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University Informat ion General Information: Historical Sketch Standards and Doctrinal Statement Objectives Accreditation Campus
Undergraduate Program Admission, Registration and Graduation Requirements: . .
Graduate Program* Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology: .. .......... G- I Biblical and Theological Stud ies Christian Education
Board of Reference .
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Boad of Trustees Administration .
Student Activities .... . . .
University Faculty . . . Academic Calendar
Min istry Missions Marriage and Family Ministries Master of Theology Doctor of Ministry Doctor of Education Institute of Theological Studies School of lntercultural Studies and World Missions: ............. lntercultural Studies Missions Doctor of Missiology School of Arts, Sciences and Professions:. Christian School Administration Educat ion Music
XII Maps .............. ........ . . XIV Index. XVI
Descri pt ion of Courses: Undergraduate Majors Art.
Financial Information . Tuition and Fees Payment Options Refunds Financial Aid
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Biblical Studies and Theology
13800 Biola Avenue La Mirada, California 90639-000 I Phone (2 13)944-0351
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Academic Standards .
Statement of Satisfactory Academic Progress
English . .. . .. .
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Foreign Languages .. History and Geography.
Counseling Services Commuter Students Learning Skills
Humanities . .
Mathematical and Computer Science .
Residence Hal ls Health Center Career Development Placement Ethnidlnternational Student Relations Food Service Bookstore
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Rosemead School of Psychology . Clinical Psychology
Physical Education, Recreation and Camp Administration, and Athletics.
*Pages in the graduate section of the cata log use the prefix "G" and are numbered independently from the undergraduate section.
Physical Science ...
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Political Science and Public Administration Psychology . . . . ..... .
Summer School lnterterm Study Abroad ROTC
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Sociology.... Social Science
General University Admiss ion, Registration and Requ irements: .... 16 Admission Registration Grades Graduation Requirements Degrees Offered University Enrollment and Graduation Statistics
Admission Forms Undergraduate Program. . . . . . . . . . . 72
Warm Biola University basks in the warm sunshine of southern California and is located in the friendlycommunity of La Mirada, approximately 20 miles south of Los Angeles (lOmiles north of Anaheim-Disneyland). While sur rounded by cultural and recreational opportunities of amajor cosmopolitan metropolis , the 95 acre campus is situ ated in aquiet suburban setting. The mild mediterranean climate of coastal southern California is conducive to year round outdoor activities from surfing local beaches to snow skiing nearby mountains. Los Angeles averages 325 days of sunshine per year with an aver age rainfall of 15 inches. Professional Biola University is comprised of four schools: the School of Art, Sciences and Professions, Talbot Theological Semi nary and School of Theology, Rosemead School of Psychology and the School of Intercultural Studies and World Mis sions. All are regionally and profession ally accredited and based on evangelical Christianity. The university offers three baccalaureate degrees in 24 majors, 14 masters, and four doctoral degrees.
Biblical Studies and Theology (B.A.) Bible
Humanities (B.A.) Classical Studies Communication English Foreign Language History Literature Philosophy
Public Administration (B.S.) Interdisciplinary Secondary Education
New Testament Old Testament Pre-Seminary
Biological Science (B.S.) Medical Technology Pre-Medical Secondary Education
Recreation and Camp Administration (B.S.) Social Science (B.A.) History Public Administration/Political Science Sociology Interdisciplinary Secondary Education
lntercultural Studies (B.A.) lntercultural Studies Missions Interdisciplinary Secondary Education
Business Administration (B.S.) Accounting Computer Information Management Marketing Secondary Education
Liberal Studies (B.A.) (Recommended for prospective elementary teachers)
Graduate Programs Talbot Thological Seminary and School of Theology Master of Arts in: Biblical Studies Christian Education Marriage and Family Ministries
Chemistry (B.S.) Biochemistry Pre-Medical
Mathematical Sciences (B.S.) Applied Math Computer Science Secondary Education
Christian Education (B.A.) Children Youth lntercultural Diversified Elementary Teaching Credential
Ministry Missions Theological Studies
(Professional degree) Composition Music Education Performance
Master of Divinity Degree Master of Theology Degree Doctor of Ministry Degree Doctor of Education Degree
Computer Science (B.S.) Information Systems Scientific Applications
Nursing (B.S.) (Qualified for RN licensure and Public Health Nurse Certification)
Communication (B.A.) Communication Disorders Interdisciplinary Print Media PublidOrganizational Communication Radio-Television-Film Drama Minor English (B.A.) English/Communication Waiver Program
School of lntercultural Studies and World Missions Master of Arts in: lntercultural Studies Missions Doctor of Missiology School of Arts, Sciences and Professions Master of Arts in: Christian School Admi nistration Education Master of Music in Church Music Rosemead School of Psychology Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Physical Education (B.S.) Secondary Education
Sport Physiology Coaching Minor
Biola University Undergraduate Programs
Physical Science (B.S.) Biochemistry Chemistry Medical Technology Physics Pre-Engineering Pre-Medical Secondary Education
and Emphases American Studies (B.A.)
Secondary Education Secondary Education
Art Education Graphic Design Stud io Arts
Asian Civilization Civilization of the Americas
European Civilization Secondary Education
General lnforniation Carrying on a tradition of educational excel lence that dates back 78 years , Biola University now encompasses four schools: The School of Arts, Sciences and Profes sions, Rosemead School of Psychology, Tal bot Theological Seminary and School of Theology, and The School of lntercultural Stud ies and World Missions. Offering three baccalaureate degrees in 24 majors, 14 masters and four doctoral degrees, Biola's commitment to academic excel lence is firmly rooted in its adherence to an in depth, knowledgeable and alive Christian ity. Each year, over 3 I00 students find Biola's unique blend of faith and learning conducive to their academic and vocational goals. Historical Sketch The cornerstone of the or igi nal Bible In st itute building in Los Angeles - and the future university - was laid on May 3 I , 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 peo ple, w ithout reference to race, color, class or creed will ever be welcome to its privileges. Spoken by Lyman Stewart president of the Institute and founder of the Union Oil Company, the words captured the vision of Biola's founders. Stewart together with TC Horton, had init iat ed the Bible Insti tute. with the first permanent organization taking shape in I 908. By 191 2, the school had grown in its outreach and constituency sufficiently to call R. A Torrey, a leader in the field of Christian education, as the first dean. The next seven decades have witnessed tremendous growth in the development and outreach of the school. Under the leadership of Dr. Louis T Talbot president from 1932 to 1952, the Bible Institute pro gram became a four year course, leadi ng 2
derstanding which are generated by stu dents and faculty in the disciplines and in integration with the biblical Christian world view. The other consists of publ ic services as students, faculty and staff make their professional and personal expertise avail able to the Christian community and to so ciety at large t hroughout the wo r ld. In brief, the mission of Biola University is to equip Christians to impact the world for Jesus Christ primarily through the ongoing lives of its graduates but also through the in-service work of its present students, fac ulty and staff Doctrinal Statement Inasmuch as the university is interde nominational and yet theologically conser vative, the Articles of Incorporation con tain a doctrinal statement which is given below: The Bible, consisting of al l the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, a supernaturally given revelation from God Himsel f, concerning Himself, His being, nature, character, w il l 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 con ceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin - Mary, a li neal descen dant of David. He lived and taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as is recorded in the fou r Gospels. He was put t o death by crucifix ion 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 disci ples, appearing unto them by the space of forty days. After this the Lord Jesus as cended 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 t his wor ld, but also in
is a Christian institution of higher education without any denominat ional affiliation. From an institute to a university, Biola's real cornerstone has remained the same: commitment to Jesus Christ and biblical Christianity (wi thin the evangelical Protes tant framework) as well as to the spiritual, academic and holistic growth of those who are personally committed to Him. The Mission of Biola University The mission of Biola Universit y is to be a Christian university, providing education at the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels in biblical studies and theology. in the liberal arts and sciences . and in selected applied and professional fields. It is to be Christian in the sense that the biblical Christian world view serves as the all-en compassi ng framework and integrati ng ba sis for t he entire content and conduct of the institution. It is to be a university in the full traditional meaning of the term, with knowledge and understanding bei ng gen erated and disseminated, with students and faculty continually developing to high levels their cognitive and affective poten tial, and with society being served benefi cially thereby. In combining the two terms. Christ ian and university, considerable em phasis is placed upon the scholarly integra t ion of biblical faith with all of the fields of learning, and also upon the practical interrelationships and interdependencies of faith, learning and livi ng as they are de veloped throughout the curriculum, the co-curriculum and the li fe-style. The mission of the university is to produce graduates who are (a) competent in their fields of study. (b) knowledgeable in biblical studies, and (c) earnest Christians equipped to serve the Christian communi ty and society at large. An expanded ver sion of this statement is pr inted in the cata log, for the institution as a whole and also for some of the specific programs. There are two additional "products" of the university. both of which are to be viewed as outgrowths of the task of pro ducing graduates of its baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate programs and not as sepMate from it. One consists of the schol ar ly contribut ions to knowledge and un -
to degrees in theology, Christian education and sacred music. The School of Mission ary Medicine came into being in 1945, lay ing the foundation for Biola's current bac calau reate nursi ng program. In 1949, the Bible Institute was renamed Biola College. Dr. Samuel H. Sutherland became presi dent in 1952 and with his leadership, the col lege obtained regional and professional accreditation. Additionally, many new pro grams of study were introduced, includi ng Talbot Theological Seminary. The demands imposed by the growing student body and the enlarged curriculum prompted the purchase of a sevent y-five acre site in La Mirada. Biola moved to the new site in 1959. Dr. Suther land retired as president in 1970, but continues 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 the fall of 198 1, the undergraduate programs in psychology were merged with Rosemead's graduate programs, forming the present Rosemead School of Psychol ogy. Dr. Clyde Cook became the seventh president of Biola on June I, 1982. Under his leadership, the School of lntercu ltural Studies and World Missions was instituted as part of the university, beginning in the fall of 1983. Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology also began in the fall of 1983 as the resu lt of a merger be tween appropriate undergraduate pro grams and the graduate programs of Tal bot Theological Seminary. 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 both church related vocations and the many other vo cations and professions embraced by the present curr icu la. In addition, the university
that which is to come, and put all thi ngs 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 Himsel f 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 per·son pos sessed of all the attributes of Deity, and should be worshipped as God by angels and man. "In Him dwelleth all the full ness of the Godhead bodily." All the words that He spoke during His earthly life were the words of God. There is absolutely no er ror 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, possessed of all the essential characteristics of human nature. By His death on the cross, the Lord Je sus made a perfect atonement for sin, by which the w rath of God against si nners 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 Lord Jesus is coming agai n to this earth, personally, bodily, and visibly. The return of our Lord is the blessed hope of the believer, and in it God's purposes of grace toward manki nd wi ll find their con summation. The Holy Spirit is a person, and is pos sessed of all the distinctively 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. All men, unt il they accept the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior, are lost, darkened in their understand ing, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, hardened in heart, morally and spiri tually dead through their t respasses and sins. They cannot see, nor enter the king dom of God until they are born agarn of the Holy Spirit
Men are justified on the simple and sin gle ground of the shed blood of Christ and upon the simple and single condition of fa ith 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. All those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and their Lord, and who con fess Him as such before their fe llow men, become children of God and receive eter nal life. They become heir·s of God and joi nt-heirs with Jesus Chr·ist At death thei r spirits depart to be with Christ in con scious blessedness, and at the second com ing of Christ their bodies shal l 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 et ernity exist in a state of conscious, unutterable, endless torment and anguish. The Church consists of all those who, in this present dispensation, tru ly believe on 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 tormented day and night forever. NOTE: This doctr inal statement, pre sented here as originally conceived by t he founders of the organization, has been and continues to be the stated theological posi tion of Biola University. In addition, the fol lowi ng explanatory notes indicate the or ganization's understanding and teaching position on certain points which could be subject to various interpretat ions. The Scriptures are to be interpreted according to dispensational distinctives with the conviction that the return of the Lord for His Church will be premillenial, before the Tribulat ion, and that the millennium is to be the last of the dispensations.
The Objectives of the University . Biola Univers ity seeks to instruct Chris tian men and women in order to produce graduates who are: I. Competent in their field of study; 2. Knowledgeable in biblical stud ies ; 3. Earnest Christians equipped to serve the Christian community and society at large. With particular reference to the under graduate programs, the intention of the university 1s to seek to produce a graduate who 1s: I. Broad ly educated in the arts and sci ences with a biblical perspective as the foundation. a. On who has broad exposure to the ideas that have shaped man's thinking. b. One who knows how to use rea soni ng processes: (I) who can use the processes of invest1gat1on, (2) who can reason logicall y, (3) who recognizes that man cannot rel y on reason and experience alone but must also exercise fa ith. c. One who can communicate and de fend his*· ideas on the basis of evi dence. d. One who has a well conceived sys tem of values and beliefs which are b1bl 1cally based and which mediate behavior. e. One who understands and appreci ates ethnic and cultural differences. f. One who understands himself, has a good self-image and is striving to re alize his potential. g. One who understands the various creative expressions of man's ideas and feelings 1n art. drama, music and literature. 2. Competent 1n his major. a. One who is competently prepared for se rv ice in those programs that lead directly to a vocation or profes sion, with all programs having the potential of preparing students for Christian ministries.
The Standards of Biola University . Biola University has long recognized a value in mai ntaining certain behavioral standards that contribute to the atmo sphere on campus , foster fellowship w ith a wide range of Christians and, 1n many 1_n stances, assist in st rengtheni ng our Chris tian testimony to our community. In this light. Biola University asks both its students and employees to be supportive of this behavioral standard. This institution is for earnest Christians who are sensitive to the many principles of Christian livi ng that are found in the Bible. The institution also states certain specific guideli nes for the conduct of faculty, staff and students. Although such regulations are not the basis of our standi ng in Christ, and are not a necessary consequence of it, they can strengthen the life and testimony of both the individual and the 1nst1tut1on. To this end, Biola expects its facu lty, staff and students to refrain from the use of al coholic beverages and tobacco and from gambling and dancing. Further, Bida, . though appreciating the rich contribution of the arts to mankind, deplores morally degrading elements w henever they are found in the theatre, the entertainment media and literature; Biolans are expected to abstain from all aspects of such t hat morally degrade Biola University does not presume to be a censoring agency for all activities; it does, however, expect tangible evidence of maturing Christian convictions and discerning judgment. Biola reserves the right to dismiss a stu dent who, in its judgment, does not cor: form either to the stated regulations gov erning student conduct or to the ex pressed principles, policies and programs of the un iversity. These standards apply to the student while he is enrolled in any of the schools or programs of the university including sum mers and vacations, on campus and off campus.
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 fi lli ngs of the Holy Spirit, there is only one bap ti sm which occurs at the time of regen erati on. God gives His gifts to His peo ple, in His sovereignty and not on de mand. The char ismatic manifestations (e.g., tongues and heali ng) had special significance during the revelatory period of the New Testament apostolic era and are not at all a necessary special work of the Holy Spirit today. Confession before men is viewed as a tangi ble fru it of salvation and not as a quali fying condit ion for salvation. Teaching biqlical studies for academic credit at Biola University 1s a complex situ at ion. A major goal of all teaching is for t he student to gain knowledge and under standing of the subject matter as well as fa miliarity with the methodology of the field. Such a goal is of importance here. The Scriptures, however, are considered more than academic subject matter. They are the Word of God written for the purpose of revealing God and His actions with the de si re of bringi ng people to harmony with Him. Our acceptance of the d1v1ne nature and int ent of Scripture gives ultimat e meaning and direction t o all studies relating to the Scriptures. Entailed in the further ance of the divine intent of Scripture are many facets of study ranging from the_ practical procedures for the propagation of the Christian faith to the highly technical dimensions of critical biblical studies and philosophical theology. Throughout this di versity of endeavors and the wide variety of gi fts and skills employed, however, all participants are fi nally engaged 1n a com mon task which may be summarily stated as the understanding, acceptance and propagation of the biblical faith.
b. One who is thoroughly prepared for graduate study in those pro grams 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 un- dergraduate major. _ . b. One who has integrated biblical thought into his major fields of inter est. 4. Able through his vocat ion, church and community to make dist1nct1ve contribu tions to mankind and to enhance the spiritual well-being of those whom and with whom he serves. a. One who has developed and main tained high moral standards for his own benefit and in order that he might serve as a wholesome exam ple and leader. b. One who expresses through his life a clear commitment to Chr ist. who is able openly and wisely to share both his knowledge of the Bible and his commitment to Christ with oth ers; and who demonstrates Chr is tian love toward others. c. One who is prepared to fulfill Christ's commission to make disci ples of all nations. d. One who is sensitive to the total needs of his fellowman and who is equipped to contribute to the meet - ing of those needs. . e. One who holds to the conv1ct1on that the Christian 1s to be a good citizen of the State, one who re spects authority, submits to the .laws of the land and seeks constructive change through legal channels. '*All third person pronouns are used ge ner ically. Accreditation and Affiliations Biola University holds institutional ac creditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Col leges. In addition. the institution and certain of its programs are accredited by the
The Community of La Mirada The city of La Mirada is in Los Angeles County, twenty-two miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, and is surrounded by such cities as Whittier, N orwalk, Buena Park, La Habra and Fuller ton. La Mirada is a suburban residential community with a population of 40,000 Included w ithin the vicinity are several major shopping areas in addition to many other business establish ments. La Mirada is situated near many of the outstanding attractions of Southern Cali fornia. Downtown Los Angeles can be reached in a half-hour's drive from the campus. D isneyland is twelve miles to the southeast and famed Knott's Berry Farm is six miles away. W ithi n an hour 's drive are such popular beach cities as Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. Recreational facilities are easily accessi ble. An eighteen-hole gol f course lies a mile east of the campus and other parks in the area offer opportuni ty for activities and relaxation. An hour's drive will take one into t he nearby mountains where wi n ter sports are available. Cultural and research opportunities abound in the area. Several major un iversi ties and libraries are within easy drivi ng distance of La Mirada including the Univer sity of California, Los Angeles , the Univer sity of Southern Cal ifornia, the University of California, Irvine and several other state and private institutions. T he Biola University Campus The campus is bounded on the west by Biola Avenue and on t he east by La Mirada Boulevard. It is located between the large east-west t horoughfares of Rosecrans Ave nue and Imperial Highway Approximately three miles to the southwest is the Santa Ana Freeway, (Freeway 1-5). Students coming to the campus by auto mobile should follow these directions: coming from the northwest. leave the San ta Ana Freeway at Rosecrans and travel east to Biola Avenue; coming from the southeast. leave the Santa Ana Freeway at Valley View and travel nrn-th to Rosecrans.
American Association of Bible Colleges, The American Psychological Associat ion, 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, 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 w it h a number of professional organizations, of which the following are representative : American Anthropological Association; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; American Associ ation of Collegiate Registrars and Ad mission Officers; Amer ican Associat ion of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; American Camping Associ ation; American Council on Education; American Guild of Organists; American Intercollegiate Athletic Women; Ameri can Library Association; Associated Collegiate Press; Association of Chris tian Schools, International; Association of College Unions Internat ional ; Ameri can Association of H igher Education; Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities ; California As sociation of Health, Physical Educat ion, and Recreation; California Council on t he Education of Teachers ; Choral Con ductors' Guild (California); Christian Camping International ; Christian College Coalition; Christian Scholar's Review; College Entrance Examination Board; Council on Post-secondary Accredita tion; Evangelical Teacher Training Asso ciation; Intercol legiate Press ; Music Edu cators' National Conference; National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; Western Assoc iation of Graduate Schools; Western Council on Higher Education for Nursi ng; and Western In terstate Commission for H igher Educa tion.
then turn right to Biola Avenue; coming from the east via San Bernardino freeway ( I0) turn sout h on the Orange Freeway (57) to Imperial Highway and travel west on Imperial Highway to Biola Avenue. (Note See inside cover map.) The campus now consists of 95 acres with over 1/2 mill ion square feet of build ing space in 30 major buildings. Just under half of the space is ded icated to 7 student residence complexes, housing nearly 1400 students in a fine variety of living quarters. The rest of the buildings house classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, offices and stu dent services. Highlights of the buildings in clude Soub1rou Hal l, a newly remodeled 9,500 square foot budding containing spe cialized classrooms for nursing instruction, along with nursing department faculty of fices; Lansing Auditorium, a 450-seat con cert hall with a fine pipe organ and excel lent acoustics; the Rose of Sharon Chapel. a small chapel exclusively rese1-ved for si lent pi-ayer and meditation ; and a gymnasi um-swimming complex with a short course olymp1c pool. On the eastern side of the campus lie the athletic fields. Included are a crushed brick quarter-mile track, an excellent base ball diamond, a soccer field, and archery range and tennis courts. Add1t1onal recreation facilities are located in the I05- acre La Mirada Regional Park, just across La Mirada Boulevard from the B1ola campus. In addition, Biola has a long term lease on 20 acres adjoining the main campus which formei-ly housed an intermediate school. This land includes 58,000 square feet of classrooms and office bu ildings, and over IO acres of athletic fields available for B1ola's extensive intramural program and for info1-mal 1-ecreation. The Library Th Biola University Lib1-ary is under a unified administration and serves the un dergraduate and graduate levels of Biola University The periodical subscriptions in clude I ,052 titles currently being received. Other holdings include over 165,000 vol umes of books and bound per iodicals.
Auxiliary collections contain pamphlet files and curriculum teachi ng un its for t he ed'u cation and Christian education depart ments. The main public catalog and other files contain approximately 750,000 cards . Two copy machines are accessible to students. The library has microfiche, mi crofilm and microcard readers. Audio-vi sual materials are available for student use from the Media Center. In addition, there are listeni ng cente1-s for language studies and other taped instruction at the Media Center. Students have access to the several mil lion volumes in the libraries of a dozen col leges, universities and seminaries in the greater Los Angeles area. Students and faculty have access to bib liographic search service through the data bases of CLASS, DIA LOG and RLIN. The staff consists of four professional li brarians, nine full-time assistants and a number of part-time student assistant s. Media Center The Media Center services the equip ment and non-book instruction needs of the university. Equipment and instructional materials are located on the McNally por tion of the campus . The collection of ma terial includes 16mm and 8mm motion pic tures and film clips, 35mm filmstrips, audio tape recordings, video t ape recordi ngs, disc records, overhead transparencies, slides and other types of educational mate rial. Appropriate equipment is available for large group, small group or individual study of the instructional materials. Production of slides, filmstrips, thermal or diazo transparenc ies as well as many other services are available to the faculty upon request. Bookstore The University Bookstore is open six days and two evenings a week to supply all required textbooks as well as non-re quired books. Students will find a large se lection of cards, stationery, gift items, records and music, school and art supplies, plus items for personal needs. Bibles in a variety of styles and bi ndings are available.
Biola University seeks to provide a qual- ity education for all its students at the most reasonable cost possible. As a private, non-profit institution, Biola Un iversity re- ceives no support from taxes or other public funds. Tuition charges paid by the students do not cover the costs of provid- ing a quality educat ion. Consequently, ev- ery student who attends Biola University receives a substantial subsidy, made possi- ble by the gifts of alumni, individual friends, interested churches and in a few cases,
Biola University Tuition Information
businesses and corporations.
The expenses of students at Biola Uni- versity are shown in the following sched- ules. The university reserves the right to change all student charges, modify its ser- vices or change its programs of study should economic conditions, cu r ricul um revisions or national emergency make it necessary to do so. Application Fee An application of $25 must accompany each application. This fee is non- refundable. Applicat ions for spring re- ceived after January I , or for fall received after August I must be accompanied by a fee of $35 rather than $25. Room and Board Per Year $2,874.00 First semester-room $740; board $697. Second semester-room $740; board $697. General Fees (In add ition to the above tuition, only as appl icable to the ind ividual student) Room Reservation Deposit .... $50.00
1-11, 19 +
UNDERGRADUATE TUITION (including AS. fee)
SPECIAL STUDENT TUITION (non-degree seeking) Undergraduate Special Students
Graduate Special Students (post bacc. any school)
GRADUATE TUITION (including AS. fee) School of Arts, Sciences & Professions Master of Arts, Education
Master of Arts, Christian School Administration Master of Mus ic, Church Music
School of lntercultural Studies and World Missions (includi ng AS. fee)
Master of Arts, Mission Master of Arts, lntercultural Studies Doctor of Missiology
20 1 201
201 20 1
48 18 48 18
*Enrollment Deposit (non- refundable).
Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology (including AS. fee) Master of Arts
Late Registration- Any t ime after scheduled registra- tion . .................... 2000 Late Pre-registration
161 161 161
95 95 95
161 161 161
82 82 82
1926 1926 1926
3852 3852 3852
Master of Divinity Mast er of Theology Doctor of Education Doctor of Ministry
221 per unit 550/Course
221 per unit 550/Course
221 per unit 550/Course
221 per unit 550/Course
221 per unit 550/Course
221 per unit 550/Course
Any time after scheduled pre-registration but before
end of semester.
( 1-8 , 17+ units) 269 269 269
(9-16 units) 3232 3232 3232
(9-16 units) 6464 6464 6464
Rosemead School of Psychology Master of Arts, Psychology
Change of Class Schedule.
11 0 110 110
269 269 269
269 269 269
**Accident and Medical Insurance (Fall est. $75 00; Spring est. $90.00; $50,000 maximum)
Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Psychology
+ Parking Fee
Graduate Psychology Programs Professional Growth Fee (per semes- ter). . .................. 425.00 (Termi nal MA students are required to pay the Professional Growth fee for three semesters. Students in the Psy.D. or Ph.D. programs pay the fee for a to tal of ten semesters, including those stu dents who enter Ros mead with trans fer credit) *Enrollment Deposit (non- refundable). I 00.00 Admissions Personal Interview Fee (non-refundable) ........... 50.00 Registration Fee (per semester) . 15.00 Auditing Fee, per unit. . . I I 0.00 Continuation Fee for Students in Internship (per semester) ..... 50.00 Pre-Internship and AB.D. students must register for a minimum of three units each semester. Dissertation Binding Fee (five required copies, per copy) 15.00 Dissertation Microfilming . . ... 35.00 Dissertation Copyright (not manda- tory). . 20.00 Cap and Gown Rental . . 15.00 Diploma (for MA, PsyD. or PhD). 15.00 Rosemead Student Association (per se mester) (Except internship and AB.D. stu- dents) .. 20.00 *Upon not ice of acceptance, an enroll ment deposit is required. This amount is applicable toward the total expenses during the student's last semester of en rollment, but is forfe ited if the applicant fails to report for the semester for which application was made. 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 I 5 lessons may be possible.) Fee includes privilege of pract ice room
Non-Music Majors (per unit) .
Transcript Fee (for each copy after the first) ... 2.00 · 1 'Upon notice of acceptance, an enroll ment deposit is required. This amount is applicable toward the total expenses dur ing the student's last semester of enroll ment, but is forfeited if the applicant fails to report for the semester for which applica tion was made. **Required of all students with more than six units and who do not file a "Certi fication of Insurance Coverage" at the t ime of reg1strat1on. Additional coverage 1s re quired of all students participating in or practicing for inter-collegiate sports. (Year ly fees are based on group rates which are determined at the time of registration.) Special Fees - Undergraduate There are special fees for specific labs, clinics, physical education/recreation and camping courses, music courses, etc. See course descriptions for fees. Audit ing Fee, per unit. . . .. $25.00 Class and Laboratory Fees ... 8.00- I 00.00 Nursing Application Fee. . . ... 20.00 Nursing Late Application Fee. I 0.00 Nursing Liability Insurance (per year) 12.50 Clinical Nurs ing Fee (per semester) I 00.00 Commitment Service (per semester) ... 50 RN/LVN Nursing Challenge Examination (per theory and per clinical challenge). . . ... 50.00 Special Fees - Graduate Master's Programs (excluding psychology) * Enrollment Deposit (non refundable . . $50.00 Orientation Retreat . ... 40.00 Special Students' Fee, per unit 198.00 Thesis Project Non-Resident Fee 100.00 Thesis Binding, per copy. 15.00 Cap and Gown Rental (Master's) 15.00 Cap and Gown and Hood Rental (D. Min.). 19.50 Diploma . I 5.00 Doctor of Ministry Program Disserta- tion Fee .... 550.00 Th.M. Thesis Fee. . . 322.00
Accompanying Fees, Per Semester: Voice students per unit of study .. 21 .00 Instrumental students per unit of study . 14.00 Recital Fees (Fees range from $1 2.00 to $30.00 de pending upon length of recital, length and complexity of printed program re qu ired. Complete information available in the music office.) Class Instruction (Provides for- low student-faculty ratio of approximately IO I and acquisition and maintenance of specialized equip ment as necessary.) Voice or Guitar- ... 40.00 Electronic Piano Lab: Two hours per week .. 70.00 Three hours per week. . . ... 85.00 (The university has the following organs a twenty-six rank, three-manual Schantz; a twelve rank, two-manual Tracker; a two manual Rogers I IO; and two two-manual Rogers 75.) Typical Costs The combination of tuition, fees and as- socrated expenses at Biola University is suf- ficient ly high that it is necessary for stu- dents to carefully calculate their financial resources and costs. The followi ng esti- mated student budget reflects the average cost to students for the 1983-84 academic year (nine month) Undergraduate: Single Single Married on campus off campus Student Tuition and Fees $5,308 $ 5,308 $ 5,308 Books and Supplies 360 360 360 Room and Board 2,874 3,77 1 7,245 Personal 1,017 I, 134 1,872 Transpor- tation 468 675 756 TOTAL $10,027 $11,248 $15,541
Single Married on campus off campus Student Single
Tuition and Fees
$3,852 $ 3,852
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
2,874 1,0 17
3,771 I, 134
Personal Transpor- tation
Specials, Other Masters, and D. Miss.*
Single Married on campus off campus Student Single
Tuition and Fees Books and Supplies
$4,818 $ 4,818
Room and Board
3,77 1 I, 134
Personal Transpor- tation
$10,758 $15,05 I
* For MA Music and Ed.D. see undergrad- uate budget
use of one hour per day. Music Majors: One Unit (one half-hour lesson per week). .
. ............ $1 15.00
Payment Options Cost of tuition, room and board and special fees may be paid in one of the fol lowing ways Pl an I Payment for each semester in full on or- before the day of fall or spring regis tration. Plan 2 A down payment at the time of registration with payment of any remain ing balance by the first payment due date (Oc tober 15 - fa ll : March 15 - spring). No finance charges are assessed. Plan 3 A down payment at the time of registration and the remaining balance in three payments (October-December) or (March-May). A finance charge of I% per month of the unpaid balance at each bil ling is added for carrying the account All pay ments are due on or before the I 5th of the month as indicated in the bill ing sum mary Down Payment Down payments are payable according to the following schedule:
Single Married on campus off campus Student Single
Tuition and Fees
$ 6,464 $ 6,464
lnterterm (first year)
Professional Growth Fee
Books and Supplies*
Room and Board
3,771 I , 134
Personal Transpor- tation**
*$650 for first year students. **May be adjusted for practicum travel ex- pense.
UnderTalbot graduate Masters
$1,600 $1,100 In Full One Half One Third
$1,300 $ 800 In Full One Half One Third
On Campus Off Campus
1-3 units 4-6 units 7- 1I units 4-8 units
Specials,* Other Masters and D. Miss.
On Campus Off Campus
1-3 units 4-6 units 7-1 I units 4-8 units
One Hal f One Third
*MA Music and EdD. see undergraduate schedule.
Undergraduate Financial Aid Federal Aid The Pell Grant ( formerly Basic Educa t ional Opportunity Grant) program is a federal program which is designed to assist students with financial need. The maxi mum grant for 1984-85 was $1,900 The Supplementary Educational Op portunity Grant (SEOG) program, sup ported by the federal government, is de signed to help needy students. Work Study employment on campus is available to students who can demonstrate financial need. Under this program federal funds pay 80% of a student's wages, while the university pays the remai ning 20% Wages paid to students in the work study program vary according to the student's qualifications and duties performed. Under the Nat ional Direct Student Loan Program, a student may bor row up to $3,000 in his first two years of study and $6,000 by the end of his first undergrad uate degree. Repayment of NDSL begi ns six months after graduation or withdrawal from school. If the total amount is paid within six months of graduation, interest will be ac crued. Payments may be extended over a ten-year period at five percent interest on the unpaid balance. Members of the armed forces on active combat duty and students who transfer to other schools to complete undergraduate or graduate work, may defer payment and interest and extend the repayment period. Guaranteed Student Loans (GSL) are available through local banks, credit unions and savings and loan associations, for citi zens and nat ionals of the United States, or those in t he country for other than a tem porary purpose. It is the lender's option to make or deny the loan. Banks may require a deposit rela tionship. The program allows students to borrow up to $2,500/year as undergrad uates, but some lenders may have lower limits.
3. Room-same as above. lnterterm and summer session refund policy: I . Room is pro- rated to t he end of the week of official withdrawal. 2. $25 of the tuition charge is considered a registration fee and is non-refundable. 3. Per/unit refunds are subject t o the fol lowing schedule: - First week - complete refund , ex cept $25 registration fee. - In a two week course - no refund the second week. - In a thre·e or four week class, 30 per cent refunded during the second week, none thereafter. - In five week classes, 58 per cent t he second week, 30 per cent the third week, none thereafter. Tuition refunds for class changes (where applicable) wi ll be made in the same man ner as refunds for withdrawals (i.e.- full re fund within first two weeks of classes and pro-rat ed refund after second week until end of eight h week). All refunds must be requested by prop erly completing and submitting a depar ture card or class drop form, the official withdrawal dat e determining t he amount of refund. Laboratory and activity fees are refundable only if withdrawal is on or be fore the fi nal date of late regist rati on. Music fees are for private music lessons and are refundable in the same manner as tuition, except no refund after the sixth week. Financial Aid Information It is the desire of Biola University, wit hin the limits of its resou rces, to provide fi nan cial assistance t o needy students, especially those who, without such aid, would not be able to attend Biola Universit y. The office of student financial services offers counseling and ass istance in ascertai ning the most appropriat e forms of fi nancial aid for each student Biola University does not discr imi nate on t he basis of sex, race, color or national and ethn ic origi n in administration of its scholarship and loan programs.
Finance Charges One percent of the unpaid balance shown on each monthly statement will be added to the account as a fi nance charge. Transcripts may be withheld if a student has financial obligations to the university. All payments to a student's account af ter enrollment should be addressed as fol lows: Biola University Accounting Department I 3800 Biola Avenue La Mirada, California 90639-000 I In addition, to whom the payment is to be credited must be clearly stat ed . A student is not regist ered and cannot attend classes until satisfactory fi nancial ar rangements have been made with the of fice of student financial services. Refunds Inasmuch as faculty engagements and other commitment s are made by the uni versi t y for t he ent ire year in advance, the following refund schedule has been estab lished in order that the university and the student may share the loss equitably when it is necessary for a student to withd raw from school: Withdrawal within the first two weeks of classes : I . Tuition - full amount, less enrol lment deposit (students with six or fewer units, $25; Auditors, $20). 2. Board - pro-rated as of end of week in which meal ticket is t urned in to offi ce of student financial affairs. 3. Room - pro-rated as of end of the month in which st udent withd raws. Withdrawal after the second week and before the end of t he eighth week of classes: I. Tu ition - pro-rated as of end of week 3. Room - same as above but pro-rated by the week if room is re-rent ed before end of month. Wi thdrawals aft er eighth week of classes: I. Tuition - no refund. 2. Board - same as above. in which st udent withdraws. 2. Board - same as above.
Applicat ions for GSL may be obtained from the office of student financial services. The student may defer payment until the sixth mont h after graduation Int erest is charged at a rate of eight percent per year and the student has up to ten years to re pay the loan. Nursing Loans (up to $1,500 per year) are available to declared nursing majors. The interest on these loans is six percent Payment may be extended over a ten year period. California Loans to Assist Students (CLAS) is a new student loan program au thorized in 1984. Graduate students, inde pendent st udents and parents may borrow up to $3,000 annually at 12 percent Re payment begi ns 60 days after the loan is made. Student borrowers enrolled full time may defer principal until their status changes. State Aid Cal Grant A 's are made available to hundreds of Californ ia residents each year. Eligi bil ity is based on GP.A and financial need. In add it ion, several students from low income families receive funds through the Cal Grant B Program. Students attendi ng Biola are not eligib le to receive funds through the Cal Grant C program. Institutional Aid Bio/a Scholarships include academic, honor, and president ial awards. Academic: $200 to $1,500. 3.3 GP.A required and SAT scores of at least 800 or equivalent ACT scores; based upon aca demic achievement and financial need. Honor: One-half tuition annually. 3.85 GPA required for entering fresh men and SAT scores of at least I000 or equivalent ACT: 3.60 GP.A required for continuing Biola students based upon aca demic achievement.. President's Award: Full tuition . Senior st anding with intention to graduate at the end of the school year required, along with a minimum 3.60 GP.A, atten dance at Biola for at least two years as well as personal qual ifications.
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