Smart Start Program

Are you at the point where you just can't wait for your first semester at Biola to begin? Do you wish you could use your summer more strategically and get a head start on completing your Biola degree?

Whether you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, you are probably asking yourself these questions and wondering how best to begin your path as a Biola student. With Smart Start you can take one or two Bible classes this summer before your first semester at Biola. You can get a head start on your Bible minor, and you will be introduced to the people you are going to be with for the rest of your college years. It’s the smart way to start at Biola.

Starting in July you will have the opportunity to take an online class (or two), working with a Biola professor and interacting with other incoming Biola students like you! You will then convene on campus in August for two days of in-class work to complete your course(s) before Biola welcome week even begins. This is a great opportunity to complete up to 6 credits (2 classes) of the required 30-credit Bible minor in just 7 weeks of coursework.

If you are convinced this program is for you, and you have already enrolled at Biola for fall 2016, then you can sign up for Smart Start now!

Classes Offered:

BBST 103: Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation (3 credits)

  • Online: July 5 - August 12
  • On-Campus: August 18-19

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BBST 110: New Testament History and Literature (3 credits)

  • Online: July 5 - August 12
  • On-Campus: August 18-19

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