College of Arts & Sciences – Graduate Programs
- Admission and Graduation Requirements
- Academic Standing Policy
The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) strives to create a community of mature, critical thinkers informed by the Christian faith who become leaders in service to the Church and society. Students are challenged to explore a wide variety of liberal arts and pre-professional course offerings in order to better prepare them to deal with the rapid pace of change encountered in today’s world. Majors offered are in a variety of exciting fields including biology, chemistry, English, global studies, history, humanities, psychology, religion, and university studies. New students join award-winning faculty in a variety of activities including carrying out cutting-edge research, assisting young people in coping with tragedy in their lives, or carrying the gospel of Jesus to the peoples of China. These and many other opportunities challenge Concordia students who are a community of learners guided by caring, Christian faculty who know each student as a person and work hard to support all students in their quest for fulfillment and meaning in life.
To remain in “good standing” in College of Arts & Sciences graduate programs (MA PSY and MA TESOL), candidates must maintain term and cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better and pass all courses with a grade of B- or better throughout the process towards the degree. If a student completes any course with a grade below B-, the student must repeat the course. If the repeated course or any subsequent course is completed with a grade below B-, the student is dismissed from the program and from Concordia University. Additionally, a student will be placed on probation following any term where the term GPA and/or the cumulative GPA falls below 3.0. A student may continue on probation for a maximum of three consecutive terms as long as no course is completed with a grade below B- and each term GPA is 3.0 or better during the probationary period. A student will return to good standing when the term and cumulative GPAs are both 3.0 or better. Failure to return to good academic standing within this time frame will result in dismissal from the program and from Concordia University. The student has the right to appeal academic dismissal through the Office of the Provost. The student will be required to be present during the appeal process unless previously excused by the Registrar for extenuating circumstances. In any case the student must make a written appeal.
CAS Graduate Programs
These programs will not be enrolling new students as of the Fall 2019 semester. Students currently enrolled in this degree program will continue through graduation.
- Psychology: Community Psychology - MA PSY
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - MA TESOL
CAS Undergraduate Programs
- Art - Minor
- Biology - B.A. (Concentration Options), Minor
- Chemistry - Minor
- Communication Studies - Minor
- Gender Studies - Minor
- General Studies - A.A.
- Global Studies - Minor
- History - Minor
- Literature - Minor
- Mathematics - Minor
- Music - Minor
- Pre-Nursing - A.A. (See the College of Health & Human Services for information regarding B.A. in Nursing.)
- Psychology - B.A. (Concentration Options), Minor
- Religion - B.A., Minor, Certificate in Seminary Preparation
- University Studies - B.A.
- Spanish - Minor
College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Michael Thomas, Interim Dean
George R. White Library & Learning Center - Suite 315
MA PSY – Master of Arts in Psychology: Community Psychology
Dr. Bryant Carlson, Director
George R. White Library & Learning Center – 315 F
MA TESOL – Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
George R. White Library & Learning Center – 315 K