Graduation Requirements

Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

To earn the Associate of Arts (AA) degree at Concordia University, students must:

  1. Complete 60 total credits, including the equivalent of the required general education curriculum. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed in residence.
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 at Concordia University.
  3. Complete all assessment activities and outcome examinations required for general education.
  4. Submit an online application for graduation/program completion when prompted to do so by the Registrar. You will be required to submit a degree completion plan to your academic advisor if you are not already registered for all remaining requirements.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

To earn the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at Concordia University, students must:

  1. Complete 60 total credits, which includes a minimum of 20 general education credits and a minimum of 30 program-related occupational or technical credits. A minimum of  30 credits must be completed in residence.
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 at Concordia University.
  3. Complete all assessment activities and outcome examinations required for general education.
  4. Submit an online application for graduation/program completion when prompted to do so by the Registrar. You will be required to submit a degree completion plan to your academic advisor if you are not already registered for all remaining requirements.

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)

To earn the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at Concordia University students must:

  1. Complete 120 total credits.
  2. Complete the course requirements for the 44 credit general education curriculum.
  3. Complete the course requirements for an academic major – typically 40 to 44 credits for the BA – or two academic minors – typically 20 to 24 credits each. At least 50% of a major, minor or emphasis must be completed in residence unless approved by the appropriate department(s).
  4. Submit for approval petitions for any and all substitutions for general education courses and courses in the major and/or minor(s).
  5. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above in the major and all minors.  If the 2.00 cumulative grade point average is not attained in a minor, the minor will not be awarded. Two or more majors, minors, or emphases can be requested in related areas, with a maximum of three courses, or one-fourth of the total credits, whichever is higher, in common. An exception may be granted for multiple teaching licenses.
  6. Complete all assessment activities and outcomes examinations required for general education and/or majors and minors.
  7. Submit an online application for graduation/program completion when prompted to do so by the Registrar. You will be required to submit a degree completion plan to your academic advisor if you are not already registered for all remaining requirements.
  8. Be approved as a candidate for a degree by the Registrar.

Note:  Some programs may have minimum course grade requirements or higher content gpa requirements.  See specific program pages for those additional requirements.  Additional requirements for Teacher Education majors include completion of state tests, human relations activity hours, and current certification in CPR and First Aid.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA)

To earn the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at Concordia University students must:

  1. Complete 120 total credits.
  2. Complete the course requirements for the 44 credit general education curriculum.
  3. Complete all upper-level (300- and 400-level) basic business core courses and all major courses in residence.  At least 50% of a major, minor or emphasis must be completed in residence unless approved by the appropriate department(s).
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above, a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above in the major and all minors. If the 2.00 cumulative grade point average is not attained in a minor, the minor will not be awarded.
  5. Complete all assessment activities and outcomes examinations required for general education and/or majors and minors.
  6. Submit an online application for graduation/program completion when prompted to do so by the Registrar. You will be required to submit a degree completion plan to your academic advisor if you are not already registered for all remaining requirements.
  7. Be approved as a candidate for a degree by the Registrar.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA)

To earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree at Concordia University students must:

  1. Complete 120 total credits.
  2. Complete the course requirements for the 44 credit general education curriculum.
  3. Complete the course requirements for an academic major – typically 77 to 80 credits. At least 50 percent of the major must be completed in residence unless approved by the appropriate department.
  4. Submit for approval petitions for any and all substitutions for general education courses and courses in the major.
  5. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above in the major.
  6. Complete all assessment activities and outcomes examinations required for general education and/or majors.
  7. Submit an online application for graduation/program completion when prompted to do so by the Registrar. You will be required to submit a degree completion plan to your academic advisor if you are not already registered for all remaining requirements.
  8. Be approved as a candidate for a degree by the Registrar.

Bachelor of Science Degree (BS, BSN)

To earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Concordia University students must:

  1. Complete 120 total credits, of which 30 must be completed at Concordia University.
  2. Complete the course requirements for the 44 credit general education curriculum.
  3. Complete the course requirements for the academic major – typically 45 to 60 credits. At least 50 percent of a major, minor or emphasis must be completed in residence unless approved by the appropriate department(s).
  4. Complete petitions for any and all substitutions for general education courses and courses in the major and/or minor(s).
  5. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better in the major and all minors.  If the 2.00 cumulative grade point average is not attained in a minor, the minor will not be listed on the transcript. Two or more majors, minors, or emphases can be requested in related areas, with a maximum of three courses, or one-fourth of the total credits, whichever is higher, in common.
  6. Complete all assessment activities and outcomes examinations required for general education and/or majors and minors.
  7. Submit an online application for graduation/program completion when prompted to do so by the Registrar. You will be required to submit a degree completion plan to your academic advisor if you are not already registered for all remaining requirements.
  8. Be approved as a candidate for a degree by the Registrar.

Note:  Some programs may have minimum course grade requirements or higher content gpa requirements.  See specific program pages for those additional requirements.