General Studies

Bachelor of Science (BSGS)

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Study General Studies at LBC 

Further Your Career with a Bachelor's Degree

Our general studies program is a flexible option for those who are still discerning God's call on their life.

Rather than preparing you for a singular career path, this program allows you to sharpen your skills in reading, writing and critical thinking - all skills that are needed in a variety of professional settings. You will learn how to communicate effectively and utilize knowledge from many areas of study. This degree requires our core biblical studies and general education curriculum, but allows you the flexibility to pick and choose courses that pique your interest by choosing a minor in anything from business, counseling, communication, ministry and more.

Why Study General Studies at LBC?

  • Fast & Flexible Schedule: The fast-paced schedule allows you to concentrate on one 6 week course at a time.
  • Life Experience Credit: Earn college credits from our evaluation of your life experiences.
  • Earn Your Degree Your Way: Study completely online, only in class or even do a combination of both!
  • Accredited: Earn your degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

Curriculum Plan

General Studies (120 Credits)

Biblical Studies Core: 30 Credits
General Education Core: 36 Credits
Electives: 54 Credits

Enhance Your Resume By Adding a Minor

Adding a minor to your major can give you many benefits as a student and prospective employee. In addition to giving you a wider skill set, a minor can enhance your resume and showcase your work ethic. Minors also allow you to study a subject area you enjoy, but that you might not want to pursue as a career.

Select from the following available minors:

  • Business Administration
  • Children & Family Ministry
  • Communication
  • Human Services
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Sports Management
  • Women in Ministry Leadership
  • Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Visit the Minors Page to see all the available courses.

Jobs and Careers in General Studies

  • Non-profit Leader
  • Entrepreneur 

How Does the Accelerated Course Schedule Work?

The Accelerated program consists of TWO terms:

  1. Fall: July–December
  2. Spring: January–June

Each term is comprised of FOUR course sessions. A course session runs for SIX classes and runs back-to-back across all the weeks of the year. Due to holidays and breaks, a course session may vary between 6-8 weeks. Exact dates for each term are available through the Accelerated Office.

Students may choose to take their courses either in class, online, or both.

  • 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.
    (*Philadelphia classes meets Monday through Thursday.)
  • Online classes
    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.

Determining What Courses To Take

Each student’s path to completion is unique, depending upon the courses you are transferring into the program. The curriculum plan above gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Bible and Theology requirements, and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 life experience credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The life experience credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready. LBC has 8 entry points per year meaning you are only ever a few weeks away till the next course starts.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Degree?

Our LBC Financial Aid Office can help you navigate through the process. Learn more

A Closer Look: Accelerated Program

Featured Alumnus: Carroll Briggs ('17)

Hear from Carroll Briggs about his experience earning his degree online through LBC's accelerated undergraduate degrees program.

Have Questions? Talk with a Recruiter.

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