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Concordia University To Graduate Largest Class In School History

Concordia University To Graduate Largest Class In School History


Commencement Ceremonies on May 3 Will Feature First Undergraduates to Fulfill Paired CORE Curriculum


Very soon Concordia University Irvine will see its largest class of graduates during its spring 2014 commencement ceremonies with 1,405 graduates from its undergraduate, graduate and nursing programs. Located in Irvine since 1972, the university will not only oversee its largest collective class, but Concordia will graduate a record number of students in each of the above mentioned programs.

Commencement activities begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 with the Baccalaureate Service at Concordia University Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Undergraduate Commencement is at 1:00 p.m. at the Bren Events Center at the University of California, Irvine, and the ceremony for graduate students is at 5:00 p.m. also at the Bren Events Center.

Irvine Campus a Leader in Growing Nationwide CORE Curriculum Trend -- Sees First Class of Undergraduates Complete CORE Program

Concordia University Irvine features a landmark “Core” curriculum that unites different disciplines that students take as part of their required general education coursework. Thoughtful, planned pairings – such as biology and theology or mathematics and philosophy – require students to hone logical thinking, sharpen communication skills, make creative connections, discuss questions and ideas from great books, and draw their own conclusions as opposed to memorizing facts from a textbook. While a proponent of CORE curriculum and a founding member of Association for Core Texts and Courses, Concordia’s CORE program will see its first graduating class of students in May 2014 that participated in the Core from freshmen year through graduation and now will move into careers or graduate work.


About Concordia University Irvine


Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia University Irvine offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location in the City of Irvine, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. Concordia University Irvine enrolls over 4,000 students.

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