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Core Curriculum

Mission Statement

Biola University's Core Curriculum (GE) provides a Christ-centered, integrated, and intellectually and spiritually transformative education that fosters cultural literacy and humble, purposeful engagement in local and global communities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Core Curriculum (GE), students will be able to:


Critical Thinking: Students will identify and explain a problem or issue, recognize and evaluate concepts and assumptions from multiple perspectives, ask relevant questions, analyze appropriate sources, articulate logical, well-organized and innovative conclusions.


Quantitative Reasoning: Within a variety of authentic contexts, students will analyze or solve quantitative problems (those involving data, functions or computations); understand, evaluate and create well-reasoned arguments supported by quantitative evidence; and clearly communicate quantitative arguments in appropriate formats (words, tables, graphs, equations, etc.).


Oral Communication: Students will 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.


Written Communication: 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.


Information Literacy: Students will ethnically discover, evaluate, and use information to formulate and address research questions, explain how information is produced and valued in a given discipline, and share their results.


Intercultural Competence: Students will develop an informed understanding of cultural diversity and respectfully engage people of various backgrounds, through campus, local and global community interactions.


Civic Engagement: Students will develop an informed understanding of civic roles, rights, freedoms, and responsibilities, and will respectfully communicate and apply key concepts in diverse communities.


Christ-centered Formation: Students will identify the basic contents of the Bible, explain the major doctrines of Christianity from an evangelical perspective, demonstrate how faith connects to academic disciplines, and articulate the process of spiritual formation in their lives.


Applied and Integrative Learning: Students will develop an informed understanding of culture-shaping works and perennially influential works, draw connections among them, and apply that knowledge in various contexts.

Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

No Curriculum Map is currently available for this program.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

No Assessment Plan is currently available for this program.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

No Assessment Schedule is currently available for this program.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

No Annual PLO Assessment Reports are currently available for this program.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.

The Executive Summary is currently unavailable for this program.

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