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Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

Bachelor’s degree students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete at least 120 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

    • 4 units of THR 102 (Applied Stagecraft)

    • 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 program curriculum courses or the equivalent.

  3. Complete a major.

  4. Complete a minimum of 3 theology (THL) units at Concordia University Irvine 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, or 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 (30 semester units) as a student at Concordia. Furthermore, 18 of the last 24 units completed must be taken at Concordia.

  7. Complete 18 units in the major and 9 units in the minor (if applicable) at Concordia.

  8. Complete 30 units in upper-division (300-400 numbered) courses, of which at least 21 are taken at Concordia.

  9. 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 Concordia 102 level or higher).

    • The equivalent as determined by an appropriate and available means of evaluation approved by the university.

  10. Complete INT 100 if the student entered Concordia with fewer than 24 semester units of university credit. Please note: in this instance, "university credit" does not include AP, CLEP, IB, or dual credit courses taken in high school.

  11. File an application for graduation form with the Office of the Registrar by the dates published in the Academic Calendar.

    • The application will stipulate the commencement ceremony in which the student is eligible to participate. Students are eligible to participate if all degree requirements are successfully completed or if the student is enrolled in all course work which, when successfully completed, will fulfill all degree requirements.

  12. Complete payment of all fees and tuition due to Concordia.