Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees FAQs


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What is Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees?

Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees are the delivery method option we offer for adult learners seeking a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, certificates, minors, or professional development (piece-meal courses for college credit).

What does “accelerated” mean?

Each course or module is six or seven weeks in length, but includes the same material as the normal 15 week semester. This means that the program is fast paced and requires more time in study each week. Most students take one course at a time.

How much time will I need to spend in studies each week, and what type of work will I be doing?

Each week you should plan on 10-15 hours of study, academic work or attending class. If you are in a classroom, there are four hours in class, and then outside class preparation and assignments. If you are totally online, the entire work is done on your own schedule, but the total is still the same. The work will include reading, discussions, writing, and of course, thinking and reflecting on what you are learning. Your pace will determine how many hours you will need to spend.

What courses will I take?

It varies from student to student, depending upon which courses you are transferring into the program. If you have few or no Bible credits to transfer in, then most of your program will be Bible, theology, and foundational courses. If you previously attended a Bible college or Christian university, then there are some arts and sciences available for you to take instead of the Bible courses you have already taken. Exactly which courses you will need will be determined after we have examined your transcripts. For a full list of course descriptions, see the Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees Catalog.

Is the degree accredited?

Lancaster Bible College is nationally and regionally accredited.  We are regionally accredited with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), as well as nationally with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The Bachelor of Science degree in Bible that you receive through the DC is the same as that awarded to graduates in traditional programs.

How much will it cost?

Please view our Financial Aid section for the latest information concerning tuition and fees.