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College is not just about earning a degree; it’s about graduating with the knowledge and skills necessary for life-long success in the 21st  century.

At Lyon College, students can pursue 15 majors and 21 minors in the liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs in education, law, medicine, physical therapy, and more. 

Students interact closely with award-winning faculty, who offer academic advising throughout the school year. Ninety-nine percent of Lyon professors hold the highest degree in their field, with many earning their degrees at some of the most prestigious schools in the country.

To support student learning, the Mabee-Simpson Library houses over 215,000 books and sound and video recordings and provides access to expanding digital archives and more than 20,000 periodical subscriptions.

The Morrow Academic Center offers free academic support services to all Lyon College students through tutoring and supplemental instruction. 

Guided by a comprehensive strategic plan, Lyon continues to set new goals for an exceptional education and seek ways to expand its curricular and co-curricular offerings in ways consistent with its mission statement. 



Academic Courses and Curriculum

Lyon offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in 15 majors, 21 minors, and 7 concentrations. Students may also choose to complete a pre-professional program or pursue an individualized major.

Educating Productive Involved Citizens (EPIC), Lyon's Core curriculum, is a required component of all B.A. and B.S. degree programs. EPIC is designed to introduce and teach students how to be stewards of responsibility and integrity. Through the Core curriculum, students develop an understanding of the intellectual and practical skills essential for engaged citizenship, the historical and cultural heritages that have shaped modern society, the differences within communities and regions around the world, and the personal responsibilities necessary for engaged citizenship. 


Academic Advising

The success of Lyon's flexible curriculum rests on the strength of its academic advisors, who help students discover and shape their academic goals. Advisors are open to students year-round--at SOAR, in class, in the lab, through the Year One sequence, and during their office hours

Course Catalog

Lyon College’s Course Catalog is an essential resource for current information on academic programs, education requirements, campus life, and more.

Mabee-Simpson Library

Located at the heart of the Lyon campus, the Mabee-Simpson Library offers an extensive collection of resource materials. The library strives to advance instruction, learning, and research in the College by providing responsive technology, extensive print and digital collections, and quiet spaces for study.

Morrow Academic Center

The Morrow Academic Center (MAC) offers free academic support services to all Lyon College students. It currently offers offers both tutoring and supplemental instruction (SI). SI is a peer-facilitated academic support program that features regularly scheduled course content review. The tutoring program is a peer-facilitated academic support program that offers a unique blend of SI and traditional tutoring methods.