Lincoln College

Accelerated Bridge to Education

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Academic Programs

ABE is designed for busy professionals who are able to take 1 class – 1 night a week – for 5 weeks. This accelerated program allows adult students to earn up to 27 credit hours in a calendar year.  You can choose from business administration, liberal arts, criminal justice studies, and health services administration.

Bachelor Degree Programs

Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree is designed to provide students with a rich, comprehensive, and challenging curriculum that encompasses the major fields of study in business management. Students take courses from four areas including communications, marketing and management, finance, economics, and quantitative methods; and leadership and organizational behavior. You may also choose a concentration in accounting. Additionally, you can minor in accounting and business management.

Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies provides students with an understanding of the American criminal justice system, the institutions and personnel which comprise the criminal justice system, and the theories of crime causation, offending, and rehabilitation. A minor in criminal justice studies is also available.


The Bachelor of Applied Management in Entrepreneurship is designed to prepare students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science for managing or starting a small business within their technical field.

Health Services Administration

The Bachelor of Health Services Administration Degree prepares students with and without health care experience to become competent leaders in health care administration. Students complete courses in four academic areas including business foundation, healthcare systems, policy and management, and integrating of health service management theory and practice.

Liberal Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree is designed to provide students with a curriculum that is broad, flexible, and challenging, and to provide the means for degree recipients to be liberally educated and recognize the interrelatedness of knowledge. Students take courses from five core areas: communications, social sciences, humanities, critical reasoning and analytic methods, as well as science, technology, and the environment.

Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership is designed to prepare students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science for a leadership position in their current or future organization.

Associates Degree Programs

Law Enforcement

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) in Law Enforcement is designed so that students may complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The A.S. in Law Enforcement degree includes the transferable general education courses in the areas of language and humanities, science, mathematics, social science, and computer science. The A.S. degree is designed for students seeking a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice Studies.