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Academics

At Lipscomb, you will gain a deep knowledge of your field of study and an extensive understanding of the practical skills needed for your chosen career path.

Lipscomb is a nationally recognized research institution with academically rigorous programs and talented, intentional faculty who serve as innovative leaders in their fields. Our undergraduate and graduate programs have been ranked among the highest in the country, including our education, health care and business programs, to name a few. We prepare students to successfully and fully live out their calling by providing a quality education combined with a faith-based, service-focused community. You bring your curiosity, creativity and commitment, and we’ll make sure you’re equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to change the world.

Academic Offerings

Undergraduate Studies

As an undergraduate student at Lipscomb, you will have a variety of unique offerings to deepen your knowledge, discover your passions and develop the skills to pursue your calling. Choose from over 176 fields of study, engage in service and off-campus learning opportunities, and hear experiences from other students!

Graduate Studies

Lipscomb offers advanced degree opportunities to help you progress in your career and more fully live out your purpose. With over 60 graduate programs and our faith-focused perspective, we will prepare you for your next.

Online Studies

When multiple responsibilities are at play, life can get busy, even hectic. Our online studies provide you with the same quality, challenging academics and faithful perspective we bring to all our programs, with such ease and accessibility that you could pursue your degree while simultaneously working and managing life.


Find the program that is right for you.

Our programs and academic offerings are just as unique as each of our individual students. Discover which program fits best with your passions and calling.

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Bible & Ministry

Across the nation, we need leaders in churches and ministries who guide and grow others with solid biblical teachings, transparency and integrity. At Lipscomb, you will be equipped to serve God’s kingdom in the world with wisdom, compassion, humility and a curious and adventurous heart.

Bible & Ministry
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Business

You know that in today’s thriving business world, you need more than just an academically rigorous degree. You need the skills, network and right perspective to launch you to your next. At Lipscomb, we’re connected and ready to help you embark on the pathway to your desired industry, from day one.

Business
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Computing & Technology

As the business of technology continues to advance and influence our everyday world, the need for leaders with both advanced technological knowledge and integrity is paramount. Lipscomb is a leader in Nashville’s booming tech industry and is very connected. With Tennessee’s first full-fledged data science program as well as local and global industry partners, we are prepared to take you to the next level.

Computing & Technology
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Education

The best educators maintain the mindset of students: always curious, diligent and imaginative. At Lipscomb, we develop educators who are leaders, lifelong learners and are prepared to lead educational organizations through innovation, collaboration and strategic change.

Education
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Engineering

At its very core, an engineer is in the business of making people’s lives better. Our students not only get a superior background in the academics of engineering, but they are taught in a faith-based environment where sensitivity to people and their needs is paramount.

Engineering
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Entertainment & the Arts

"Create what's next." This is our motto at the George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts. Our mission is to be a Christ-centered, innovative, entrepreneurial arts community committed to rigorous artistic training, creative collaboration and professional growth. We want makers, not takers. We want you to do, not just to be.

Entertainment & the Arts
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Leadership & Public Service

Common sense and collaboration—not conflict—is the path to more common good in cultures, communities and nations. Learn to apply strategies for effective leadership to facilitate change among sectors of law, public service, non-profit management, corporate social justice, government and many more.

Leadership & Public Service
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Liberal Arts & Sciences

Call them the essentials, the fundamentals, the basics — the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics are critical to understanding the world and our place in it. These subjects constitute the foundation of any well-rounded education, which is exactly what Lipscomb delivers.

Liberal Arts & Sciences
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Music

Experience the rich culture that is Nashville: concerts at the Ryman Auditorium and the Schemerhorn Symphony Center, big names headlining at Bridgestone Arena and Nashville’s top songwriters at the Bluebird Cafe, world-class opera and a stellar Broadway series. Our welcoming, gifted faculty will mentor and challenge you with a forward-thinking musical education.

Music
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Health Sciences

In today’s health care industry, the needs of patients are evolving and changing and the amount of technological advancements impacting health care is increasing. More than ever, we need people in health management and administration positions who know how to apply knowledge to rapidly changing situations and establish themselves as valuable, innovative leaders in the industry.

Health Sciences
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Nursing

As a nurse, your care of patients is the foundation for any thriving health care system. You are attentive to the physical and spiritual needs of those who are hurting. Here at Lipscomb, you learn from a Christian community of professionals focused on healing and nurturing both body and soul.

Nursing
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Physician Assistant Studies

Located in the health care capital of the U.S., Lipscomb is home to one of the top pre-health care professional programs in the region. In addition to our rigorous academics, our qualified faculty and industry connections will help you stand out. We can help you develop the skills necessary to become an integral part of the health care field.

Physician Assistant Studies
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Pharmacy

Rooted in the Christian faith, our experienced faculty are committed to developing pharmacists who not only know how to execute in their field but see a deeper level of caring as essential to their work and the communities they serve. We’ll equip you to be a lifelong expert in the safe and effective use of medicines and to be a respected member of health care teams. Let us holistically prepare you to take on that responsibility — academically, professionally and personally.

Pharmacy
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Theology

With us, your degree is as much about academics as it is about the personal journey you take as you study Scripture, church history, Christian thought and ministerial formation. Here, academic subject matters are put in conversation with the concerns of today’s practitioners. As one of the few ATS-accredited graduate schools in the region, we offer real-world ministry experiences and quality academics.

Theology
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Study Abroad

At Lipscomb, we believe the most well-rounded and holistic education comes from not only exploring ideas in the classroom, but also the world beyond the classroom. Learn about our global scholar, apprentice and ambassador program opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Academic Support

At every step of your academic journey, we are here to guide and assist you. Whether you need help with a midterm paper, advice on which major to go with, academic coaching and help landing a job, counseling with a trusted staff member, you name it. We’re here to ensure you succeed.

Academic Support
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Records & Registrar

For information on class registration, schedules, transcripts, graduation and more, the Office of the Registrar has your back.

Records & Registrar
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Library

The Beaman Library houses numerous references and resources that allow our students and faculty to pursue in-depth research in their fields. Beyond resources, databases and archives, the library also provides workshops, book clubs and concert series every semester.

Library

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