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Intercultural Studies, B.A.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Intercultural Studies program at Biola University gives you the academic tools and training you’ll need to thrive in diverse, cross-cultural settings — whether you’re called to international development, health care, missions, business, education or any number of other careers. 
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Overview

The Intercultural Studies program at Biola University is innovative and flexible, allowing you to complete up to two concentrations from the options below — offering a unique blend of specializations that match your interests and career goals.

Why Choose Intercultural Studies at Biola?

In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s intercultural studies program offers several key advantages:

  • Classes require you to engage in the wider context outside Biola, culminating in a summer internship with one of many agencies around the world. Every intercultural studies student is required to complete a cross-cultural or overseas learning experience, ensuring that you get valuable experience.
  • Throughout the program, you’ll apply what you're learning in real-world contexts through partnerships with local agencies and communities. This program is action-oriented, practical, inquisitive and effective in building change agents to improve the human condition.
  • Biola offers a wide range of study-abroad programs from which to choose.
  • Biola’s annual Missions Conference, hosted by the Student Missionary Union, is the oldest and largest student-run missions conference in the United States.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practicum in Language and Culture Learning
  • Intercultural Adjustment
  • Field Internship
  • Field Internship
  • Theology of Mission
  • Urban Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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    43512 USD/year
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  • In-State

    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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Funding

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