The biology concentration requires students to take 12 credits of elective coursework in biological science, with studies ranging from nutrition to ecology to vertebrate biology.
The early childhood concentration requires 12 credits of coursework in early childhood curriculum, child development, classroom management and assessment of young children.
The English concentration requires 12 credits of elective coursework in grammar, composition, creative writing and literature.
The human development concentration requires 12 credits of elective psychology courses in such areas as sexuality, marriage, religion and cross-cultural issues.
The intercultural studies concentration requires 12 credits of elective coursework in such areas as intercultural communication, anthropology and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).
The mathematics concentration requires 12 credits of elective coursework in such areas as calculus, linear algebra, probability, statistics and number theory.
The physical education concentration requires 12 credits of elective coursework in such areas as kinesiology, sports management, psychology in physical education, and coaching techniques.
The Spanish concentration requires 12 credits of elective coursework in Spanish conversation and composition, Spanish literature and Spanish American culture.
The special education concentration requires 12 credits of elective coursework in such topics as teaching students with mild disabilities, introduction to autism spectrum disorders and classroom management for students with special needs.
The U.S. history concentration requires 12 credits of elective coursework in American government and history from the colonial period to the present day.
The visual arts concentration requires 12 credits of elective coursework in such artistic disciplines as drawing, design, sculpture, ceramics, painting and photography.
Biola’s liberal studies, multidisciplinary major seeks to train students who desire to work in a variety of education-related fields, including early childhood education, after-school programs, children’s ministry and more. As a part of the program, you’ll receive an education that prepares you to complete multiple subject or special education credentials at the graduate level. Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity to choose an academic concentration that will provide deeper training in a specific subject.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s liberal studies, multidisciplinary program offers several key advantages:
Throughout the liberal studies, multidisciplinary program, there will be a focus on a broad scope of subjects in philosophy, human development, fine arts, science and math that will prepare you for a wide-range of education-related professions. All students are required to choose one of the eleven concentrations. Some interesting topics and course highlights you will learn about include:
The liberal studies, multidisciplinary program is ideal for those who want a broad liberal studies education before entering graduate programs in special education, early childhood and more. As a well-rounded professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in rewarding areas such as: