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Explore our Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees

Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees (Accelerated) at Lancaster Bible College are designed specifically for adults just like you who want to start or complete their college degree - but need to find the time in their busy schedules. Through this program, classes are literally accelerated - meaning they run for 6 to 7 weeks instead of the usual 15, allowing you to earn your degree faster. With our programs, you can go back to school with a flexible schedule and get a biblically based, Christ-centered education faster than you think!

 DegreesHoursOnlineLancasterGreenbeltPhiladelphiaMemphis
Bachelors
Bible (BSB)120Ο 
Biblical Studies (BABS)120ΟΟΟ Ο
Business Administration (BSBA)120ΟΟ  
Criminal Justice (BACJ)120ΟΟ  
General Studies (BSGS)120ΟΟΟ  
Human Services (BSHS)120   Ο Ο
Associates
Biblical Studies (AABS)60ΟΟ Ο Ο
Certificate
Concentrated Bible Certificate (CBC)30ΟΟ  Ο

Minors

ProgramsHoursOnlineLancasterGreenbeltPhiladelphiaMemphis
Business Administration18ΟΟ  
Children & Family Ministry12Ο  
Communication15Ο  
Human Services15Ο  
Pastoral Ministry12ΟΟ  
Sport Management15Ο  
Women in Ministry Leadership12Ο  
Youth & Young Adult Ministry12Ο  

Earn Your Degree Fast with a Flexible Schedule

You may need to complete as little as 10 courses in order to earn your bachelor's degree through our accelerated program. Full-time students who take 4 courses during each six-month term can usually complete their degree in just 15 months! Some students have finished their 10 courses in just 8 months or less. Part-time students might opt to finish their degree over two years of study.

Whatever you decide, we are committed to customizing a schedule for you that offers the greatest flexibility and shortest time to finishing your degree or certificate – at the pace you select. LBC offers bachelor’s degrees, associates degrees, minors and certificate options.

  • In Class
    Students taking on-site classes come once a week for five weeks per course. Our courses typically meet on Tuesday nights from 6 to 10 PM. During the sixth week of the course, class does not meet so that  students can complete their course work.

  • Online
    Students taking online courses are not required to attend class at any time. Instead, they engage in collaborative learning through eCampus (Schoology), our learning management system. Learn more about studying online here.

What is Life Experience Credit?

Life experience credit is college credit a student can earn based on prior learning through their life experience. A student can earn up to 30 tuition free credits through our Credit for Prior Learning evaluation process (for which there is a 1-time evaluation fee of $175 and a $75/credit transcription fee.) External documentation must be provided to verify the life experience. Talk to an admissions counselor for more information. 

Prior learning credit must:

  • Be documented learning, not just experience or exposure
  • Be college-level learning
  • Not have resulted in college credit previously

FAQs for Accelerated

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How much time will I need to spend in studies each week?

Each week, you should plan on 10-15 hours of study, academic work or attending class. If you take classes on site, there are four hours in class, followed by preparation and assignments outside of the class. If you are studying completely online, the entirety of your work is completed on your own schedule. 

How much will it cost?

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

 

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