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:
Biology (B.A. or B.S.)
Religion and Philosophy (B.A.)
Business Administration (B.S.)
Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.)
Theatre Studies (B.A.)
Computer Science (B.A.)
OR, design your own major*
Elementary Education (B.A.)
Political Science (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.
* 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.
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:
Film & Media Studies
Religion and Philosophy
Lyon is more than just a college. It's a community distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique honor and social systems, and award-winning professors.