Concordia College

Introduction

Who We Are

We are a private, coed, four-year liberal arts college. We're a community of more than 2,100 students who come from 36 states and 29 countries and represent 38 religions and denominations. We employ 175 full-time faculties including NASA and NSF scientists, award-winning composers and writers, and national experts in a wide range of fields.

Where We Live

Our hometown – Fargo-Moorhead – is a growing community with nearly 30,000 college students, a hopping arts and entertainment scene, and a dizzying array of internship and employment opportunities.

How We Learn

Concordia offers more than 50 majors, including 15 honors majors, as well as 12 pre-professional programs in medicine, law, engineering, dentistry and more. Hundreds of internships and cooperative education opportunities in town and around the world provide plenty of firsthand professional experience.

Where We Go

Our globalized curriculum combines significant study away opportunities and instruction in seven world languages. We are a nationally recognized leader among undergraduate institutions for the number of students who gain global experience abroad.

What We Do

More than 100 student organizations – newspapers and literary magazines, volunteer groups, religious organizations and more – make it easy to get involved and stay active. More than a third of our student body participates in one (or more) of our 19 music ensembles, and nearly a quarter of our students participate in competitive athletics.

What We Achieve

Concordia students have achieved an 88 percent acceptance rate into medical school (in 10 years surveyed). Ninety-eight percent of surveyed Concordia graduates have jobs or have been admitted to graduate school within six months of graduation. Five of our students have won prestigious Fulbright scholarships in the past three years. In recent years, Concordia has garnered nine of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships.

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BA in Accounting

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

The Accounting major provides a choice of three concentrations. [+]

The Accounting major provides a choice of three concentrations.

General Accountancy: This is ideal for students who are interested in corporate or general accounting and want to complete their major easily within four years. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree may also be interested in the general accounting concentration. Accounting and Finance: This concentration provides a great combination of business finance and accounting that will give students a wider understanding of a company's operations from a financial point of view. Public Accountancy: The Public Accountancy concentration will guide students through a robust 150 credit program that prepares them to take the Certified Public Accountant exam. Concordia students have the second highest pass rate for the CPA exam among all Minnesota colleges and universities (64.4 percent with an average score of 76). ... [-]

BA in Biology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

Biology is among Concordia's signature programs, owning a stellar reputation for placing students in prestigious graduate programs and careers. [+]

Biology is among Concordia's signature programs, owning a stellar reputation for placing students in prestigious graduate programs and careers.

In addition to classroom interactions, biology students collaborate with faculty on research at an exceptionally high level – designing experiments and serving as co-authors on projects ranging from examining the effect of diabetes on blood vessels to studying elephants in Tanzania. The chance to present at national conferences is among the exciting outcomes of their creative research work.

With a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning, biology students gain real-world experience that gives them distinct advantages when they graduate. Whether you plan a career in research, the health professions or environmental studies, the biology program at Concordia will prepare you to go farther faster.... [-]


BA in Business

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

Building on its rich tradition of producing exceptional leaders, Concordia has innovated a whole new way of doing business. [+]

Business

Building on its rich tradition of producing exceptional leaders, Concordia has innovated a whole new way of doing business. The Offutt School of Business is dedicated to developing global, entrepreneurial and ethical leaders for a world of change.

Concordia’s Offutt School of Business is grounded in the versatile power of the liberal arts. Hands-on learning is a major emphasis as students gain global competence and develop their leadership skills. You’ll work closely with professors who are passionate teachers and expert practitioners in their fields. Through internships, team projects, entrepreneurial opportunities and study abroad experiences, you’ll gain critically important business savvy for thriving in most any career setting. ... [-]


BA in Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

With a chemistry major or minor, the possibilities are limitless. From continuing the study of chemistry at the graduate level, [+]

Chemistry

With a chemistry major or minor, the possibilities are limitless. From continuing the study of chemistry at the graduate level, obtaining a job in the chemical or pharmaceutical industries, or to providing a firm foundation for a career in the health professions, the chemistry department at Concordia College is your gateway to the future.

The Concordia College chemistry department prides itself on providing a first-class education for all students in both the classroom and laboratory. Chemistry also works hard in offering a wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom from research with faculty to internships and beyond. The department possesses a state-of-the-art instrumental laboratory and a cutting-edge laser facility for spectroscopy research, both of which are utilized extensively in both teaching and a range of faculty research.... [-]


BA in Finance

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

Are you considering a career in finance? Depending on your career aspirations, the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College has created a one-of-a-kind undergraduate experience. [+]

Finance

Are you considering a career in finance? Depending on your career aspirations, the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College has created a one-of-a-kind undergraduate experience. We combine cutting-edge curriculum with practical real-world experience. You can become involved with one of our student-managed funds to gain a real appreciation for what a career could become.

We have two degrees that provide maximum flexibility to you – the student. For those who know they would like to go into finance, you can major in finance. Options include a *CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) track, which is intended to prepare young men and women for the CFA Level One exam. This curriculum covers approximately 80% of the Candidate Bank of Knowledge, as prescribed by CFA institute guidelines. In their junior year, students seeking this degree can apply for the Certificate in Finance. Acceptance into this program gives students credibility as well as an internship and an individually selected mentor. The major has six required finance courses, as well as two electives.... [-]


BA in International Business

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

The major includes a comprehensive set of business courses, a minor in one language (or the equivalent number of credits in more than one language) and an international internship. [+]

International Business

Learn to do business across international borders.

The major includes a comprehensive set of business courses, a minor in one language (or the equivalent number of credits in more than one language) and an international internship. Several current internship programs have specific language requirements, so it is wise to check with your advisor when planning your course load.

In addition to language proficiency, cultural understanding is an important dimension of the major. Students will gain both understanding and proficiency in one of five language areas: Chinese, French, German Norwegian or Spanish. Upon approval by the director of the program, additional languages could also be considered.... [-]


BA in Music

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

If you love to sing or play an instrument, consider majoring in music. Learn about music history and theory, and earn credit toward your degree by being in an ensemble and taking private lessons. [+]

Music

If you love to sing or play an instrument, consider majoring in music. Learn about music history and theory, and earn credit toward your degree by being in an ensemble and taking private lessons.

As you spend time on campus, it will become obvious that the Concordia community values music. When the campus is abuzz with student activity, there seems to be music coming from all corners of the campus.

Choosing music as a major or minor is a great stepping stone toward grad school in music performance or a way to display your creative expression while pursuing a second degree in business or biology. Additionally, one of every seven new music educators in Minnesota comes out of Concordia.... [-]


BA in Neuroscience

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

The brain and nervous system are considered the "final frontiers" of science. Study neuroscience to be part of the action. [+]

Neuroscience

The brain and nervous system are considered the "final frontiers" of science. Study neuroscience to be part of the action.

Neuroscience is the study of how the brain and nervous system acquire, process and integrate information and how this information brings about behavior of an organism. It is an interdisciplinary major that draws on insight from the fields of biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and more.

Our major includes an emphasis on the physical sciences – particularly chemistry. As neuroscience researchers find it necessary to understand the brain and nervous system from a molecular point of view, you’ll have an edge.

As a neuroscience major, you will:... [-]


BA in Physics

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Moorhead

As a physics student, you’ll have research opportunities throughout your undergraduate experience at Concordia. In fact, the physics curriculum ensures that you will do research alongside faculty. Some research opportunities include planetary science, geomagnetism, experimental nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, mathematical physics and laser spectroscopy. [+]

The physics department is dedicated to the highest standards of teaching and research. Our program reflects a commitment to rigorous scientific and technical instruction grounded in the wider context of the liberal arts tradition.

As a physics student, you’ll have research opportunities throughout your undergraduate experience at Concordia. In fact, the physics curriculum ensures that you will do research alongside faculty. Some research opportunities include planetary science, geomagnetism, experimental nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, mathematical physics and laser spectroscopy.

Making Better Connections

Concordia utilizes a new learning concept called studio physics, where students experience a seamless integration between lecture and lab. Faculty members briefly lecture at the start of the class period, and then students work in groups of three or four, either to solve problems or do experiments that are integrated with the lecture.... [-]


BA in Psychology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Moorhead

If you’re fascinated by behavior and mental processes, psychology is the major for you. [+]

Psychology

If you’re fascinated by behavior and mental processes, psychology is the major for you.

In psychology classes, you will explore the scientific approach to understanding the mind and behavior. You can customize a psychology major to prepare yourself for a career or graduate studies in a variety of areas, such as clinical or counseling professions, developmental studies, neuroscience, human resources and a host of other fields.

In addition, you’ll have numerous opportunities to conduct research and study – inside the lab and out.

Interdisciplinary Advantage

The current trend in science is to understand nature from multiple perspectives. A neuroscience minor can build on your psychology background.... [-]


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