Degree Completion FAQs

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What is Degree Completion?

Degree Completion is the delivery method option we offer within the iLEAD Center 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?

An accelerated program is one in which you earn college credits in a shorter amount of time than you would in a normal semester-based program. 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 course or module is six (6) or seven (7) weeks in length, but includes the same material as a 15-week semester course. On campus, you will attend class for four (4) hours, one night a week, for five (5) weeks. Online, you will spend six (6) weeks interacting with your professor and classmates through MyLBCOnline.

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 iLEAD Center's Degree Completion 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.

What is the iLEAD Center?

The International Leadership, Education, and Discipleship (iLEAD) Center serves life-engaged adult learners by offering programs that enrich, equip, and empower servant ministry leaders for global impact. We are international in scope, dedicated to leadership development, committed to adult education, and focused on discipleship. Through convenient and flexible schedules, non-traditional programs, on campus, online, blended learning options, the iLEAD Center will provide learning opportunities that fit the complexities of life. Simply put, the iLEAD Center will provide the right program, at the right pace, for the right price/value.