Speaking in the broadest language, the “outcomes” of Biola University are graduates equipped in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. This, indeed, is our mission.
Biola’s values can be summarized as Truth, Transformation, and Testimony, and we carry out our mission in alignment with these values.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals … We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
Consistent with our mission and values, Biola University has established three University Learning Outcomes for students in all degree programs:
University Learning Outcome 1
Patterns of Thought
All students will be equipped in patterns of thought enveloped in truth.
University Learning Outcome 2
Patterns of Heart
All students will be equipped in patterns of heart rooted in the image of Jesus.
University Learning Outcome 3
Patterns of Action
All students will be equipped in patterns of action to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.