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Core Curriculum (Online Bachelor's Students)

Depending on the particular major, every Biola student will take approximately 60 to 64 credits of core curriculum coursework. These classes will ensure a robust academic experience and lay the groundwork for your major. Core curriculum classes span a variety of disciplines, biblical and theological studies, including English, math, science, history, language, communications, and fine arts. In some cases, you might have the opportunity to take classes in addition to the core curriculum, biblical studies and major course requirements. These electives provide you the chance to explore different fields of interest.


Core Curriculum Requirements for Online Bachelor's Students

Biblical and Theological Studies  30 credits (see more detailed requirements below)
Behavioral Science 3 credits
Communication 3 credits
English 6 credits
Fine Arts 3 credits
Foreign Language 0–4 credits, depending on program of study
History 3 credits
Literature 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Philosophy 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Total Requirements 60–64 credits

Please note that your major may have specific Core prerequisites you must complete. In addition, courses taken in high school, CLEP, AP, etc. can further impact the Core Requirements needed for graduation. After admission, your Admissions Counselor and Success Coach can further advise you regarding the Core Requirements you will need to complete.

Biblical and Theological Studies Requirements for Online Bachelor's Students

Foundational/Intermediate Courses

BBST 103 — Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation 3 credits
BBST 165 — Foundations of Christian Thought 3 credits
BBST 209 — Old Testament History and Literature 3 credits
BBST 210 — New Testament History and Literature 3 credits
BBST 260 — Christian Theology 3 credits
Total Requirements 15 credits


Integration Courses

Up to five program courses of integration may be used towards the Bible requirement. However, other specific BBST courses may be required. See individual programs for details.

BBST Integrative course (specified by program) 3 credits
BBST Integrative course (specified by program) 3 credits
BBST Integrative course (specified by program) 3 credits
BBST Integrative course (specified by program) 3 credits
BBST Integrative course (specified by program) 3 credits
Total Requirements 15 credits