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Program Overview

Program Overview

The decisions we make both professionally and personally are fueled by internal beliefs. More often than not, they are subconscious principles that are rarely given attention. But professionals who understand these principles are more qualified to plan, predict and adapt to the situations around them. Let us develop you into a knowledgeable, aware professional. You will learn the history, trends and current professional applications of philosophy and ethical ideas alongside of our seasoned faculty. With a curriculum grounded in the Christian faith, you will have the freedom to explore and discuss real-time situations in safe, honest settings. Take this knowledge and apply it successfully to any industry that you may find yourself in. 



Service learning

We provide you the opportunity to enhance your academic understanding by applying what you’ve learned in class to service projects that benefit our community. Before graduation, you’ll participate in at least two SALT (Serving and Learning Together) projects.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Study Abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Our Faculty

  • Caleb Clanton headshot

    J. Caleb Clanton

    Distinguished University Chair in Philosophy and Humanities

    J. Caleb Clanton is the Distinguished University Chair in Philosophy and Humanities and has served as the head of the philosophy program at Lipscomb University since 2012. He taught previously...

    Meet J. Caleb Clanton
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    Lee Mayo


    Lee Mayo has been teaching at Lipscomb since 2013. While his research centers primarily on the history and philosophy of science, he is also interested in various topics within science...

    Meet Lee Mayo

Career Paths


Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. They use their findings to help improve processes and behaviors.


Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

Social and Human Service Assistants

Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.