian Schools, International; Association of Col­ lege Unions International; American Association of Higher Education; Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities; California Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; California Council on the Educa­ tion of Teachers; Choral Conductors' Guild (California); Christian College Coalition; Christian Scholar's Review; Col­ lege Entrance Examination Board; Council on Post-sec­ ondary Accreditation; Evangelical Teacher Training Associa­ tion; Intercollegiate Press; Music Educator's National Con­ ference; National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; Western Association of Graduate Schools; Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing; and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. DOCTRINAL STATEMENT Inasmuch as the University is interdenominational and yet theologically conservative, the Articles of Incorporation contain a doctrinal statement which is given below: The Bible, consisting of all the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, a supernaturally given reve­ lation from God Himself, concerning Himself, His being, nature, character, will and purposes; and concerning man, his nature, need and duty and destiny. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are without error or misstatement in their moral and spiritual teaching and record of historical facts. They are without error or defect of any kind. There is one God, eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus was supernaturally conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin - Mary, a lin­ eal descendan t of David. He lived and taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as is recorded in the four Gospels. He was put to death by crucifixion under Pontius Pilate. God raised from the dead the body that had been nailed to the cross. The Lord Jesus after His crucifix­ ion showed Himself to be alive to His disciples, appearing unto them by the space of 40 days. After this, the Lord Jesus ascended into heaven, and the Father caused Him to sit at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come, and put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him to be Head over all things to the Church. The Lord Jesus, before His incarnation, existed in the form of God and of His own choice laid aside His divine glory and took upon Himself the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. In His pre-existent state, He was wi th God and was God. He is a divine person possessed of all the attributes of Deity, and should be worshiped as God by angels and man. "In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." All the words that He spoke during His earthly life were the words of God. There is absolutely no error of any kind in them, and by the words of Jesus Christ the words of all other teachers must be tested. The Lord Jesus became in every respect a real man, pos­ sessed of all the essential characteristics of human nature.

By His death on the cross, the Lord Jesus made a perfect atonement for sin, by which the wrath of God against sinners is appeased and a ground furnished upon which God can deal in mercy with sinners. He redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse in our place. He who Himself was absolutely without sin was made to be sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. The LordJesus is com­ ing again to his earth, personally, bodily, and visibly. The return of our Lord is the blessed hope of the believer, and in it God's purposes ofgrace toward mankind will find their consummation. The Holy Spirit is a person, and is possessed of all the dis­ tinctively divine attributes. He is God. Man was created in the image of God, after His likeness, but the whole human race fell in the fall of the first Adam. Al l men, until they accept the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior, are lost, darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, hardened in heart, lnorally and spiritually dead through their trespasses and sins . They cannot see, nor enter the Kingdom of God until they are born again of the HolySpirit. Men are justified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood of Christ and upon the simple and single condi­ tion of faith in Him who shed the blood, and are born again by the quickening, renewing, cleansing work of the Holy Spirit, through the instrumentality of the Word of God. Al l those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and their Lord, and who confess Him as such before their fe llow men, become children of God and receive eternal life. They become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. At death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness, and at the Second Coming of Christ their bodies shall be raised and transformed into the likeness of the body of His glory. Al l those who persistently reject Jesus Christ in the present life shall be raised from the dead and throughout eternity exist in the state of conscious, unutterable, endless torment and anguish. The Church consists of all those who, in this present dispen­ sation, truly believe in Jesus Christ. It is the body and bride of Christ, which Christ loves and for which He has given Himself. There is a personal devi l, a being of great cunning and power: "The prince of the power of the air, " "The prince of this world, " "The god of this age." He can exert vast power only so far as God suffers him to do so. He shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and shall be tor­ mented day and night forever. Note: This doctrinal statement, presented here as originally con­ ceived l,y the founders of the organization, has been and continues to be the stated theol-Ogical position of Bio/a University. In addition, thefollowing explanatory notes indicate the organization 's under­ standing and leaching position on certain points which could be subject to various interpretations: The Scriptures are to be interpreted according to dispensa­ tional distinctives with the conviction that the return of the Lord for His Church will be premillennial, before the Tribulation, and that the Millennium is to be the last of the dispensations. The existence of the Creation is not explainable apart from the roles of God as the sovereign creator and sustainer of the entire natural realm. Concepts such as theistic or threshold evolution do not adequately explain creation.


Though there may be many fillings of the Holy Spirit, there is only one baptism which occurs at the time of regen­ eration. Cod gives His gifts to His people in His sovereignty and not on demand. The charismatic manifestations (e.g., tongues and healing) had special sign ificance during the rev­ elatory period of the New Testament apostolic era and are not at all a necessary special work of the HolySpirit today. The Bible is clear in its teaching on the sanctity of human life. Life begins at conception. We abhor the destruction of innocent life through abortion-on-demand. Confession before men is viewed as tangible fruit of salva­ tion and not as a qualifying condition for salvation. Biola University does not necessarily deny employment to persons merely for lack of firm personal convictions on any teaching position in these explanatory notes. However, Biola Un iversity does weigh carefully the understanding and per­ sonal convictions of employment applicants on these points as we ll as the nature of their prospective work assignments, in determining their suitabi li ty for employment. TEACHING BIBLICAL STUDIES Academic study of the sacred Scripture differs from other disciplines in a university setting in that the primary text is God's Word, which underscores the importance of making instruction relevant to faith, learning and living. At Biola every effort is made to be academically credible, theologically orthodox and practically relevant. Whether engaged in a critical discussion of the text, or a theological debate about a particular doctrine, the discussion must finally come to the meaning for life today. Though faculty members in this department share a commit­ ment to the convictions reflected in the University doctrinal state­ ment, they reflect a healthy diversity regarding other contempo­ rary issues and interpretation of specific passages. Whether a divergent view is held byothers on campus or not, care is taken to represent opposing positions fairly, so that students can decide for themselves in a genuine educational environment. In practice, the task of teaching biblical studies is not lim­ ited to those within that department. Rather, the integration of Christian thought into all fields of inquiry is the goal of the entire teaching faculty. In this sense it is desired that every course contribute to the development of a Christian worldviewfor the Biola graduate. THE COMMUNITY OF LA MIRADA The city of La Mirada is in Los Angeles County, 22 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, and is surrounded by such cities as Whittier, Norwalk, Buena Park, La Habra and Fullerton. La Mirada is a suburban residential communi ty with a population of 40,000. Included within the vicinity are several major shopping areas in addi tion to manyother business establishments. La Mirada is situated near many of the outstanding attrac­ tions of Southern California. Downtown Los Angeles is a half­ hour's drive from the campus. Disneyland is 12 miles to the southeast and famed Knott 's Berry Farm is six miles away. Within an hour 's drive are such popular beach cities as Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. Recreational facilities are easily accessible. An 18-hole golf course lies a mile east of the campus and other parks in

the area offer opportunity for activities and relaxation. An hour's drive will take one into the nearby mountains where winter sports are available. Cultural and research opportunities abound in the area. Several major universities and libraries are within easy dri- 1~ng distance of La Mirada including the University of Cali­ fornia, Los Angeles.; the University of Southern California; the University of California, Irvine; and several other state and private institutions. THE BIOLA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS The campus is bounded on the west by Biola Avenue and on the east by La Mirada Boulevard. It is located between the large east-west thoroughfares of Rosecrans Avenue and Imperial Highway. Approximately three mi les to the south­ west is the Santa Ana Freeway (Freeway 1-5). Students coming to the campus by automobile should follow these directions: coming from the northwest, leave the Santa Ana Freeway at Rosecrans and travel east to Biola Avenue; coming from the southeast, leave the Santa Ana Freeway at Va lley View and travel north to Rosecrans, then turn right to Biola Avenue; coming from the east via San Bernardino Freeway (I 0) turn south on the Orange Freeway (57) to Imperial Highway and travel west on Imperial High­ way lo Biola Avenue. The campus consists of 95 acres with 700,000 square feet of building space in 30 major buildings. Just under half of the space is dedicated to seven student residence complexes, housing nearly 1,500 students in a fine variety of living quarters. The rest of the buildings house classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, offices and students services. Highlights of the buildings include Soubirou Hall , containing speciali zed classrooms for nursing instruction, along with nursing department faculty offices; Lan&­ ing Auditorium, a 450-seat concert hall with a fine pipe organ and excellent acoustics; the Rose of Sharon Chapel, a small chapel exclusively reserved for silent prayer and meditation; and a gym­ nasium-swimming complex with a short-<:ourse Olympic pool. On the eastern side of the campus lie the athletic fi elds. Included are a crushed-brick, quarter-mi le track; an excel­ lent baseball diamond; a soccer field ; and lighted tennis courts. Additional recreation facilities are located in the 105- acre La Mirada Regional Park, just across La Mirada Boule­ vard from the Biola campus. The Southwest corner of the campus consists of a 20-acre, former intermediate school recently purchased by Biola. This has added 58,000 square feet of classroom and office space, as well as over 10 acres of athletic fields ava il able for Biola 's ex tensive intramural programand for informal recreation. During the 1989/ 90 school year, several additions to the cam­ pus were completed. Athree-building residential complex serves as undergraduate housing in a residence hall and graduate and married housing in apartment-style living. The Student Union Building has been expanded, and the Bookstore has been replaced by a new, larger building. Anew energy-efficient Cen­ tral Plant for heating, cooling, and cogeneration is now complete. The plant provides a cost efficient means of air conditioning our older classrooms and residential buildings.


THE ROLE OF MICROCOMPUTERS IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OF THE UNIVERSITY Biola Un iversity believes that the microcomputer is an increasingly valuable tool and that one of our educational goals should be to prepare students for a world in which the computer will continue to play a significant role. Accordingly, it is our desire to integrate computer use into the university curriculum. Thus, the University provides access to Macintosh microcom­ puters for every student and requires their use in freshman Eng­ lish. It is the intent of the University, over time, to require the use of these microcomputers over awide specuum of the cuniculum. The microcomputer ofchoice at Biola is the Macintosh. The computer centers and Macintosh labs located across the campus help provide the necessary microcomputer access for students. Additionally many students have chosen to acquire their own Macintosh. This microcomputer, along with a variety of software and hardware accessories, is available for purchase at the Biola Bookstore at very attractive prices for enrolled students. Complete details are provided to all interested students. Because of the cooperative relationship between Biola Uni­ versity and Apple Computers, Inc. , the University has access to technological innovations, seminars, technical expertise and on­ line telecommunications with other universities across the nation. In addition, Biola University is involved as a test site for the evalua­ tion and development of innovations from Apple Computer, Inc. COMPUTER CENTER Located within the bookstore, the Computer Center is designed to meet the computer requirements of the campus for hardware, software and related accessories and are avail­ able to Biola faculty, staff and registered Biola students at dis­ counts. Featuring Apple's Macintosh, the Computer Center provides the computing tools that the students will find use­ ful in their course of study at Biola. Several courses, includ­ ing Freshmen English, require that students have access to the Macintosh for completion of course requirements. The Computer Center is intended to serve the Biola cam­ pus community for computers, related software and acces­ sories. These are sold exclusively to enrolled students, fac­ ulty and staff and are strictly for the purpose of enhancing the educational process. All areas of the Biola Bookstore will have special hours during summer and vacation times; reduced hours during Interterm. The Computer Center has different hours than the Bookstore. Please check with the Bookstore. BOOKSTORE The Biola Bookstore is open Monday through Saturday with even ing hours Monday through Friday for the conve­ nience of students, faculty and staff. All required textbooks as well as general books and supplies are avai lable. The book­ store has a large selection of Christian books, and offers Bibles in a variety of styles and bindings at substantial discounts. Biola insignia clothing and a large selection of cards, supplies, gift items, music, and personal care items are also available.

THE LIBRARY The Rose Memorial Library serves Biola University as the central library facility on campus, supporting the needs of all the undergraduate and graduate programs with extensive resources and a wide variety of services. In addition to more than 219,000 books, the library cur­ rently subscribes to more than 1,060 periodical titles, with a number of bound journal back files dating from the nine­ teenth century. Special holdings reflect Biola 's enthusiasm and scholarly interest in Bible history and translation, the historical roots of fundamentalism and evangelical Christian­ ity, and the worldwide witness of Christian missions. Auxiliary collections embrace extensive microform resources; many reference resources in Braille; comprehensive pamphlet files including maps, charts, mission resources, and a wide variety of topics in the liberal arts; and special holdings of text and cuniculum resources appropriate to teacher education. To facilitate study and the use of library resources, the Rose Memorial Library provides access to its holdings by SCROLL, the on-line public access catalog and circulation system, and an increasing number of CD-ROM index databases available for patron searching. These initial steps in library automation reflect the University's commitment to providing quality service and expanding resources through the electronic exchange of ideas. In addition, copy machines, rental typewriters, microform readers and reader-printers faci litate resource use. Study tables and ind~ victual carrels can accommodate approximately 400 patrons. Library services offer trained reference help at all times, with special effort made to relate students and faculty to other impor­ tant library resources of the southern California area, the nation, and throughout the world. Reciprocal borrowing privileges are available for undergraduate and graduate students to access the impressive resources at California State University at Fullerton. Traditional interlibrary loan services are available. In-house and network computer services help Biola scholars to access the inter­ national bibliographical databases through OCLC and DIALOG. Five professional librarians, supported by a well qualified paraprofessional staff and many student assistants, comprise a library work force dedicated to service more than 70 hours per week during the regular semester with adjusted sched­ ules of service available year round. MEDIA CENTER The University Media Center offers a variety of methods to enhance the quality of communication by faculty and students. Among these methods are the Media Center's physical resources. Thousands of computer indexed tapes, CDs, laser discs, and films are open to use, as well as the latest presentation equipment and a presentation preparation lab. These physical resources are available at no charge. The media center is also available to work directly with faculty and. students so that they will have the infor­ mation and the training to create optimized presentations. The art of communication is also furthered by the Media Center's basic research. Quantifiable investigations, informal feedback from faculty and students, and dialogue with outside educational experts are synthesized to create new tools and methods.



•••••••••••• Financial Information



Summer Session

Semester Audit Fee Per Unit

Annual Tuition


Semester Tuition




Per Unit

Per Unit

Per Unit

(12-18 units) $5,977

(12-18 units) $11,954

(1-11 , 19+) $499

Undergraduate Tuition (including A.S. fee) English Language Studies (102-109)




Special Student Tuition (non-degree seeking) Undergraduate Special Students 5,977

11 ,954





Continuing Studies Adult Degree Program


282 272

English Language Institute (I00-10 I) Graduate Tuition (including A.S. fee ) School ofA rls and Sciences & GraduateSpecial Students (post baccalaureate 272 per unit

272 per unit

272 per unit

269 per unit

272 per unit

50 per unit

except Rosemead) School of lntercullural Studies (including A.S. fee ) Master 's Programs and specials 272 per un it

272 per unit 499 per unit 499 per unit

272 per unit 499 per unit 499 per unit

269 per unit 475 per unit 475 per unit

272 per unit 499 per unit 499 per unit

50 per unit 499 per unit 499 per unit

Doctor of Education Doctor of Missiology

499 per unit 499 per unit

Talbot School of Theology (including A.S. fee) Master's Programs and specials

272 per unit 499 per unit 749/ course

272 per unit 499 per unit 749/ course

272 per unit 499 per unit 749/ course (1-8, 17+ units)

269 per unit 475 per unit 749/ course

272 per unit 499 per unit 749/ course

50 per unit 499 per unit 749/ course

Doctor of Education Doctor of Ministry

Rosemead School ofPsychology (including A.S. fee ) Master of Arts and specials

(9-16 units)

(9-1 6 units)

6,304 6,304 6,304

12,608 12,608 12,608

501 501 501

525 525 525

525 525 525

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Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Psychology


Biota University seeks to provide a quality education for all its students at the most reasonable cost possible. As a pri­ vate, non-profit institution, Biota University receives no sup­ port from taxes or other public funds. Tuition paid by the students does not cover the costs of providing a quality edu­ cation. Consequently, every student who attends Biota Uni­ versity receives a substantial subsidy made possible by the gifts of alumni, individual friends, interested churches and, in a few cases, businesses and corporations. The expenses of students at Biola University are shown in the following schedules. The University reserves the right to change all student charges, modify its services, or change its programs of study should economic conditions, curriculum revisions or national emergency make it necessary to do so. APPLICATION FEE An application fee of $35 must accompany each applica­ tion. This fee is non-refundable. Applications for spring received after January 1, or for fall received after August 1 must be accompanied by a fee of $45 rather than $35. ROOM Per year in residence hall .............................$2,250-$2,588 Per semester ...................................................$1, 125-$1,294

Meal Tickets (required for all undergraduate resident students) Per year ...........................................................$1,934-$2,424 Per semester ............. ............. ... ....... .. ...............$967-$1,212 APARTMENT RENT One-bedroom, unfurnished (married couples) $690/ month , all utilities included Two-bedroom, furnished (single students) $304/ person/ month , all utilities included, based on four-person occupancy GENERAL FEES (In addition to tuition, only as applicable to the individ- ual student.) *Enrollment Deposit (non-refundable) Undergraduate .............................................. .. .........$100.00 Graduate Psychology ..................................... .. ........... 100.00 All other programs .......................................................50.00 *Upon notice of acceptance, an enrollment deposit is required. This amount is applicab/,e toward the total expenses during the stu­ dent's last semester ofenrollment, but is forfeited if the applicant Jails lo report /or the semesterfor which application was made.


Graduate Psychology Program Admissions Personal Interview Fee

Room Reservation Deposit .... ......... .. .............. .........$100.00 Readmission Application Fee ........ .. .... .. ....... ... ...... .. .... 10.00 Late Registration - Any time after scheduled registration ...........................................45.00 Late Pre-registration - Any time after scheduled pre-registration but before end of semester ..... ........ ..... ..... ............20.00 Special Registration Fee .. ........ ... .. ........... .. .. .................35.00 Change of Class Schedule (Add/ Drop) .......................5.00 Late Change of Class Schedule ..................... .. ............ 15.00 Diploma Fee ..................................................... ...... ......40.00 Cap and Gown Fee Undergraduate ....... .................. ................. ............20.00 Graduate ............... ..... .. ............................. .. ............35.00 Parking Fee (per year) ... ............. .. ....... .. ....... .. ........ ..... 74.00 Returned Check Fee (per occurrence) ... .... ...............20.00 Transcript Fee Official (per copy) ....................................... ............6.00 Unofficial/Student (per copy) ............... ... .......... ... 3.00 Graduation Petition Late Fee .......... ............... ... ........ 100.00 Accident and Medical Insurance** Fall estimate ..... .... ......... ........ .. ....... ......... ..... .. ...... 143.00 Spring estimate .. .. ... ............................................. 143.00 **Required of all students with more than six units and who do not file a "Certification of InsuranceCoverage"at the time ofregistra­ tion. Additional coverage is required of all students participating in or practicing/or intercollegiate spans at a rateof$150. 00 per year. SPECIAL FEES - UNDERGRADUATE There are special fees for specific labs, clinics, physical education/ recreation and camping courses, etc. See course descriptions for fees. Class and Laboratory Fees ....... .... ........ .. ..........$8.00-400.00 Nursing/ Business Application Fee ........ ............. ........ 20.00 Nursing Late Application Fee ... .... ............... ............... 10.00 Nursing Liability Insurance (per year) ........ .. ............ .14.50 Nursing Activity Fee (per year) ................................... 15.00 RN/ LVN Nursing Challenge Examination (per theory & per clinical challenge) .................. .50.00 Nursing Achievement Tests (per semester) ........................ .. ............... .. ............. 12.00 CPL Credit Evaluation Fee - BOLD (per unit) .............30.00 Competency Evaluation Fee - BOLD .................35.00 Biblical Studies outcome SPECIAL FEES - GRADUATE Talbot New Student Fee ................ ......................... ...$32.00 Doctor of Ministry Program Enrollment Deposit per course (non-refundable) ..... ........ ..... .... .........................$100.00 Late Enrollment Fee .... .. ................................. .... ... ... .100.00 Late Project Fee .. ... ..... .... ......................... ..... ...... .. ..... .. .50.00 Dissertation Fee ................ .... ...... ..... .... ... .. ..................749.00

(non-refundable) ................................................$50.00 Professional Growth Fee (per semester) ..................................................... 500.00 (Terminal M.A. students are required to pay the Profes­ sional Growth fee for three semesters. Students in the Psy.D. or Ph.D. programs pay the fee for a total of IO semesters, including those students who enter Rosemead with transfer credit.) Thesis/Dissertation Binding/Microfilming Binding (per copy) ....................................................$20.00 (University requires four copies) Personal binding (per copy) (optional) .....................20.00 Microfilming/ Indexing (one copy required) Doctoral dissertation .............................................45.00 Master 's thesis ... .. ........ ........................................... 15.00 Copyright- dissertation or thesis (optional) .......... 25.00 MUSIC FEES Private Study Per Unit One unit guarantees a minimum of 13 one half-hour lessons for the semester. In some cases up to 15 lessons may be possible. Fee includes the privilege of using practice room one hour per day. Music Majors: One Unit (one half-hour lesson per week) ............ .. .........$180.00 Non-Music Majors (per unit) ·· ··· ·············· ···· ······· ····· ... ...... ... ..... ... .. ... .210.oo Accompanying Fees, Per Semester Voice students (per unit of study) ................ .. ... ............ .. .............. 12.00 Instrumental students (per unit of study) ............... .... ............... ... ..............8.00 Recital Fees Fees range from $12.00 to $30.00 depending upon length of recital, length and complexity of printed program required. Complete information available in the music office. Class Instruction Voice or Guitar ................................ ........... ................$55.00 Electronic Piano Lab (two hours per week) ............ ..................... ...........90.00 Movement and Dance Class ........................ ......... ...... .50.00 The University has the fo llowing organs: a 26-rank, three­ manual Schantz; a 12-rank, two-manual Tracker; a two-man­ ual Rogers 110; and two two-manual Rogers 75.



TYPICAL COSTS The combination of tuition, fees and aswciated expenses at Biola University is sufficientlyhigh that it is neces.sary for students to carefullycalculate their financial resources and costs. The fo~ lowing estimated student budget reflects the average cost to full­ time students for the I994-95 academic year (nine month): Undergraduate With On Off Parents Campus Campus Tuition & Fees $11,954 $11 ,954 $11 ,954

PAYMENT OPTIONS Astudent 's account must be curren t (no outstanding bal­ ances) prior to re-enrollment in subsequent sessions. Cost of tuition , room and board and special fees maybe paid in one of the fo llowing ways: Plan 1 - Payment of each session in full on or before the dayof registration. Plan 2 - Adown payment at the time of registration with payment of any remaining balance by the first payment due date (October 15 - fall semester; March 15 - spring semes­ ter). Down payments include 60% of the balance of tuition, room and board, class fees and vehicle registration less con­ firmed financial aid plus I00% of insurance charges. No finance charges are assessed. Plan a - Adown payment as described in PLAN 2 with the remaining balance in three payments (October-December or March-May). A finance charge of 1.5% per month of the first $1,000 of unpaid balance and I%per month of unpaid balance over $1,000 is added at each billing to carry the account. Al l pay­ ments are due in the Student Accounting Office on or before the 15th of the month as indicated in the bi llingsummary. DOWN PAYMENT Minimum down payments 1 are calculated accord ing to the fo ll owi ng schedule: Master's &Special Undergraduate I Programs3


Room & Board Books & Supplies Personal/Misc. Transportation

















Graduate - Master's Programs and Specials (except Rosemead) (Based on 9uni ts With On Off per semester) Parents Campus Campus Tuition & Fees $4,896 Room & Board 2,124 Books & Supplies 630 Personal/Misc. 1,548 Transportation 576 TOTAL $9,774 Doctoral - Ed.O. and O.Miss. (Based on 12 un its With per semester) Paren ts $4,896 4,932 630 1,278 540 $12,276 On Campus $4,896 5,490 630 1,530 720 $13,266 Off Campus

$2,949 $1,469

$5,066 $3,586

On Campus Off Campus



1-3 units 4-6 units 7 uni ts and above

75% 60%


$ll ,954 2, 124 630 1,548 576 $16,832 With Parents $12,068 525 1,000 2, 124 630 1,548 576 $19,001

$ll ,954 4,932 630 1,278 540 $19,334 On Campus $12,068 525 1,000 4,932 630 1,278 540 $21,513

$11 ,954 5,490 630 1,530 720 $20,324 Off Campus $12,068 525 1,000 5,490 630 1,530 720 $22,503

Tuition & Fees Room & Board Books & Supplies

60% Graduate

Psychology 2

Ed.D.& D.Miss.3

Personal/Misc. Transportation TOTAL Graduate Psychology

$6,578 $4,728

$4,175 $2,695

On Campus Off Campus



1-3 uni ts 4-6 units

75% 60%

7 uni ts and above 4 units and above Notes


Tuition & Fees lnterterm (1st yr.) Prof. Growth Fee Room & Board Books & Supplies* Personal/Misc. Transportation** TOTAL

1 Daum payments include the amounts shown on this schedule plus the applicaable perr.enlllges for class fees and vehicle registration. Charges for insurance must be paid in full al the lime of registration. 2 Down payments in the Graduate Psychology program include the amounts shown on this schedule plus the applicable percentages for class fees and vehicle registration. Charges for imurance must be paid in full al the time of registra tion. At the time of registration, 75 % of the applicable Professional Growth Feemust also be paid. 3 Assumes 9units per semester.

*$700 for first year students **May be adjusted for practicum travel expense.

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