Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Major: In order to graduate from Concordia, students must complete a specified amount of work in an approved major area of study and must maintain at least a C average (2.0 GPA) in these courses. A minimum of 50 percent of the major requirements must be Concordia coursework. Concordia coursework includes all delivery methods including on-campus, online, and study away courses for which a student registers and pays tuition at Concordia. A student cannot obtain a combination of majors, minors, or undergraduate certificates within the same department or program, unless the programs have different subject-code prefixes.

Minor: A minor is not required for graduation. A minor, like a major, is in a concentrated field but requires fewer semester credits. Minors are available in most areas where a major is given and in some areas for which a major is not offered. Requirements for minors are also listed in the department entries. At least a C average (2.0 GPA) must be maintained and a minimum of 40 percent of the minor requirements must be Concordia coursework. Concordia coursework includes all delivery methods including on-campus, online, and study away courses for which a student registers and pays tuition at Concordia. A student cannot obtain a combination of majors, minors, or undergraduate certificates within the same department or program, unless the programs have different subject-code prefixes.

Undergraduate Certificates: An Undergraduate Academic Certificate Program is a grouping of three to four courses (3 to 4 credits each) and 12-16 credits total in a focused topic. A certificate is not required for graduation. A minimum of a C average (2.0 GPA) must be maintained in an Undergraduate Academic Certificate Program. At least 8 credits used to complete an Undergraduate Academic Certificate Program must be unique from any major, minor, or other Undergraduate Academic Program Certificate.A student cannot obtain a combination of majors, minors, or undergraduate certificates within the same department or program, unless the programs have different subject-code prefixes.