The Concordia College School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) encompasses the largest, most diverse school at the college. Arts and sciences offers the full range of undergraduate programs associated with a liberal arts education — humanities, arts, natural sciences, and social sciences, as well as preprofessional programs. The breadth of programs in the arts and sciences is the hallmark of a liberal arts education.

What is the School of Arts and Sciences?

The School of Arts and Sciences is the core foundation and heart of the identity of the liberal arts college of the ELCA. All students complete the Core Curriculum, a broad foundation characteristic of a liberal arts approach to education. As such, all Concordia students in the three schools, no matter their major, are students in the SAS. This affirms the key principle: Three Schools, One College. The 18 departments and nine interdisciplinary programs offer a wide array of subjects of study. Students are equipped with a wide variety of skills, including effective communication, critical thinking, and the ability to work collaboratively.

“Inquiry, critical thinking, creativity and innovation, informed analysis and processing of information, dialogue and understanding are at the heart of a Concordia education. The School of Arts and Sciences is the gateway to a world of discovery and possibility with many exciting career pathways that draw from a diverse set of expertise, skills, and experiences.”
Dr. Sonja Wentling, Dean

An Arts and Sciences Education

Many students combine majors and minors across the broad areas of the arts and sciences. The range and diversity of the programs give students opportunities to discover their own aptitudes and interests. A variety of interdisciplinary programs in the SAS allows students to draw resources from very different disciplines to better understand complex, multifaceted topics. Rich extracurricular opportunities associated with many programs include participation in music ensembles, theatre productions, competitive speech, and more. Many undergraduate research opportunities allow students to work with active scholars on substantive research projects. The SAS prepares students for life beyond college in both personal and professional domains nurturing flexibility and adaptability to cope with the uncertain, dynamic, complex world.