School of Sciences

Are you ready for a career in the sciences? Our undergraduate programs will give you a great foundation for graduate study or entry into the workforce. Careers in information technology and the sciences continue to demand talented graduates - and they pay well, too.

Undergraduate Majors & Minors

Dual-Degree Engineering Program

Lynchburg College has a special agreement with Old Dominion University and the University of Virginia to grant an engineering degree in 5 years - students enroll at LC for 3 years, and transfer to one of the schools for the remaining 2 years. See dual-degree engineering for details.

Pre-Professional Programs

If you plan to continue on to a graduate program in the health or veterinary fields, our pre-professional programs will help you prepare by taking the right classes, tests, and applying to the right schools. Our programs are not majors at LC, but provide individual advising.

  • Pre-dental
  • Pre-medical
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary medicine

For more information, contact:

Barry Lobb, Dean of the School of Sciences

Desi Justis, Resource Manager

Claytor Nature Study Center

Claytor Nature Study Center

The Claytor Nature Study Center is 470 acres of natural land in Bedford County. A laboratory and the Ramsey-Freer Herbarium make it a perfect place for research and environmental study.


Belk Astronomical Observatory

Belk Astronomical Observatory

Located in the Claytor Nature Study Center, the primary telescope at the Belk Observatory makes it one of the best-equipped observatories in Virginia.