Programs of Study – Undergraduate
Concordia University has designed its undergraduate academic programs to prepare graduates for further studies at the graduate level or to enter a variety of professions. In addition to a selected major, all undergraduate students are required to take a core of General Education courses that ensure a broad introduction to the liberal arts disciplines. Most programs can be completed in four years if a student carries a full load (16 credits) each semester.
Concordia is a Christian university, and integrates the study of religion as a requirement in all degree programs, specifically through the General Education curriculum for undergraduate students. Religion courses include faith discussions in the world of learning and are designed to:
- Facilitate the personal pursuit of understanding in the quest for meaning and answers to life’s ultimate questions.
- Assist in cultivating a better understanding of the religious character of others. Students develop their skills in communicating intelligently and compassionately with people from other religious and secular cultures. Failure to understand others, especially their religious symbols and world views, has caused untold grief in this country and abroad.
- Encourage all students to adopt an attitude of service to church, society, and the world. This attitude of service is directly related to the fundamental faith commitments, ethical insights, and perspectives of the Christian faith in a Lutheran academic tradition.
- Encourage a hopeful stance toward the possibilities of resolving personal, societal, and world problems through an active faith life of Concordia’s graduates.
- Accounting (B.A.)
- Biology (B.A.)
- Business Administration (B.A.)
- Education - Early Childhood (B.S.)
- Education - Elementary Education (B.A.)
- Education - Secondary Education (B.A.)
- Exercise & Sport Science (B.S.)
- General Studies (A.A.)
- Health Care Administration (B.S.)
- Homeland Security & Emergency Management (B.S.)
- Long Term Care Administration (B.S.)
- Marketing (B.A.)
- Nursing (BSN)
- Pre-Nursing (A.A.)
- Psychology (B.A.)
- Religion (B.A.)
- Social Work (B.A. and B.S.)
- University Studies (B.A.)
Undergraduate students may choose to complete a minor as part of their bachelor’s degree. A minor must be selected from a discipline other than that of one's major. There are additional minors available to Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) majors. Consult the ESS program information for details.
Academic Standing Policy
The Academic Standing Policy found at Academic Standing Policies – Undergraduate applies to all minors.
Course Overlap Policy
Credits used to complete the minor may not duplicate credits used to fulfill general education or major requirements. No more than 50% of credits may overlap between any two majors, two minors, two concentrations, or a combination of minors and concentrations.
Transfer of Credit
No more than 50% of credits toward a major, minor or concentration may be awarded through transfer credit. See Majors, Minors, Concentrations, and Certificates under Academic Information and Policies for an explanation of the difference between majors, minors, and concentrations.
- Business Administration
- Communication Studies
- Computer Information Systems
- Exercise & Sport Science
- Gender Studies
- Global Studies
- Heath Care Administration
- Homeland Security & Emergency Management
- Mathematics (General)
- Social Work
- Sport Coaching
- Sports Management
|ART 141||DIGITAL IMAGING||2|
|AS 181||DRAWING STUDIO||1|
|ART 311||ART HISTORY I||2|
|ART 313||ART HISTORY II||2|
|ART 314||NON-WESTERN ART TRADITIONS||2|
|or ART 322||ART IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY|
|ART 301||COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN||2|
|ART 202||TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN||2|
|ART 302||THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN||2|
|Choose three 1-credit Studio courses from the following:||3|
For more information on the Art Minor, contact the Fine Arts Department in the College of Arts & Sciences.
A 14-credit Biology minor is available for students who have selected a major outside the Biology field.
|BIO 211||GENERAL BIOLOGY I||4|
|BIO 212||GENERAL BIOLOGY II||4|
|Upper division Biology electives (6 credits)||6|
This 17-credit minor is available for all CU students who are not pursuing majors provided by the School of Management (SOM) with the exception of the Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) program. Contact the School of Management for more information.
|BA 101||INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS: ORGANIZATION IMMERSION, SYNTHESIS, AND EXPLORATION||4|
|BA 203||FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMICS||4|
|BA 260||PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT||3|
|Upper division Business electives BA, MKT, ACT, or SPT (6 credits) 1||6|
Must be department approved. All prerequisites for courses must be satisfied
This 16-credit minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing a Chemistry major.
|CHM 211||INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I||4|
|CHM 212||INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II||4|
|CHM 344||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I||4|
|CHM 414||BIOCHEMISTRY I||4|
|WR 305 repeated as NEWSPAPER||3|
|ENG 348||FILM AND LITERATURE||3|
|HST 331||MEDIA AND CULTURE IN AMERICA||3|
|MKT 360||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||3|
|CIS 230||COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS||3|
|CIS 232||FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT||3|
|CIS 334||DATABASE AND SQL||3|
|CIS 336||TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT||3|
|CIS 450||COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS CAPSTONE||3|
This 18-credit Exercise and Sport Science Minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing an ESS major.
|BIO 264||INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ANATOMY||4|
|or BIO 364||HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I|
|ESS 250||INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE||2|
|Choose 12 credits from the following:||12|
|FIRST AID AND CPR|
|PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES|
|SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DIVERSITY IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE|
|PRINCIPLES OF COACHING|
|FOUNDATIONS OF MOVEMENT|
|MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE|
|NUTRITION FOR EXERCISE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE|
|EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AND PROGRAMMING|
|PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT|
|WR 303||RHETORICAL APPROACH TO LITERATURE AND CULTURE||3|
|ENG 342||WOMEN'S HISTORY AND LITERATURE||3|
|ENG 343||GENDER, RACE AND LITERATURE||3|
|ENG 350||CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE||3|
|ENG 355||AFRICAN LITERATURE||3|
This 15-credit minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing a Global Studies major.
|GS 201||OUR GLOBAL WORLD||3|
|GS 301||GLOBAL POLITICS, IDENTITY, AND COMMERCE||3|
|GS 302||GLOBAL HUMAN ISSUES||3|
|Complete an additional 6 credits from the course offerings listed in the four themes within the Global Studies major||6|
This 15-credit minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing an HCA major.
|HCA 301||THE NATION'S HEALTH||3|
|HCA 321||LEADERSHIP AND BEHAVIOR IN HEALTH CARE||3|
|HCA 331||HEALTH CARE REIMBURSEMENT||3|
|HCA 431||HEALTH CARE POLICY||3|
|Choose one additional HCA course (3 credits)||3|
This 16-credit minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing a History major.
|HST 202||EUROPE IN TRANSITION 1300-1789||3|
|or HST 203||EUROPE SINCE 1789|
|HST 215||AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I||3|
|or HST 216||AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II|
|HUM 488||DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR||1|
|Upper division History electives (9 credits)||9|
This 15-credit minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing an HSEM major.
|HSEM 301||INTRODUCTION TO HOMELAND SECURITY||3|
|HSEM 315||RISK ASSESSMENT, ANALYSIS, AND IMPACT||3|
|HSEM 332||SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ROOTS OF TERRORISM||3|
|HSEM 335||CYBER SECURITY||3|
|HSEM 360||EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT||3|
|ENG 231||AMERICAN LITERATURE I||3|
|or ENG 232||AMERICAN LITERATURE II|
|ENG 222||BRITISH LITERATURE I||3|
|or ENG 223||BRITISH LITERATURE II|
|Choose nine credits from the following:||9|
|THE WORLD NOVEL|
|THE SIXTIES IN ITS OWN WRITE|
|WOMEN'S HISTORY AND LITERATURE|
|GENDER, RACE AND LITERATURE|
|FILM AND LITERATURE|
|CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE|
|THE EUROPEAN NOVEL|
|RELIGION AND LITERATURE|
|Choose one of the following:||1|
|LITERARY JOURNAL I|
|MTH 211||CALCULUS I||4|
|MTH 212||CALCULUS II||4|
|MTH 231||RESEARCH & STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES||3|
|Upper division Math electives (4)||4|
|MUS 101||FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC||2|
|MUS 102||MUSIC THEORY I||2|
|MUS 121||MUSIC APPRECIATION||2|
|MUS 142||AURAL SKILLS I||1|
|Choose two of the following:||4|
|CHRISTIAN HYMNS AND LITURGY|
|CHRISTIAN MUSIC, WORSHIP, AND SPIRITUALITY|
|Music Performance courses (MUP) representing at least two different areas (4 credits)||4|
For more information on the Music Minor, contact the Fine Arts Department in the College of Arts & Sciences.
This 14-credit Psychology minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing a Psychology major.
|PSY 321||HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT||3|
|Choose two of the following (1 credit each):||2|
|Upper division Psychology electives (9 credits)||9|
This 15-credit minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing a Religion major.
|REL 211||HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT 1||3|
|or REL 221||HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT|
|REL 304||SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY||3|
|Religion electives (9 credits) 2||9|
Choose one not taken as a general education requirement
Including at least 6 credits at the 300 level or above
This 12-credit minor is available for all CU undergraduate students who are not pursuing a Social Work major.
|SCW 251||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK||3|
|SCW 351||HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS||3|
|Choose two courses from the following:||6|
|SOCIAL WORK INTERVIEWING|
|SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND GROUPS|
|SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS|
|SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE|
|BSW SKILLS IN ADDICTION, MENTAL HEALTH, INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, AND CRISIS|
|INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR|
|Twelve (12) credits in Spanish. Six (6) credits must be upper division.||12|
This 15.5-credit Sport Coaching Minor is available for non-ESS majors only.
A 12-credit ESS Sport Coaching Minor is available for ESS and ESS Pre-PT majors only. See the ESS Program section of this catalog for more information.
|ESS 240||INTRODUCTION TO PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES||2|
|ESS 330||FIRST AID AND CPR||0.5|
|ESS 352||SPORT SKILL ANALYSIS||3|
|ESS 370||PRINCIPLES OF COACHING||2|
|ESS 384||FOUNDATIONS OF MOVEMENT||4|
|ESS 397||COACHING FIELD EXPERIENCE||1|
|ESS 422||PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY||3|
|BA 101||INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS: ORGANIZATION IMMERSION, SYNTHESIS, AND EXPLORATION||4|
|SPT 461||PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT||3|
|SPT 462||SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS MARKETING||3|
|SPT 463||SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS FINANCING AND SPONSORSHIP||3|
|SPT 464||LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT||3|
For information on additional management programs, contact the School of Management.
Additional Undergraduate Programs and Certificates
- Certificate in Seminary Preparation: Pastoral Studies
- Cooperative Education Programs
- Honors Program
- Professional Church Work Program (Lutheran Teacher training)
- Short Term Programs
- Teacher Colloquy Program
Undergraduate programs currently not accepting new students
These programs will not be enrolling new students as of the Fall 2019 semester. Students currently enrolled in one of these programs will continue through graduation.