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tise available to the Christian community and to society at large throughout the world. In brief, the mission of Biola University is to equip Christians to impact the world for Jesus Christ, primari ly through the ongoing lives of its graduates but also through the in-service work of its present students, faculty and staff. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE UNIVERSITY Biola University 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 programs, the intention of the University is to seek to produce a graduate who is: 1. Broadly educated in the arts and sciences with a biblical 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 expressions 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 content of the Bible commensurate in units with an undergraduate major. 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 mankind 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 a wholesome example and leader. b. One who expresses through his life a clear commitment 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 demonstrate Christian 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 fellow 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, one who respects authority, submits to the laws of the land and seeks constructive change through legal channels. *All third person pronouns are used generically. ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATIONS Biola University holds institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the institution and certain of its programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association, the Association ofTheological Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music, the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, the National League for Nursing, the California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. Biola University is authorized to train students under the Veteran's Bill of Rights. In addition, the college is affiliated with a number of professional orga nizations, of which the following are representative: American Anthropological Association; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers; American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; American Council on Education; American Guild of Organists; American Intercollegiate Athletic Women; American Library Association; Associated Collegiate Press; Association of Christian Schools, International; Association of College 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 Education of Teachers; Choral Conductors' Guild (California); Christian College Coalition; Christian Scholar's Review; College Entrance Examination Board; Council on Post-secondary Accreditation; Evangelical Teacher Training Association; Intercollegiate Press; Music Educator's National Conference; National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; Western Association of Graduate Schools; Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing; and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
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