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Academic Programs

Lyon College offers courses of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, depending on the major chosen and, in some cases, the course of study within the major. Lyon offers major programs of study in 18 areas:

Major Fields of Study

Art (B.A.)

Elementary Education (B.A.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Biology (B.A. or B.S.)

English (B.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Exercise Science

Religion and Philosophy (B.A.)

Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.)

French (B.A.)

Spanish (B.A.)

Computer Science (B.A.)

History (B.A.)

Theatre Studies (B.A.)

Data Science (B.S.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

OR, design your own major*

Economics (B.A.)

Music (B.A.)


* Students may develop individualized majors with the approval of their advisor, the division chair, and the provost. With some frequency, students create individualized majors in anthropology. The Veterans Administration will not pay for individualized majors. Students may also complete two majors, but will receive only one degree. If the two completed majors result in different degrees (B.A. and B.S.), the student may decide which degree he or she will receive.

Concentrations & Pre-Professional Programs

  • Secondary Education*
  • K-12 Music**

  • Journalism***

  • Pre-Law***

  • Outdoor Leadership***

  • Pre-Dental

  • Pre-Medical

  • Pre-Nursing

  • Pre-Optometry

  • Pre-Occupational Therapy

  • Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Pre-Pharmacy

  • Pre-Veterinary

  • Military Science

Students may choose from the major fields of art, English, mathematics, music, social studies, and Spanish for licensure.

**Students major in music.

***Students may select any major offered by the College.

Minor Fields of Study

A minor is an elective course of study that allows for some depth of study in a discipline, but not to the same extent as the major. A minor may be chosen by a student along with any major. The College offers minors in:



Music/Scottish Arts


Exercise Science



Film & Media Studies

Political Science

Business Administration



Celtic Studies


Religion and Philosophy


International Studies


Computer Science