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.

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)

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

  1. Complete 120 total credits,  of which 30 must be completed at Concordia University and 20 in the senior year.
  2. Complete the course requirements for the 47 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 2.50 or above in the major and all minors. If the 2.50 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: 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)

For admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting degree program, students must:

  1. Complete all freshman/sophomore required business and prerequisite courses.
  2. Earn no more than 8 credits of D/F grades in the freshman/sophomore required business and prerequisite courses. All D/F credits from all prior enrollments in courses that a student repeats are counted as D/F credits for the purposes of admission to the majors in the BBA program. Accounting majors also earn a minimum of a B and a C in ACC 201 Principles of Accounting (Financial Accounting) and ACC 202 Principles of Accounting (Managerial Accounting).

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

  1. Complete 120 total credits,  of which 30 must be completed at Concordia University and 20 in the senior year.
  2. Complete the course requirements for the 47 credit general education curriculum.
  3. Complete all upper-level (300- and 400-level) basic business core courses and all major courses in residence.
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above, a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above in the major and all minors. If the 2.50 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.

If a student has earned the grade of D in a course that is part of the BBA basic business core and has taken that course at a school other than Concordia University, the course will not substitute for a course that is part of the business core. A student may earn transfer credit for a lower-level (100 or 200 level) course that is part of the business core only if the student took the course at an accredited institution of higher education.

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,  of which 30 must be completed at Concordia University and 20 in the senior year.
  2. Complete the course requirements for the 47 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 2.50 or better 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 47 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 2.50 or better in the major and all minors. If the 2.50 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.