About IRIS

IRIS courses seek to engage the depth and complexity of subject areas at the root of a Biola education—such as, Bible, literature, art, science, math, communication, psychology, and history—by offering Biola’s general education (GE) or core curriculum classes in an interdisciplinary environment.

Each IRIS course features a unique team of teaching professors, assembled from various departments around campus, who work together to explore the connections between course topics, faith, and daily life.

Students are invited to join in these collaborative and conversational courses, not only to fulfill needed general education (GE) credits, but also to experience a unique, Christ-centered learning community and be inspired to pursue a lifetime of growth in mind and character.

Summer 2015 IRIS Course Offerings

Course Title Professor Credits for ... Course Code Location Schedule
Theology 1 Richard Park Bible (Foundation Course) BBST 251 Online* See Detail
Literature & Film Andrew Mauzey Literature ENGL 220 Online* See Detail
Nature of Math Matthew Weathers Mathematics MATH 120 Online* See Detail

* IRIS online course offerings are designed to be taken one at a time. There are no course co-requisites.

Fall 2015 IRIS Course Offerings

Sorry for the inconvenience, but there won't be any IRIS courses offered in the fall.


IRIS courses are worth three credits each. IRIS courses are offered at standard tuition rates. Click here to see tuition rates for summer 2015.



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Rachel Watson
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Want to know more about IRIS?
Contact Rachel Watson at (562) 944-0351, ext. 5563 or iris@biola.edu.

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