First Semester Courses | B.A. in Intercultural Studies

Most students should be in at least 14-16 credits per semester.



Freshmen

Step 1: Add a First Year Seminar Course

If you start Biola as a freshman student, you are required to take First Year Seminar in your first semester.

The First Year Seminar course for your major is:

  • GNST 102: First Year Seminar: Intercultural Studies


Note: If you start Biola as a transfer student (you took at least 12 credits of transferrable coursework after graduating high school), then you are exempt from this requirement.

Step 2: Add Major-Specific Courses

You will need to register for the following course during your first semester:

  • ANTH 200: General Cultural Anthropology.

Step 3: Add a Bible Course

You will need to register for at least one Bible course during your first semester.

Add one or two of the following courses:

  • BBST 103: Biblical Interpretation & Spiritual Formation
  • BBST 105: Foundations of Christian Thought
  • BBST 109: Old Testament History & Literature
  • BBST 110: New Testament History & Literature


Note: If you are going to take two Bible courses, we recommend that you take one of the first two options (BBST 103 or BBST 105) with one of the second two options (BBST 109 or BBST 110).

Step 4: Add an English Course

It is strongly recommended that you take an English course during your first semester at Biola.

Please add one of the following courses to your schedule (both courses fulfill the same requirement):

  • ENGL 112: Studies in Critical Thinking and Writing I
  • ENGL 100: Basic Studies in Critical Thinking and Writing*

Why I Should Take English 112:

  • I work best independently
  • I almost always understand and complete all of my written work on time
  • I am highly motivated to complete writing and reading assignments
  • I successfully seek out resources when needed

Why I Should Take English 100:

  • I like to spend time talking and writing out my ideas with others
  • I benefit from 1-on-1 instruction
  • I appreciate structured time to complete my written work
  • I would benefit from interactions with an advanced student mentor

*English 100 is required for students with this course listed on their Academic Success Plan.

Due to individual instruction, English 100 requires more seat time than English 112.


If you would like access to take English 100 instead of English 112, click on this link.


Note: Students with passing scores on AP, IB, and/or CLEP exams or college credit will not need to take ENGL 112 or ENGL 100. Click on this link to see the AP transfer requirements.

Step 5: Add a Foreign Language

Fill out the Foreign Language Requirements form to determine the courses you need to complete:

Start Foreign Language Requirements Form for BA Majors

Step 6: Add Additional General Education Courses or Bible Courses

Review your major’s Degree Requirements to determine additional general education courses required by your major.

Recommended general education courses:

  • PSYC 200: Introduction to Psychology
  • POSC 225: Survey of American Government, or HIST 108: US History to 1865, or HIST 109: US History Since 1865
  • COMM 100: Introduction to Public Speaking
  • COMM 160: Theater Appreciation, ARTS 100: Art Appreciation, or MUSC 101: Music Appreciation

Step 7: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Waitlists

If a class already has students on the waitlist (you can see this next to the days and times for a class in the schedule), or if the class is closed, you can be added to a waitlist if one is available. Click here to watch the instructional video.

Purchasing Books

Books for your classes will be available to view and purchase during “Enrollment Phase 2” on June 15, 2017. To view you books, log into myaccount.biola.edu and select the "Student Profile" tab. Under the tab, you will see "Fall Semester 2017."

AP, IB, and CLEP Tests

If you have passed AP, IB, or CLEP exams, see Biola's Transfer Policy to see how they will transfer to Biola. If you are waiting on test results, avoid classes for which you may receive credit.


The Advising Center is available to answer questions. You can contact us in the following ways:



Torrey Students

Step 1: Add a First Year Seminar Course

If you start Biola as a freshman student, you are required to take First Year Seminar in your first semester.

The First Year Seminar course for your major is:

  • GNST 102: First Year Seminar: Intercultural Studies


Note: If you start Biola as a transfer student (you took at least 12 credits of transferrable coursework after graduating high school), then you are exempt from this requirement.

Step 2: Add Torrey Courses

You will receive an email by May 15 from the Torrey Honors Institute with information regarding your Torrey classes. Please be sure that you add your Torrey (YMDT) courses to your schedule first.

Step 3: Add Major-Specific Courses

You will need to register for the following course during your first semester:

  • ANTH 200: General Cultural Anthropology.

Step 4: Add a Foreign Language

Fill out the Foreign Language Requirements form to determine the courses you need to complete:

Start Foreign Language Requirements Form for BA Majors

Step 5: Add Additional General Education Courses

Review your major’s Degree Requirements to determine additional general education courses required by your major.

Step 6: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Waitlists

If a class already has students on the waitlist (you can see this next to the days and times for a class in the schedule), or if the class is closed, you can be added to a waitlist if one is available. Click here to watch the instructional video.

Purchasing Books

Books for your classes will be available to view and purchase during “Enrollment Phase 2” on June 15, 2017. To view you books, log into myaccount.biola.edu and select the "Student Profile" tab. Under the tab, you will see "Fall Semester 2017."

AP, IB, and CLEP Tests

If you have passed AP, IB, or CLEP exams, see Biola's Transfer Policy to see how they will transfer to Biola. If you are waiting on test results, avoid classes for which you may receive credit.


The Advising Center is available to answer questions. You can contact us in the following ways:




You will be able to register for classes from My Account once you are assigned a registration time. Look for the "Register for classes" task on your account tasks page.

Considering Another Major?

Please contact academic.advising@biola.edu.

In the meantime, we recommend looking at courses for the major you are interested in.

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Degrees and Programs:
B.A. in Intercultural Studies
Last Updated:
May 22, 2017
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