We are committed to helping you find your professional calling—that’s why we offer liberal arts & professional studies programs.
We know your interests are many and varied; luckily, so are our academic programs. Whether you want to major in business or psychology, join our two-time national champion speech & debate team, or pursue a career in nursing, church work, or education, we’ve got you covered. In other words, we are equipped to prepare you for your vocations in life.
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Building on the foundation of the Theatre core, this emphasis requires 23-24 units studying Acting and Play Direction, along with 2-3 courses pursuant to your area of interest.
Designed to assist students who have an interest in pursuing a career as an actuary, the Actuarial Science Program plans their coursework, arranges internships, and prepares students for the Society of Actuaries preliminary examinations (Exam P: Probability and Exam FM: Financial Mathematics).
Understand how to communicate accounting information describing the financial structure and strength of an organization as it relates to managers and external users for strategic planning and financial viability and success.
The Minor in Law and Politics is an interdisciplinary program designed to help equip students for graduate study in law, as well as for careers in law, politics, political consulting, political reporting and commentary, and allied disciplines. The program covers a variety of necessary practical and theoretical fields in order to maximize student preparedness.
In addition to the Behavioral Science core classes, examine religion as an aspect of human culture along with the role of culture, strategies for analyzing cultures, processes of assimilation, communication issues, cultural foodways, manners, and social expectations.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Political Theory, Constitutional Law and the Origins of the American Political System.
Create art and design that utilizes the elements and principles of design, strong drawing skills, color theory, and composition while exploring art history, contemporary practices, and a distinct cultural awareness.
Drawing on the foundation of the Humanities and Fine Arts core, this emphasis puts into practice Elements of Art, Drawing, Art History, Painting, Sculpture or Ceramics and Printmaking.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Drawing, Art History, Children’s Art, and a choice of Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, or Printmaking.
Develop cognitive, affective, and psychomotor abilities as they apply to exercise science, wellness, sport science, and physical education in preparation for a professional career as a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Investigate the dynamic between self and society, agency and structure, and nature and culture utilizing the tools of anthropology, psychology, and sociology as you explore the complex nature of the human experience.
Dig deeper into the Old and New Testaments, learning to read them in their original languages. An ideal major if you desire to enter seminary for ministerial preparation, or want to pursue graduate education in exegetical theology.
Gain a deeper understanding of the language, contents, history, culture, and themes of the Bible through studies in the History and Literature of the Old and New Testaments, Biblical Theology and Exegesis, Greek or Hebrew, and in-depth studies of single books of the Bible in both testaments.
Understand the philosophy and foundation of scientific thought as you develop your numerical and analytical abilities to investigate, formulate, analyze and articulate solutions to scientific, environmental and health problems within the disciplines of life sciences and where they intersect with God’s Word.
Prepare yourself for success in today’s complex global marketplace with our multifaceted and customizable degree in Business Administration. With a focus on putting sound business theory into practice, in both for profit and nonprofit arenas this major equips you with the necessary skills for today's shared economy.
Explore the science of big data - the transformation of data into powerful and predictive information - by investigating the principles of data representation and management, statistical modeling and analysis, and the application of these concepts to uncover patterns, relationships and trends.
Develop theologically sound and scientifically solid connections between the Christian faith and the discipline of formulating, investigating, analyzing and articulating solutions to major scientific, technological, environmental, and health problems in chemical context.
After delving into the Chemistry core, examine quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular orbital theory, symmetry, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and philosophical/scientific implications of quantum mechanics through focused courses and lab work.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Developmental Psychology and 9 units of your choice exploring courses like Principles/Curriculum of Early Childhood Education and Observation/Assessment of Young Children.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, this concentration is for LCMS Lutheran Teaching Candidates only and partially fulfills the Lutheran Teaching Certificate requirements, preparing you to teach in Lutheran schools at either the elementary or secondary level.
Train for full time church ministry as a Director of Christian Education, Children’s or Youth Minister, Camp Ministry, or in National or International Missions with the opportunity to minor in a discipline that will interests you and can enhance your service to Christ’s Church.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Music may choose to complete one or more optional concentrations in music. Concentrations are designed to help students prepare for professional work or graduate study in specific areas.
Study the fundamentals of the ancient Greek language and the Latin language, along with two courses of your choosing from Reading in Luke and Acts, Extra-Biblical Readings, Johannine Literature, or Pauline Literature.
Building on the Exercise and Sport Science Core Courses, train in subjects like the Historical, Social, and Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.; Motor Learning and Control, Principles of Coaching and three additional courses of your choice.
Develop a proficiency in oral, written and mediated communication through a varied curriculum that includes both the classical courses and those that reflect contemporary developments in the field, such as social media.
Drawing on the foundation of the Humanities and Fine Arts core, this emphasis explores Interpersonal Communication, Advanced Public Speaking, and four electives that include course like Theories of Human Communication and Organizational Communication.
Minors in Creative Writing take courses which introduce them to literary tools needed for writing poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and screenplays. The culmination of these courses and workshops is an advanced creative writing capstone course.
Building on the foundation of the Theatre core, this emphasis requires 24 units of coursework in Computer Aided Design, Period Styles of Design, Scenic Design, Lighting and Sound Design, Costume Design and 9 units pursuant to your passion.
Equipping leaders for ministry who are passionate about the Gospel, God’s people and Christ’s Church, upon the successful completion of the Christian Education Leadership major, the DCE program will prepare students to serve effectively in a congregational setting.
Instrumental in planning a vibrant worship life, a DPM can function as a Minister of Music, an Organist or Lead Guitarist, a Choral or Instrumental Conductor, a Music Teacher, a Worship Arts Director, a Leader of Contemporary Worship, or quite often a combination of these roles to serve effectively in a congregational setting.
Incorporate philosophic and moral precepts in the study of our expanding human needs and wants, of our increasingly elaborate economies as you prepare for decision-making in work and life by incorporating the analytical process of modern economic thought with the complex portrayal of human motivation.
Learn from experienced professionals who understand the history of education and are striving to grow you into the best teacher you can be for our future generations. Concordia’s Undergraduate Teacher Credential Program is a certified credential-granting institution with the State of California.
Become authorized to teach students with learning disabilities, mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities, attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, autism, and emotional disturbances.
Upon admissions to the School of Education, students in the Multi Subjects Credential Program, in tandem with the Liberal Studies major, will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree and teaching credential at the same time.
Acquire a set of skills that are in wide demand in the workplace, including knowing how to analyze complex texts, increasing your understanding of human motivation, learning how to communicate clearly and persuasively and graduate with the research skills necessary to find information to advance an argument.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in History and Development of the English Language plus 9 units pursuing an area of interest in Literature and Writing.
Serve the health of the body and the life of the soul through a faith-based curriculum that looks at one of God’s greatest creations - the human body - and how it moves, why it moves, and the beauty of that movement.
Building on the Exercise and Sport Science Core Courses, train in subjects like the Historical, Social, and Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.; Motor Learning and Control, Principles of Weight Training and Cross Training, Advanced Personal Training and two additional courses of your choice.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Medieval History, The Renaissance and the Reformation, Modern European History, and Early Modern England.
Study the acquisition and use of monetary resources for individuals and organizations so they can consider the rewards of financial ventures in contrast with their risk. Areas of emphases include, Introduction to Finance Concepts, Financial Statement Analysis, Investments, Entrepreneurial Finance, Property, and Financial Institutions.
Our two-time national champion Forensics program is an educational, co-curricular program that strives to develop your full potential as a self-confident, organized, critically aware public speaker capable of competent self-presentation in public or private settings.
In addition to the Behavioral Science core classes, focus on more complex behavioral issues such as abnormal psychology, human sexuality, women and gender issues and social gerontology.
In addition to a core set of Communication Studies classes, this emphasis is designed for students who are considering careers in fields such as business, industry, public relations, law, theology, and education, and know that a strong Communication background will be vital to their success.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Geology, Ocean Science, and 6 units focused on your choice of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, or the History and Philosophy of Science.
Students who wish to pursue this minor must apply for, be fully accepted, and plan to participate in the Around-the-World (ATW) semester where fellow students and professors travel around the world for one semester while taking classes.
The International Studies major includes core courses from the fields of anthropology, communications, economics, history, sociology, and theology. Along with the four-semester modern language requirement and study abroad, this emphasis explores Art History, Film as Literature, Music Cultures or Theatre and Culture.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, students who wish to pursue this concentration must apply for, be fully accepted, and plan to participate in the Around-the-World (ATW) semester where fellow students and professors travel around the world for one semester while taking classes.
Gain a core knowledge in both traditional and emerging media, including print media, web design, motion graphics, and time-based media while putting your knowledge to good use by working on pro bono projects for campus or local organizations.
Develop a unique skill set that is forward thinking and immediately applicable to today’s dynamic and evolving healthcare environment as you become an active participant in learning-centered courses, community partnerships, and advocacy for a meaningful and relevant education.
Rooted in the tradition of the liberal arts, the courses are approached within the tradition of the humanities using great texts and looking at the “best of what has been thought and said”. The courses cover a broad range of topics and have rigorous reading and writing expectations.
“See life steadily and see it whole,” as you attempt to look at the human experience both communally and individually and in both the past and present through courses that cover a broad range of topics, approached from the liberal arts tradition of learning for the sake of learning.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Art History; Mythology, Philosophy, and Theology, The Enlightenment, and the History and Philosophy of Science.
Rooted in the tradition of the liberal arts, this major allows you to study the best of human thought and creativity, across time and cultures, encouraging students to combine disciplines in a unique way, and to view education as an intertwined, rather than a compartmentalized, experience.
Become “global trade literate” through this intensely broad cross-disciplinary program that will allow you to gain an international business foundation, cross-cultural skills, participating in an intensive overseas study, and graduate with a highly marketable real-world perspective.
The International Studies major includes core courses from the fields of anthropology, communications, economics, history, sociology, and theology. Along with the four-semester modern language requirement and study abroad, this emphasis explores various aspects of Marketing, Financial Markets and Economics, Business ownership and World Trade.
The International Studies major includes core courses from the fields of anthropology, communications, economics, history, sociology, and theology. Along with the four-semester modern language requirement and study abroad, this emphasis explores a variety of topics related to history and political thought.
Get your hands dirty in the soil of other cultures. Students in the department’s major choose an emphasis in Global Literature and Arts, International Development, International Relations, or Missiology and are required to engage in 1 to 4 semesters of off-campus study in one of CUI’s study abroad programs.
Building on the Exercise and Sport Science Core Courses, train in subjects like Nutritional Science, Functional Exercise for the Older Adult, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Exercise Psychology, Advanced Exercise Physiology and conduct Research in Kinesiology.
Aligned to the broad subject matter competencies of the Elementary Subject Matter Preparation Program approved by the state of California the Liberal Studies major is designed for students preparing to be elementary or multiple subject teachers.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in General Biology 1 & 2 and your choice of Genetics, Ecology, or Plant Biology.
Drawing on the foundation of the Humanities and Fine Arts core, this emphasis explores American or English Literature, Major American or English Writers, Shakespear, and an elective of your choosing.
Integrate your faith with a passion for teaching and complete the requirements for a California teaching credential along with the Christ College requirements to hold a Lutheran Teaching Certificate for either the elementary or secondary level.
Harness the powerful attribute of good management by understanding all facets of running a successful business, the many legal implications of operating an ethical business, the numerous statues in human resources, and the skills of good planning and leadership.
Understand and apply current marketing theory in today’s marketplace through project-oriented courses, integrating academic disciplines that cross departmental boundaries including psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, statistics and analysis, and the incorporation of communications and art.
In addition to a core set of Communication Studies classes, this emphasis is designed for students who are considering careers in mass media-related industries such as social media, radio, television, film, news distribution, and publishing.
Understand the philosophy and foundation of mathematical thought and develop your numerical and analytical abilities to articulate solutions to problems within the discipline of mathematics.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Introduction to Statistics, Topics in Mathematics, and 6 units digging deeper in Calculus, Algebra, Mathematical Notation and Proof, Discrete Mathematics, Theory of Probability, or Number Theory.
The International Studies major includes core courses from the fields of anthropology, communications, economics, history, sociology, and theology. Along with the four-semester modern language requirement and study abroad, this emphasis digs deeper with 16 units covering topics like World Religion, Apologetics and Biblical Theology and Exegesis.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music History: Classical Period to Modernity, and 3 additional units pursuant to your passion.
Drawing on the foundation of the Humanities and Fine Arts core, this emphasis is composed of Music Theory 1 and 2, two courses on Music History, an upper division elective of your choice, and an Applied Music course.
Music is for everyone!
Are you a musician eager to guide people of any age in making music?
Learn to share your passion with skill, understanding, and enthusiasm
as a school teacher or in a studio, community, or church.
California K-12 single-subject teaching credential
Lutheran Teacher Certificate
preparation for graduate study
Expand your skill set through a study of ballet, jazz, modern dance, tap dance, and acting, along with basic principles of learning theory and motor control as they apply to motor performance, aural skills, applied music and a practicum course.
Learning and discovery take a “high tech-high touch” approach as students are given outstanding opportunities to be active participants in physics research on campus and even around the world as students explore our created world in tandem with theology in an intellectually rigorous but faith-affirming setting.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Contemporary Global Issues, Political Theory, International Relations, Origins of the American Political System 1763-1803, and Religion and Politics in America.
Analyze the nuances and trace the development of western political thought from classical Greece to 17th century northern Europe, and then from the early Enlightenment (17th century) to the present. In addition you will study the Origins of the American Political System, International Relations, Constitutional Law, and Religion and Politics in America.
After delving into the Chemistry core, explore issues pertinent to health and nutrition, examine physical chemistry, get a hands-on introduction to chemical research and study molecular and cellular biology with this emphasis.
Intended to prepare students for entrance into a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) program through a recommended pathway of additional upper division biology, chemistry, psychology, and ESS courses to give students an opportunity to strengthen their application.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Motor Learning and Control, along with 9 units of your choice that may include Individual Activities, Team Activities, or Physical Education Management.
Provide spiritual care to individuals in spiritual and physical need through acts of service and ministry.The Christ College Pre-Deaconess Studies Program equips women for seminary-level diaconal training through instruction in at least one biblical language and courses that will prepare them for graduate theological education.
Designed to assist those students who have interests in pursuing a legal career with planning their coursework, arranging legal apprenticeships and preparing for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
Intended to prepare students for entrance into a nursing program through a recommended pathway of general education and Biology courses.
Structured to encourage measured personal and spiritual growth in pastoral attitudes, habits, and skills, students are prepared with the academic training essential for successful entrance into seminary to continue their study which normally includes three additional years of academic work and one year of vicarage.
Develop a capacity to explore, conceptualize, analyze, and interpret
past and present human experience by understanding truth as it is revealed in God’s word and a sophisticated, scientific study and well-reasoned understanding of human nature.
In addition to the Behavioral Science core classes, understand more specific nuances of mental health including human sexuality, Biopsychology, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical and Forensic Psychology, and how mental health affects one’s physical health.
Earn your bachelor’s degree and Single Subject Teaching Credential at the same time. The nine majors that are suited for the credential are: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Exercise Sport Science (PE), History, Mathematics, Music, and Political Science.
After delving into the Chemistry core, with the addition of Physics 2 and Statistics, take a historical overview course of the development of science and its philosophy and develop practical, hands-on, strategies for teaching modern chemical concepts.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated on your choice of four courses covering A History of Popular Culture, History of Propaganda and Persuasion, Women's History, Advanced Topics in Social History, Ethnic and Minority Relations, or Social Problems.
In addition to the Behavioral Science core classes, dig deeper into the dynamics of social inequitablity, Criminology, ethnic and minority relations, problems faced by the elderly, and the socialization process involving the young child in the larger cultural setting.
Drawing on the foundation of the Humanities and Fine Arts core, this emphasis offers Intermediate Spanish 1 and 2, Advanced Conversation and Grammar, and a Survey of Spanish, or Spanish-American Lit, along with a choice of International Relations or Ethnic and Minority Relations.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Intermediate Spanish 1 & 2 and 6 units of your choice in Advanced Conversation, Advanced Grammar/Reading, Survey of Spanish Literature, or Survey of Spanish American Literature.
Train for management and leadership positions in administration and fitness management with professional sports teams, intercollegiate and intramural athletics, recreation programs at colleges and universities, and amateur athletic organizations.
Building on the Exercise and Sport Science Core Courses, train in subjects like Group Fitness, Individual, and Team Activities, Adaptive Physical Education and Sport, Sport and Physical Education Management, and two additional courses of your choice plus one practicum.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, a minimum of 12 college level coursework units are to be taken at a university outside of the USA. Individual study abroad courses are to be determined in association with the selected study abroad program.
Integrate artistic excellence with a Christian worldview by producing theatrically exciting plays and fulfilling the calling to engage our audience and our culture through celebration, affirmation, and criticism.
Drawing on the foundation of the Humanities and Fine Arts core, this emphasis offers an Introduction to Genre and Craft in Creative Writing, an opportunity to write more intensively and extensively with a choice of four electives that will allow you to hone your focus.
Drawing on the foundation of the Humanities and Fine Arts core, this emphasis explores Acting, Directing, Theatre and Culture, and your choice of Technical Production or Theatrical Design and Modern and Contemporary Drama or Shakespeare.
Building on the broad foundations of the Liberal Studies major, studies are concentrated in Introduction to Theatre, Acting 1, Creative Drama and Improvisation and one additional theatre class of your choice
Better understand your relationship with God through the exploration of Christian Theology, including its sub disciplines of biblical interpretation, doctrine, comparative religions, church history, and applied theology, equipping you to better understand this world, its Creator, and the people who live in it.
The Worship Arts Leadership minor is a Christ College program that includes a variety of Theology, Music, and Art classes. It is designed for students with a Music Education, Liberal Arts, or Performance emphasis in the Music Major. A different set of courses within Worship Arts Leadership is scheduled for students with a Church Music emphasis in the Music major.
Christian students preparing for called ministry in the church will demonstrate skills and attitudes to effectively live out and lead the church in the Great Commission. The Youth Ministry minor is intended for students not majoring in Christian Education Leadership.