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School of Arts and Sciences

Dean: Dr. Bret Taylor
Assistant Dean, Director of Arts and Instrumental Activities: Dr. Jeff Held
Director of General Education: Dr. Kerri Tom

Purpose Statement

The School of Arts & Sciences fosters the virtues of curiosity, courage, and humility in our students, thereby preparing them for their vocations in service to others. This is accomplished within the Lutheran liberal arts tradition by engaging with many enduring questions while relying upon the truth found in Jesus Christ.

The School of Arts and Sciences teaches a majority of the Q&I general education offerings of the university and monitors the courses, majors, minors, and professional programs through its different departments for the purpose of developing "wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens" in a variety of fields of study.

Art Department

Chair: Prof. Rachel Soo

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Minors

Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Co-Chairs: Dr. Scott Gaines and Dr. Lindsay Kane-Barnese

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Minors

Biology Programs
Information for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical professions: Prerequisites for graduate studies in the medical professions differ by the discipline (e.g. M.D., D.O., D.D.S., R.N., D.P.T., etc.) as well as by the school.

The Biology Department at Concordia University Irvine can direct students to the proper coursework needed to help them achieve their professional goals. Students interested in a medical profession should make an appointment with Medical Science Program Director, Dr. Scott Gaines (NOTE: A Biology degree is NOT required to apply to medical science professional schools and students from other majors are encouraged to meet with Dr. Gaines to discuss graduate opportunities in the medical sciences).

Communication and Media Studies Department

Chair: Dr. David Schulz

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Minor

English, Writing and Modern Languages Department

Co-Chairs: Dr. Camelia Raghinaru and Dr. Bryan Santin

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Minors

History and Political Thought Department

Chair: Dr. C. J. Armstrong

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Minors

Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Department

Chair: Prof. Julie Melberg
Director of Computer Science Program: Prof. Josh Tallman
Director of Engineering Program: Dr. Gabriela Espinosa

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Minors

Music Department

Chair: Dr. Tom Mueller

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Minor

Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology Department

Co-Chairs: Dr. C. J. Armstrong and Dr. John Lu

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Minors

Theatre and Film Department

Chair: Prof. Lori Siekmann

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Minors

Liberal Studies

Co-Directors: Dr. Michael Schulteis and Dr. Rebecca Stanton

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Minors