Reach Your Full Potential

Academics


Challenge your mind. Expand your horizons.

At Lenoir-Rhyne University, you'll receive an education like no other. We offer exceptional academic programs to meet the evolving needs of our students.

Our classes sizes are small, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. That way you get the support you need from faculty members who are passionate about the subjects they teach.

We also recognize that learning goes beyond the classroom. That's why we offer opportunities for students to participate in research and scholarship, internships, community service, student organizations and study abroad.

Your Options are Endless


Whether you are undecided or know what major interests you, we've got options to set you on the right path.

Lenoir-Rhyne offers 50+ undergraduate majors and 20+ graduate and doctoral programs for you to choose from, in addition to the seminary programs.

We want to see you succeed. That's why we have advising and academic support services to help you manage your coursework and experiences beyond the classroom.

Ready to explore? Let's get started!

Yer Vang, Chase Griffin and Lupita Sanchez Rojas

I have always been interested in social issues, and sociology was the right major for that interest. I had an intro to sociology course, and I enjoyed it a lot. After that, I decided to change majors.

Lupita Sanchez Rojas '20, Sociology

Undergraduate Core Curriculum


The Lenoir-Rhyne core curriculum is an innovative, comprehensive and flexible introduction to the liberal arts and sciences, and is the common foundation of an LR education.

It is designed around ways of knowing the world, big questions both enduring and current, and the growth of a healthy, reflective, and articulate self.

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Faculty & Staff


Get to know our passionate and supportive faculty and staff.

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Hickory, NC 28601
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University Registrar
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Hickory, NC 28601
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News & Events

Alumna Kellie Medley ’11, M.A. ’14 has been appointed the new director of residence life and is charged with coordinating residence life for approximately 800 students on the Hickory campus.

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As part of this year's campus read, The Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D. visited campus to discuss his book, “Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America,” with the campus and community.

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