Alice Lloyd College

Degrees & Majors

Crum ClassWhen a student graduates from Alice Lloyd College, he or she leaves with a degree recognized for its academic value. With a liberal arts degree from ALC, one will not only gain a deeper understanding for the arts and sciences, but will also be educated to become a lasting leader in one’s community. Through medicine, law, politics, education, and business, our graduates touch the lives around them.

Challenging our students to look within themselves, we give them the abilities and knowledge needed to shape their college, their community, and their world. At Alice Lloyd, an education is much larger than a degree … it’s studying abroad, serving on mission trips in Central America, or interning in Washington, D.C. It’s the opportunity to interact with professors one-on-one. It’s a chance to be “a step ahead of the pack” when entering the job market armed with valuable work experience and references gained through the Student Work Program. It’s the opportunity to receive graduate and professional scholarships to the University of Kentucky and other schools through the Caney Cottage Scholarship Program. But more than anything, it’s the chance to seize the day, take advantage of every single opportunity that presents itself, and take hold of one’s future.

Alice Lloyd students are accepted to many graduate and professional schools nationwide and hired by major employers throughout Appalachia; many schools and businesses recruit here. People are often surprised that such academic success can come from a small, private college in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. But it comes as no surprise to us. With faculty from highly regarded institutions that have included Harvard, Yale, Cornell, and Penn State, it’s easy to understand where our academic strength begins.


Quick Facts:

Student-teacher ratio is 18:1.

Average class size is 19.

Degrees Offered

Alice Lloyd offers two bachelor degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.

Bachelor of Arts Majors (Non-Teaching)

Accounting and Business Management
Business Administration

Liberal Arts
Sports & Fitness Programs Management

Bachelor of Science Majors (Non-Teaching)

Biology (Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Engineering)
Dual Degree in Nursing

Bachelor of Arts Majors (Teaching)

Elementary Education P-5 (one emphasis)
Middle School Education Grades 5-9 (one emphasis or two emphases)
English Education Grades 8-12
Physical Education Grades P-12
Social Studies Education Grades 8-12

Bachelor of Science Majors (Teaching)

Biological Science Education Grades 8-12
Mathematics Education Grades 8-12

Education Emphasis Areas to Choose From:

Elementary Areas:
English / Communications
Fine Arts / Humanities
Social & Behavioral Studies

Middle School Areas:
English / Communications
Social & Behavioral Studies

Elementary Education (P-5) and Education 8-12 majors may choose to receive Middle School Certification in the following areas:
English / Communications
Social Studies


Undeclared Curriculum Guide Sheet (pdf)

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Professional students are expected to check with the professional school they plan to attend in order to determine the requirements for entry into that school’s program.

Physical Therapy
Veterinary Medicine

Minors Offered

Business Administration
Leadership Studies

Upcoming Events


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Convocation: Kunal Mehta

October 30, 2015 October 31, 2015
November 1, 2015 November 2, 2015 November 3, 2015

Convocation: Politics & Social Media

November 4, 2015 November 5, 2015

JBS 2nd Quarter Mid-Term Due

November 6, 2015 November 7, 2015
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Convocation: Lung Cancer Awareness

November 11, 2015

ALC Pre-Registration

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Convocation: James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition

November 18, 2015 November 19, 2015 November 20, 2015 November 21, 2015
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ALC/JBS Thanksgiving Recess

November 26, 2015

ALC/JBS Thanksgiving Recess

November 27, 2015

ALC/JBS Thanksgiving Recess

November 28, 2015
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ALC Blood Drive

December 3, 2015 December 4, 2015

ALC Last Day of Classes

JBS Christmas Concert

December 5, 2015