Louisiana College is known for its tough academic standards, and students are challenged from their first semester by the thorough core curriculum. The school’s strongest programs are biology, nursing, biblical studies, and education. LC’s liberal arts program requires students to take courses in composition, literature, math, science, social studies, religion, philosophy, foreign languages, and physical education. But don’t freak out: LC’s professors form personal relationships with students and are always available to help students who may be struggling. Class assignments are always clearly explained, so if you go to class, you’ll be able to keep up with the course load. Upper-level classes generally have a small number of students, which means you’ll be guaranteed face time with your professors. They’ll know your name, know your learning style, and know how to help you succeed.
Studying is definitely a must if you want to succeed at LC. You should plan to set aside two or three hours a day outside of class to keep up with projects, papers, and tests. Take advantage of both student-led study sessions and your professors’ scheduled office hours. The transition from high school to LC will be more difficult than the transition to a public university, but the results are worth it. LC graduates leave the school prepared to excel in their fields.