Core Outcomes & Goals
Designed specifically for undergraduate students, the core curriculum is an integral part of your Christian liberal arts education. You’ll receive support, guidance and instruction that will shape specific learning outcomes and character goals, including:
Students will cultivate fruitful habits of mind through the pursuit of wisdom by learning to identify and explain a problem or issue, evaluate concepts and assumptions from multiple perspectives, ask relevant questions and articulate logical, well-organized and innovative conclusions.
To serve as effective citizens in a changing world, students will analyze or solve quantitative problems; understand, evaluate and create well-reasoned arguments supported by quantitative evidence; and clearly communicate quantitative arguments in appropriate formats.
Students will demonstrate Christ-like communication skills as they organize content cohesively, use compelling language and delivery that is audience-appropriate, incorporate supporting materials to establish credibility, and reinforce a memorable central message with civility.
Students will produce well-organized and clear writing, supported by strong, diverse evidence and precise explanation, applicable to its audience and consistent with the conventions of appropriate genres.
Students will ethically discover, evaluate, and use information, thoughtfully formulating and addressing research questions, explaining how information is produced and valued in a given discipline, and sharing their results with integrity.
Students will model cultural humility as they grow in love for God and their neighbor, prepared to act as agents of reconciliation through development of an informed understanding of cultural diversity and will respectfully engage people of various backgrounds, through campus, local and global community interactions.
As unique-image bearers of God in community, students will develop an informed understanding of civic roles, rights, freedoms, and responsibilities, and will respectfully communicate and apply key concepts with grace and truth in diverse communities.
Statement of Christian Liberal Arts Philosophy
Biola University is committed to equipping students with a robust Christian liberal arts education. Read more about our educational philosophy.