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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. For more information, the College's course catalog is an invaluable resource.

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. 

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. Students interact closely with these award-winning faculty, who offer academic advising throughout the school year to help students discover and shape their 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.

Located at the heart of Lyon's campus, the Mabee-Simpson Library houses over 215,000 books and sound and video recordings. Also providing access to expanding digital archives and more than 20,000 periodical subscriptions, the library strives to advance instruction, learning, and research in the College with responsive technology and quiet spaces for study

 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.

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.