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!

Caroline Black

LR professors have made earning my degree incredibly enjoyable. I love how personal my professors are and how comfortable I feel approaching them about academics or just life in general.

Caroline Black '23, Exercise Science

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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University Registrar
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News & Events

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Board of Trustees has renewed the contract of Dr. Fred Whitt, LR president, for a six-year term. The board unanimously approved the new contract at its meeting in November; the contract became effective Jan. 1 and will continue through Jan. 1, 2028.

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After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in public health, Hannah Fowler initially thought she was done with school. But, after working in a doctor’s office, she realized her love for the clinical side of health care.

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