Graduation Requirements

Bachelor’s degree students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete at least 128 units or the equivalent. The following maximum units apply:

    4 units of physical education activities
    4 units of practicum in any one subject field, unless the specific major and/or minor requires additional units
    8 units of internship
    12 units of music ensemble (MUE) and/or applied music (MU__) at the 101-201 level.  Music majors will not be granted these additional ensemble/applied units.

  2. Complete all Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE) curriculum courses or the equivalent.
  3. Complete a major.
  4. Complete a minimum of 3 theology (THL) units at Concordia University Irvine (CUI) during each year of residence until the general education curriculum theology requirement (9 units) is met. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 6 of the general education curriculum theology units, 9 units if the student’s degree program requires more than 4 semesters of residency for completion.
  5. Maintain a GPA of 2.0 in all academic work (transferred or in residence) and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in major, minor, and program course work unless the major, minor, or program requirement is higher than 2.0.
  6. Complete a minimum of 1 year residence (32 semester units) as a student at CUI. Furthermore, 18 of the last 24 units completed must be taken at CUI.  
  7. Complete a minimum of 51% of the major and 50% of the minor (if applicable) at CUI.
  8. Complete 33 units in upper-division (300-400 numbered) courses, of which at least 27 are taken at CUI.
  9. Demonstrate competency in a second language or successfully complete a full year of instruction in one modern foreign or biblical language at the university level or have successfully completed (“C” average or better) 2 years of world language instruction in the same world language in high school. Bilingual students are exempt from this requirement.
  10. Complete INT 100 if the student entered CUI with fewer than 24 semester units of university credit.
  11. File an application for graduation form with the Office of the Registrar by the dates published in the Academic Calendar.
  12. Complete payment of all fees and tuition due Concordia.
  13. Receive faculty approval.

Normally, students will not be allowed to take part in graduation ceremonies until all requirements are completed.