Program Options

Taking Classes at LBU

LBU offers a variety of formats to help you complete your degree. Our flexibility fits your busy schedule. The question is, how does it all work? This page is designed to give you an overview of how students find structure and flexibility in the LBU coursework.

How It Works

Louisiana Baptist University and Seminary offers five course formats. We offer On-Campus in-person courses, E-Campus live online courses, Synchronous Courses, Independent Study Courses, and Seminars.

On-Campus In-Person Courses

Traditional classroom courses attended by Shreveport area students. We offer these courses during the traditional fall, spring, and summer semesters.

E-Campus Live Online Courses

Courses taught either on our campus or remotely that are broadcast on our website. These courses require weekly online attendance at a set time. We offer these courses during the traditional fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Synchronous Courses

Courses that begin on a set date and end on a set date. Students watch recordings and complete coursework at their convenience, so long as each module is completed on time. We offer these courses during the traditional fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Independent Study Courses

Courses are made available online to be completed at the student’s convenience. Academic advisors guide each student through the course. These courses can begin and end at anytime.

Seminars

Traditional classroom courses conducted in one week on our Shreveport campus. Students complete assignments before the seminar and after the seminar. The one-week format allows students anywhere in the world to join us for traditional on-campus education. We offer these courses during the traditional fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Have questions?

For questions about how the LBU education system works, contact the Registrar at registrar@lbu.edu or the Academic Dean at wswaim@lbu.edu.

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Pursue your potential at an institution dedicated to academic excellence and Christian service.

Program Options

We offer On-Campus in-person courses, E-Campus live online courses, Synchronous Courses, Independent Study Courses, and Seminars.

Admission Information

LBU's admissions counselors are ready to guide you through the application process, answer your questions, and ensure a smooth transition to LBU.

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Dr. Mark Conn

Vice-President

Mark Conn is the Vice President of LBU and divides his time between Shreveport and the picturesque Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri. With a career spanning over three decades in higher education, Mark has helped shape the minds and hearts of countless ministry students. His teaching portfolio encompasses a range of subjects, including Bible studies, Biblical Prophecy, Christian Ministry, Cultural Engagement, and Pastoral Studies. One of his foremost passions lies in guiding students to wrestle with the authentic message of the Bible, steering them away from interpretations based in cultural tradition. Mark is a sought-after contributor to various international publications, as well as radio programs and podcasts. His insights span an array of topics, from biblical prophecy to the intricate interplay between faith and culture, and even the enigmatic supernatural aspects within the pages of the Bible. In addition to his work in education, he has dedicated a significant portion of his career to church revitalization. Over the years he has worked with churches of various sizes and cultural settings to help them overcome challenges and reinvigorate their congregations. As a consultant in church revitalization, he has helped churches identify their strengths and weaknesses, develop strategies for growth, and implement effective outreach programs. He believes God’s desire is for every church to thrive, and he is committed to helping them fulfill the Great Commission. Beyond his professional endeavors, Mark boasts a diverse range of interests including writing, technology, cooking, old car restomodding, overlanding in a modified Jeep WJ, and embraces the title of a “coffee snob.”

Contact

mconn@lbu.edu | (318) 686-2360