2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Curriculum and Career Preparation

Curriculum Structure

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School is structured according to the following academic departments:

  • Department of Arts & Sciences
  • Department of Bible & Theology
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Church & Ministry Leadership
  • Department of Counseling & Social Work
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health & Physical Education
  • Department of Music, Worship & Performing Arts

Frequently the question is asked, "What can one do with a Bible college education?" Alumni studies indicate that LBC graduates are in demand and active in all types of vocations. The following list demonstrates a sampling of positions or careers available to graduates:

Communication & Media Arts


  • Live video & sound positions
  • Post-Production News Media
  • Publication Copywriter
  • Web Content Manager

Criminal Justice

  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Legislative Aid

Business Administration

  • Accountant
  • Economic Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • HR Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Recruiting
  • Venture Capitalist

Church & Ministry Leadership

  • Assistant Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Chaplain
  • Christian Camping (Director, Program Director)
  • Church Planter
  • Director of a Rescue Mission
  • Director of Adult Ministry
  • Director of Assimilation/Spiritual Formation
  • Director of Children's Ministry
  • Director of Christian Education
  • Director of Family Life Ministry
  • Director of Outreach and Discipleship
  • Director of Student Ministry
  • Director of Women's Ministry
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Evangelist
  • Inner-city Evangelism
  • International Pastoral Ministry
  • International Student Ministry
  • Leadership Training
  • Minister of Visitation
  • Missionary Administrative Assistant
  • Missionary Pastor
  • Missionary Teacher
  • Orphanage Ministry
  • Parachurch Campus Ministry
  • Parachurch Children's Ministry
  • Parachurch Student Ministry
  • Parachurch Women's Ministry
  • Pastor
  • Pastor of Celebration Arts
  • Pastor of Discipleship/Evangelism
  • Pastor of Worship
  • Relief Work
  • Student Minister
  • Teaching Cross-Culturally

Counseling & Social Work

  • Church Ministry Counselor
  • Crisis Center Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Pre-graduate preparation
  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • Residential Care
  • School Counselor
  • Social Service Caseworker
  • Youth Counselor


  • Daycare Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Bible Teacher in Christian School
  • School Counselor
  • Mission School Teacher
  • International School Teacher
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher

Health & Physical Education

  • Health and Physical Education Teacher
  • Athletic Director / Administrator
  • Sports Information Director
  • Director of Sports Operations
  • Recreation or Camp Director
  • Fitness Instructor of Manager
  • Head Coach
  • Sports Outreach Ministry
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Sport Marketing Specialist
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Event and Facilities Coordinator

Music, Worship & Performing Arts

  • Audio Engineer
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Director of Music/Worship Leader
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Teacher in International Bible Schools
  • Organist
  • Performer-instrumental, musical theatre, vocal, etc.
  • Pianist

If someone is planning a professional career in business, law, medicine, engineering, technology, or some other general career work, one should seriously consider at least one or two years at a Bible college to be grounded in the Bible, the eternal Word of God.

A Christian wants to use every opportunity available to help people with eternal matters as one deals with temporal concerns. A good knowledge of the Bible is essential for this, and many of the courses will be transferable to other colleges as one pursues further studies.

Outcomes Assessment

Lancaster Bible College is committed to ensuring that graduates are well prepared to serve in their chosen fields of study. To that end, the college has established an outcomes assessment plan for each one of the departments and majors. Simply put, outcomes assessment asks the question, "Through data collection, can LBC demonstrate that it is accomplishing what it says it wants to accomplish in a graduate's ministry preparation?" On the following pages, you will note department and major mission statements along with sets of objectives. These mission statements and objectives are assessed through the collection and analysis of data. Through outcomes assessment, the college is better able to ensure that it is achieving stated objectives.