Pre - Engineering Biola's pre-engineering program is a 3 + 2 cooperative degree completion program in which a student takes 3 years of classes at Biola, including the foundational science and mathematics courses of a typical engineering program. In addition, the student takes the Biblical studies and general education courses to meet Biola's requirements. Biola has a formal arrangement with the University of Southern California which permits the student, if qualified, to com­ plete the remaining 2 years of an engineering curriculum at USC and receive both the Bachelor of Science degree from Biola in Physical Science, and the Bachelor of Engineering degree from USC. Some students in this program elect to transfer to an engineering school other than USC; students interested in this option should contact the school of their choice no later than the beginning of their sopho­ more year.

Pre-Bible Translation Students interested in working in Bible translation, linguistics or literacy with organizations such as the Wycliffe Bible Translators are able to get Wycliffe approved undergraduate courses in these areas. These courses are taught by members of SIL and Wycliffe in the Department ofTESOL and Applied Linguistics (TAL). For further infor­ mation about this program students should contact the SIL office in the School of lntercultural Studies. For information about a minor 1n Applied Linguistics, see the TAL chair.

The student interested in this program should major in Physical Sci­ ence with an emphasis in pre-engineering.

Pre-Speech/ Language Pathology & Pre -Audiology

A student wishing to prepare for careers as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist or deaf interpreter should choose the Communication Disorders major in the Department of Communi­ cation Studies. Coursework in this major follows the guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and provides students with an understanding of both normal communi­ cation processes as well as communication disorders. Students have the opportunity to begin their clinical training in the on-campus Biola Speech & Language Clinic which provides speech-language assessment and treatment for members of the local community in a carefully supervised setting. Students who complete this major are prepared for the graduate studies necessary to obtain professional credentials. The Communication Disorders major at Biola University is a member of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and he National Academy of Preprofessional Pro­ grams in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition, the major has a local chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's pre-professional organization for students in communication disorders programs. Pre -Seminary B1ola University provides an excellent background in undergraduate education for seminary training. Students would be greatly assisted in preparing for their graduate studies by undergraduate courses in areas such as biblical studies, philosophy, logic, history of western civilization and advanced composition. The pre -seminary student should -.ompare the program at Biola University with the require­ ments of the par icular seminary the student plans to enter.


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