Lubbock Christian University
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B. Ward Lane
College of Professional Studies


Welcome to the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies at Lubbock Christian University. The college offers undergraduate academic programming in a variety of basic and applied science disciplines, as well as graduate academic programming in Nursing and Social Work. The college consists of the following group of departments:

  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Natural Sciences
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice

These six impactful departments prepare students to excel in careers and/or furthering education related to healthcare and wellness, basic science and scientific research, ecology and conservation, mathematics and engineering, and social work and criminal justice.   

If you are interested in a career path in any of these disciplines explore these pages and consider studying with us in the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies. 

College of Professional Studies Departments


The mission of the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies is to mold Christ-centered leaders in the academic areas served through evidence-based rigorous academic programs, meaningful contributions to scholarship, experiential learning opportunities, and transformative relationships with an academic community dedicated to mentoring, fostering professional growth, and preparing students for lives of purpose and service.

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A Message From the Dean

Welcome to the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies at LCU. 

When students come to the College of Professional Studies, they will participate in rich, experiential learning opportunities alongside highly accomplished, mentoring faculty.  They will join programs meeting high levels of academic accreditation standards and work with faculty that consistently make meaningful contributions to scholarship in their disciplines.  In addition, students will have access to state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and learning spaces with two of LCU’s newest academic buildings, the James and Jeanette Ling Science Center and the Margaret Talkington Center for Nursing Education. 

In addition to stellar academic programming, unique experiential learning opportunities abound in this college that foster student engagement, high levels of critical thinking, and faculty mentorship (including medical and other mission trips, faculty-led extracurricular and curricular trips, internships, and undergraduate research).  Our exceptional growth in undergraduate research (resulting in regional and national student presentations) and our impressive acceptance rates into medical, dental, veterinary, and a variety of allied health professional programs (well above the national average), are a couple of examples that demonstrate the quality of high-impact learning and mentoring that occurs.  Each of these successes represent countless hours of faculty mentoring and relationship building with students.  Faculty in this college are committed to walk alongside students in a way that models Christ and challenges students to grow in areas they never thought possible.  Students will witness a Christ-centered approach to scholarship that will have a profound influence on their professional lives.   

If you are interested in careers in nursing and/or other healthcare disciplines, wellness-related fields, social work, criminal justice, mathematics and engineering, basic science and scientific research, or ecology and conservation,  I invite you to explore the possibilities found within the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies.  

Toby J. Rogers, Ph.D., MPT
Dean, B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies
Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences

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