Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Overview of Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Arts Degree – Requirements

  1. General
    1. 126 semester credits
    2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in Concordia courses
    3. Residence requirements met (see Residence Requirement)
    4. 40 semester credits with senior college credit (courses numbered 300 and above)
  2. Major
    1. Completion of all requirements for at least one major, as outlined in each major offered
    2. A minimum of 50 percent of the major requirements must be Concordia coursework
    3. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in Concordia courses and all courses in the major presented for graduation. Individual department or programs may have more restrictive policies. Please consult the individual department or program page for details.
  3. Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements
    The requirements for the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum described in the Core Curriculum.
  4. PEAK – Pivotal Experience in Applied Knowledge
    The requirements for PEAK as described in the Integrative Learning and PEAK in the Concordia Experience section of the catalog.

Bachelor of Music Degree – Requirements

  1. General
    1. Minimum 126 semester credits (excluding music ensembles)
    2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in Concordia courses
    3. Residence requirements met (see Residence Requirement)
    4. 40 semester credits with senior college credit (courses numbered 300 and above)
  2. Major
    1. The Bachelor of Music degree is available in five different areas: instrumental music, piano, voice, composition, and music teaching. Each program has its own requirements, which are listed in the music department pages.
    2. A minimum of 50 percent of the major requirements must be Concordia coursework
    3. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in Concordia courses and all courses in the major presented for graduation
  3. Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements
    First-Year Experience courses, completion of required non-music electives and both religion courses (as listed in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum)
  4. PEAK – Pivotal Experience in Applied Knowledge
    The requirements for PEAK as described in the Integrative Learning and PEAK in the Concordia Experience section of the catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Requirements

  1. General
    1. Minimum 126 semester credits (excluding music ensembles)
    2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in Concordia courses
    3. Residence requirements met (see Residence Requirement)
    4. 40 semester credits with senior college credit (courses numbered 300 and above)
  2. Major
    1. Completion of all requirements for a nursing major, as outlined in the nursing department pages of the catalog.
    2. A minimum of 50 percent of the major requirements must be Concordia coursework.
    3. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in Concordia courses. The nursing department may have additional policies. 
  3. Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements
    The requirements for the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum described in the Core Curriculum.
  4. PEAK – Pivotal Experience in Applied Knowledge
    The requirements for PEAK as described in the Integrative Learning and PEAK in the Concordia Experience section of the catalog.

Previous AA or Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Completion*

Students that have previously completed an AA from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) prior to enrolling at Concordia must complete the following Core Curriculum requirements at Concordia (or have them fulfilled with an equivalent transfer course):

  • World Language - One course at the second semester level or higher
  • Religion 200 Christianity and Religious Diversity

*Students that complete the MnTC through post-secondary enrollment or dual credit options will be required to take INQ 100 and PED 111 during their first year at Concordia College.

Second Bachelor's Degrees

Students that have earned a previous bachelor’s degree from Concordia College or from a regionally accredited institution and are seeking a second bachelor’s degree from Concordia College are required to complete a minimum of 32 credits of Concordia coursework that are unique to the Concordia degree. The second degree must be of a type that differs from the initial degree (e.g., a BA if a BM or BSN was previously earned) and in a major not previously awarded. Students must meet degree and program of study requirements listed in the catalog. Core Curriculum requirements required for each degree type are as follows:

  • Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Concordia College as a second degree are not required to complete Concordia’s Core Curriculum.
  • Students seeking a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College as a second degree are not required to complete Concordia’s Core Curriculum.
  • Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College as a second degree must complete the following Core Curriculum requirements at Concordia (or have them fulfilled with an equivalent transfer course):
    • World Language - One course at the second semester level or higher
    • Religion 200 Christianity and Religious Diversity