college catalog is a 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 ~ credentials. The photos give you a glimpse of the campus: some smiling young faces, some picturesque buildings. At Biola we are pleased with all we can offer you. This catalog lists every class 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 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 sunny days. 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 te ll 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 40 46 41 43 46 47 49 52 53 54 57 56 58 58 60 62 63 66 69 70 72 73 74 75 76


Historical Sketch

Commuter Students

Biblical Studies

The Role and Mission ofBiola University

Food Service

Biblical languages

The Objectives of the University Accreditation and Affiliations



Student Health Services

Biological Science School of Business

Campus Safety

Doctrinal Statement


International Student Services Disabled Student Services

The Community of La Mirada The Biola University Campus

Christian Education Communication Computer Science

Counseling Services


Career and Learning Assistance Service

Media Center


Appeals and Grievances

Computer Center


27 Geography

Special Programs


Financial Information



Admission, Registration and Graduation Requirements

American Studies



lntercultural Studies

Admission/Registration Requirements __ 15


Latin American Studies Russian Studies Program Middle East Studies Program

Undergraduate/ Graduate Programs

Modern languages



Admission of International Students and



Resident Aliens


Student Exchange Program in Korea Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

Physical Education


Physical Science/Physics


Los Angeles Film Institute

Political Science

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


School of Continuing Studies


Academic Load

78 79

Degree Completion Program


Classification of Students Numbering of Courses

English Language Studies Program

Air Force ROTC


Undergraduate Program High School Record Admission Procedure

Transcript Request

Extracurricular Activities Pre-professional Courses

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

Talbot School of Theology

General Information


Master of Divinity Program

Degrees Offered

Transfer Students

Master of Arts

Undergraduate Programs

Advanced Placement Program

Master of Arts Program in


Graduation Requirements

College Level Examination Program


Christian Education

Requirements for All Baccalaureate Degrees Requirements for All Graduate Degrees

Challenging a Course

Master of Arts Program in

T-11 T-12 T-13 T-13 T-15 T-19 T-32 T-35 R-1 1-1

Practical Theology

Community Qunior) College Transfer

Master of Arts Program in Ministry Certificate in Biblical Studies Master of Theology Program Doctor of Education Program Doctor of Ministry Program

Academic Standards Undergraduate Honors


Summary of University Enrollment

Philosophy of General Education

Fall Semester 1994

Biblical Studies and Theology Requirement

Summary of University Graduating Class

Arts and Sciences Requirement

1993-94 Academic Year

Departments and Course Descriptions __ T-21


Student Activities

Independent Studies

Graduation Rate Disclosure

Devotional Life Student Government Student Missionary Un ion Athletics

Talbot Graduate Student Awards Rosemead School of Psychology School of lntercultural Studies


Academic and Behavioral Standards Statement of Satisfactory Academic Progress Academic Probation

1-9 A-1

School of Arts and Sciences


Student Publications


Academic Integrity


Student Ministry

Community Agreements



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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 of Business, and the School of Continuing Studies. Offering three baccalaureate degrees in 23 majors, 10 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 Institute 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 to call R.A. Torrey, a leader in the field ofChristian 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 ofDr. 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 1949, the Bible Institute was renamed Biola College. Or. 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 7S.acre site in La Mirada. Biota moved to the new site in 1959. Dr. Sutherland retired as president in 1970, 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 Biota and relocated on the La Mirada campus. The undergradu- ate programs in psychology were merged with Rosemead's graduate programs in the fall of 1981, forming the present Rosemead School of Psychology. Under the leadership of Or. J. Richard Chase, Biota Col- lege became Biola University on July 1, 1981. The University was composed of the School of Arts and Sciences, Talbot Theological Seminary, and Rosemead School of Psychology. Or. Clyde Cook became the seventh president ofBiola on June 1, 1982. Under his leadership, the School of Intercul- tural Studies was instituted as part of the University in 1983.

Talbot Theological Seminary became Talbot School of The- ology in the fall 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 churc;h-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 to a university, Biola's cornerstone has remained the same: commitment to Jesus Christ, the inerrancy of Scripture and biblical Christianity (within an evangelical Protestant framework) , as well as to the spiritual, academic and holistic growth of those who are personallycommitted to Him. THE ROLE AND MISSION OF BIOLA UNIVERSITY The mission ofBiola University is biblically-<:entered edu- cation, scholarship, and service - equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Students. We exist for committed Christian students. Our quest is to graduate followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who are equipped with technical and relational skills to live and work with integrity, diligence, humility, and spiritual dis- cernment. We expect our graduates to enter families, com- munities, and careers to serve as leaders, role models, and competent professionals in their respective fields. Education. Our mission focuses on teaching and learn- ing. Our goals are inspirational teaching from faculty who exhibit joy in learning coupled with excellent communica- tion skills, and graduates who capture this excitement and dedication, and leave Biota empowered to think and practice in their fields of service from a Christian world view. Toward this objective, all students invest at least 20% of their course hours in biblical studies and the integration of their acade- mic disciplines with theology. Research. Discerning Christ-<:entered scholarship charac- terizes the work of faculty and students. Our undergraduate and graduate faculty grapple with the major intellectual, eth- ical, and cultural issues of our time relating them to a consis- tent biblical framework. The university seeks to nourish fac- ulty and students alike in a Christian environment which prizes research of the highest quality, and dialogue and criti- cal thought within the context of common faith. Values. Service to a diverse constituency, modeled upon the example of the Lord Jesus Christ, is our first priority. We commit to wve and respect for all persons, integrity in our words and transactions, and diligence in our labor. We aspire to excellence, creativity, and awe of GOD in the fulfillment of our mission. Our vision is to create a distinctive Christian univer- sity of service to the global community of faith. Impact . Our graduates make a difference. Servant lead- ers, apprenticed at Biota, impact both the church and the secular world with practical, diligent service in such diverse fields as the arts, communication, business, nursing, psycho!-



ogy and education. Our facu lty set the example in their pro- fessional practice, and through rigorous research , instruc- tion, and practical internships. Members of the faculty, staff, board of trustees, alumni and students all contribute in sub- stantive ways to societal and church needs. Character. Strength of character is our trust. Members of the faculty, staff, administration, and board of trustees covenant as a community to model Christian character in our daily lives and work. We further aspire to mentor and serve our students in a manner that nurtures Christian minds and character. Our alumni shall be recognized as men and women of character, who work and serve with integrity, humility, wisdom, and commitment. Evangelism. Our graduates bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Biola has played a major role in furnishing Christian leaders and workers for the church, society, and the cause of world evangelism since its founding in 1908. We anticipate that the ministry of "making disciples"will be expanding throughout the closing years of this century and well into the next. Biola understands its God-given mission and remains dedicated to the task. Our planning, fiscal poli- cies, and commitment to academic excellence are all directed toward the ongoing performance of the mission we have successfully pursued for more than eight decades. 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 pro- grams, the intention of the University is to seek to produce a graduate who is: 1. 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 we ll-conceived system of values and beliefs wh ich 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 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 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 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 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 University holds institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (1961). In addition, the institution and certain of its programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association (1980), the Association of Theological Schools (1977), the National Association of Schools of Music (1970), the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (1966), the National League for Nursing (1972), and the California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing (1960). Biola University is authorized to train students under the Veteran's Bill of Rights. In addition, the University is affili- ated with a number of professional organizations, of which the following are representative: American Anthropological Association; American Associa- tion 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 Christ- ian Schools, International; Association of College Unions International; American Association of Higher Education; Association of Independent California Colleges and Universi- ties; 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 Exami- nation Board; Council on Post-secondary Accreditation; Evan- gelical 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. 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 descendant 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 Pi late. 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 with 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 tl1e 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 HolySpirit is a person, and is possessed of all the dis- tinctivelydivine 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, morally and spirituall y dead through their trespasses and sins. They cannot see, nor enter the Kingdom of God until they are born again of the Holy Spirit. 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 Ho ly Spirit, through the instrumentality of the Word of God. All those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and their Lord, and who confess Him as such before their fellow men, become children ofGod 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. All 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 devil , 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 slalement, presented here as arigina!fj amaived /Jy the fuurulers of the orgr.iniuztion, has ~ and amtinues to ~ the staled theo/JJgir,al posiJ.wri of Bio/a University. Where "man" is used, ref erring to the human race, it indudes both genders. In addition, the following explanatory notes indimte the orgr.iniuztion 's understanding and teaching posiJ.wri on cerlain poims which could ~ suhjed to various inierpretations: The Scriptures are to be interpreted according to dispensa- tional distinctives with the conviction that the return of tl1e Lord for His Church will be premillennial, before the Ttibulation, 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 sovere ign creator and sustainer of the entire natural realm. Concepts such as theistic or threshold evolution do not adequately explain creation.



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 asuburban residential community with a population of 40,000. Included within the vicinity are several major shopping areas in addition to many other 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- ving 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 miles to the south- west is the Santa Ana Freeway (Freeway 1-5). Students coming to the campus by automobile should fol- low 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 Val- ley View and travel north to Rosecrans, then tum right to Biola Avenue; coming from the east via San Bernardino Freeway (10) tum south on the Orange Freeway (57) to Imperial Highway and travel west on Imperial Highway to Biola Avenue. The campus consists of 95 acres with 700,000 square feet of building space in 30 major buildings. Just under halfof the space is dedicated to seven student residence complexes, housing nearly 1,500 students in a fine variety of living quarters. Living quarters range from the traditional residence hall to fully inde- pendent apartments, and special housing is available for both married students and graduate students. The rest of the build- ings house classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, offices and stu- dents services. Highlights of the buildings include Soubirou Hall, containing specialized classrooms for nursing instruction, along with nursing department faculty offices; Lansing Auditorium, a 450-seat concert hall with a fine pipe organ and excellent acoustics; the Rose of Sharon Chapel, a small chapel exciusively reserved for silent prayer and meditation; and a gymnasi~ ming complex with a short-course Olympic pool.

Though there may be many fillings of the Holy Spirit, there is only one baptism which occurs at the time of regen- eration. The gifts of the Spirit are given to believers accord- ing to the Will of God for the purpose of building up the Church. During the foundational era of the Church (i .e., the time of Christ and the Apostles) God gave special mani- festations of the overtly supernatural and miraculous gifts (e.g., tongues, healings, miracles) as "signs" that witness to the validity of those bearing new conical revelation ( c.f. 2 Cor. 12:12; Heb. 2:3-4). Beyond the foundational era, God in His sovereignty may grant any spiritual gift and work miraculously for the benefit of His Church at any time. 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 University does weigh carefully the understanding and per- sonal convictions of employment applicants on these points as well as the nature of their prospective work assignments, in determining their suitability 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 contemp<r rary issues and interpretation of specific passages. Whether a divergent view is held by others on campus or not, care is taken to represent opposing positions fairly, so that students can decide for themselves in agenuine 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 worldview for the Biola graduate. CHAPEL University chapels and conferences are intended to bring the Biola community together regularly for worship, spiritual nurture and education regarding relevant issues facing us in our lives. The overall program brings a unique distinction to the ethos of Biola as a Christian university. Due to the cen- tral and significant nature of that ethos, attendance at chapel is required ofall studen ts.


MEDIA CENTER The University Media Center offers a variety of audio- visual tools and methods to enhance the quality of communi- cation by faculty and students. Among these methods are the Media Center's physical resources. Thousands of com- puter indexed tapes, CDs, laser discs and films are open to use, as well as the latest presentation equipment and a pre- sentation preparation lab. These physical resources are avail- able at no charge. The Media Center is also available to work directly with faculty and students so that they will have the information and the training to create optimized presen- tations. The art of quality communication is also furthered by the Media Center's basic research. Quantifiable investiga- tions, informal feedback from faculty and students, and dia- logue with outside educational experts are synthesized to cre- ate new presentation tools and methods. THE ROLE OF MICROCOMPUTERS IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OF THE UNIVERSITY Biola University 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 microcomputers for every student and requires their use in freshman English. It is the intent of the University, over time, to require the use of these microcomputers over awide spectrum of the curriculum. BOOKSTORE The Biola Bookstore is open Monday through Saturday with evening hours Monday through Thursday for the convenience of the students, faculty, staff and public. All required textbooks, as well as general books and supplies, are available. The Book- store has a large selection ofChristian books and offers Bibles in a variety of styles and bindings. During school breaks and vaca- tions the Bookstore has shortened hours. Please call (310) 903- 4883 for information. Computer Store Located within the Bookstore, the Computer Store is designed to meet the computing needs of the academic com- munity, offering computers, software and accessories for pur- chase. Software, such as Microsoft, Aldus, Adobe, Lotus, WordPerfect, are available. The Computer Store keeps dif- ferent hours than the bookstore. For store hours and more information, call (310) 903-4884.

On the eastern side of the campus lie the athletic fields. Included are a crushed-brick, quarter-mile track; an excel- lent baseball diamond; a soccer field; and lighted tennis courts. In addition to more than 15 acres of recreational facilities on campus, there are off-campus facilities in the 105-acre La Mirada Regional Park, just across La Mirada Boulevard from the Biola campus. 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 220,000 books, the library cur- rently subscribes to more than 1,090 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; selected Bible study tools 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 curriculum 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 data- bases· 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, coin-operated typewriters, microform readers and reader-printers facilitate resource use. Study tables and indi- vidual carrels can accommodate approximately 400 patrons. Library seivices 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 seivices are available. In-house and network computer seivices help Biola scholars to access the Inter- net and international bibliographical databases through OCLC FITTtSearch 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.



•••••••••••• Financial Information


Summer Session


Semester Audit Fee Per Unit



Semester Tuition

Annual Tuition



Per Unit

Per Unit

Per Unit

(12-18 units)

(12-18 units)

(1-11 , 19+)

Undergraduate Tuition (includingA.S. fee)







English Language Studi es (I 02-109) Special Student Tuition (non-degree seeking) Undergraduate Special Students 6,326






Continuing Studies Adult Degree Program


296 272

Engli sh Language Institute (100-101)

Graduate Tuition (including A.S. fee) School ofArts and Sciences & Graduate Special Students (post baccalaureate 272 per unit

272 per unit

272 per unit

272 per un it

272 per unit

50 per unit

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

272 per unit 528 per unit 528 per unit

272 per unit 528 per unit 528 per unit

272 per unit 499 per unit 499 per unit

272 per unit 528 per unit 528 per unit

50 per unit 528 per unit 528 per unit

Doctor of Education Doctor of Missiology

528 per unit 528 per unit

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

272 per unit 528 per unit 749/ course

272 per unit 528 per unit 749/ course

272 per unit 528 per unit 749/ course

272 per unit 499 per unit 749/ course

272 per unit 528 per unit 749/ course

50 per unit 528 per unit 749/ course

Doctor of Education Doctor of Minisu")'

Rosemead School ofPsycholo[fj (includingA.S. fee) Master ofArts and specials

(1-8, 17+ uni ts)

(9-1 6 uni ts)

(9-16 units)

6,653 6,653 6,653

13,306 13,306 13,306

555 555 555

525 525 525

555 555 555

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Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Psychology


Biota University seeks to provide a quality educati on for all its students at the most reasonable cost possible. As a pri- vate, non-profit institution, Biola University receives no sup- port from taxes or other public funds. Tuition paid by the students does not cover the costs of providing a qual ity edu- cation. Consequently, every student who attends Biola Un i- versity receives a substantial subsidy made possible by the gifts of alumn i, individual friends, interested churches and, in a few cases, businesses and corporations. The expenses of students at Biota Un iversity 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 I, or for fa ll received after August I 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 fo r 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) $294/ 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............................ ...................... I00.00 All other programs .... .... ...... ......... ... .... ... .... .. ..... .. ....... ..50.00 *Upon notice of acceptance, an enrollment deposit is requirnd. This amount is afrPlicable toward the total expenses during the stu- dent's last semester ofenrollment, but is Jo,Jeited if the afrPlicant Jails to report for the semesterfor which application was made.


Doctor of Ministry Program Enrollment Deposit per course

Room Reservation Deposit ..... .... .. .. ....... .. ... ........ .....$100.00 Readmission Application Fee ......................................10.00 Biola English Placement Exam make-up late fee ....... 15.00 Biola English Placement Exam (English Language Studies Program students on ly) Challenge ..........25.00 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 Health Insurance Plan** Fall estimate ............................................... .. ........ 164.00 Spring estimate ................................... ................. 164.00 **Required of all students taking seven units ur more unless a "proof of insurance card" is filed at the time of registration. Addi- tional spurts insurance coverage is required of all students participat- ing in interco/kgi.ate spurts at apremium of$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 ...................... .. .......$8.00400.00 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 Nursing Skills Lab Fee (Level I only) ...... .. ................. 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 Biola English Placement Exam make-up late fee ....... 15.00 Biola English Placement Exam (English Language Studies Program students only) Challenge ..........25.00

(non-refundable) ....... ... ..........................:······ ...$100.00 Late Enrollment Fee ........ ..... .. ................................... 100.00 Late Project Fee............................ ................................50.00 Dissertation Fee ..........................................................749.00 Graduate Psychology Program Admissions Personal Interview Fee (non-refundable) ................... .. ...... ......... ....... .....$75.00 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 to tal of I0 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 .... ... .. ..... ... .... ........................55.00 Master's thesis ... ... ..... ... ... ..... .. .... .. ..... ... ..... .. ...........15.00 Copyright - dissertation or thesis (optional) Doctoral Dissertation ........... ..................................35.00 Master's Thesis .............. .. ....................... .... .. ...... .. .. 30.00


Private Study Per Unit One unit guarantees a minimum of 13 one half-hour lessons for the semester. ln 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) .......... .. .... .......$220.00 Non-Music Majors (per un it) .. ........... ............................. ...................255.00 Accompanying Fees, Per Semester Voice students (per unit of study) ...................... .... .. .. 12.00 Instrumental students (per unit of study) .. .......... .... ....8.00 Recital Fees Fees range froi:n $12.00 to $30.00 depending upon length of recital, length and complexity of printed program required. Complete information avai lable 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 11 O; and two two-manual Rogers 75.


PAYMENT OPTIONS Astudent's account must be current (no outstanding bal- ances) prior to re-enrollment in subsequent sessions. Cost of tuition, room and board and special fees may be paid in one of the following ways: Plan 1 - Payment of each session in full on or before the day of 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 3 - Adown payment as described in PIAN 2 with the remaining balance in three payments (October-December or March-May). Afinance 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 All pay- ments are due in the Student Accounting Office on or before the 15th of the month as indicated in the billing summary. DOWN PAYMENT Minimum down payments 1 are calculated according to the following schedule: Master's &Special Undergraduate 1 Programs 3

TYPICAL COSTS The combination of tuition, fees and associated expenses at Biola University is sufficiently high that it is neces.5al)' for students to carefully calculate their financial resources and costs. The fo~ lowing estimated student budget reflects the average cost to full- time students for the 1994-95 academic year (nine month): Undergraduate With On Off Parents Campus Campus Tuition & Fees $12,652 $12,652 $12,652




Room &Board Books &Supplies








Personal/Misc. Transportation








Graduate - Master's Programs and Specials (except Rosemead) (Based on 9 units With On Off per semester) Parents Campus Campus Tuition &Fees $4,896 Room &Board 2,196 Books &Supplies 648 Personal/Misc. 1,620 Transportation 594 TOTAL $9,954 Doctoral- Ed.O. and O.Miss. (Based on 12 units With per semester) Parents $4,896 4,932 648 1,314 576 $12,366 On Campus $4,896 5,670 648 1,566 738 $13,518 Off Campus

$5,275 $3,796

$2,949 $1,469 100%

On Campus Off Campus

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


75% 60%


$12,652 2,196 648 1,620 594 $17,710 With Parents $13,306 555 1,000 2,196 648 1,620 594 $19,919

$12,652 4,932 648 1,314 576 $20,122 On Campus $13,306 555 1,000 4,932 648 1,314 576 $22,331

$12,652 5,670 648 1,566 738 $21,274 Off Campus $13,306 555 1,000 5,670 648 1,566 778 $23,483

Tuition &Fees Room &Board Books &Supplies

60% Graduate

Ed.D.& D.Miss.3


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

$4,331 $2,851

$6,839 $4,990

On Campus Off Campus


1-3 units 4-6 units


75% 60%

7 units and above 4 units and above Notes


1 Dawn payments include the amounts slwwn on this schedule plus the applicaab/e perr.en.Jages J(!I' class and vehick registralion. Charges f (11' insurance must be paid in full al the time ofregistration. 2 Down payments in the Graduate Psychology program include the amounts shawn on this schedule plus the applicable percentages J(!I' class fees and vehicle registration. Charges for insurance must be paid inJull at the time of registration. At the time of registration, 75 % of the applicable Professional Growth Fee must also be paid. 3 Assumes 9units per semester.

*$750 for first year students **May be adjusted for practicum travel expense.

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