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.
  1. Complete all Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE) curriculum courses or the equivalent.
  2. Complete a major.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.  
  6. Complete 18 units in the major and 9 units in the minor (if applicable) at CUI.
  7. Complete 33 units in upper-division (300-400 numbered) courses, of which at least 21 are taken at CUI.
  8. Demonstrate competency in a language, including American Sign Language, other than English by:
  • Completion of 2 years of instruction in high school in a single language other than English with an average grade of "C"; no credit is awarded.
  • Completion, at the college level, of the final course of first year instruction in a single language other than English with a "C-" or better (equivalent to CUI 102 level or higher).
  • The equivalent as determined by an appropriate and available means of evaluation approved by the university.
  1. Complete INT 100 if the student entered CUI with fewer than 24 semester units of university credit.
  2. File an application for graduation form with the Office of the Registrar by the dates published in the Academic Calendar.
  3. Complete payment of all fees and tuition due Concordia.

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