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You can use the Find Your Major tool to help narrow down a major that would be a good fit for you.
It’s perfectly okay to start college undecided about your major. In fact, it’s fairly common! Many Cobbers start down a path toward one major and end up changing directions. Building your best future sometimes includes a few twists and turns.
Here are some ways to point yourself in the right academic direction:
Nearly one-quarter of Concordia students choose to double major and still finish in four years.
Everything on the Concordia campus is in walking distance. A walk from one end of campus to the other takes about 10-15 minutes.
From theatre performances to athletic games, Cobbers have many opportunities to be a fan or participant. The student-led Campus Events Commission (CEC) hosts free events including concerts, movies, comedians, trivia nights, and volunteer activities.
If you will be a first-year student, fill out the Student Registration Inventory. Your responses will be used by the Registrar’s Office to complete your fall course schedule.
With the goal to prepare Cobbers to Become Responsibly Engaged in the World (BREW), the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in written and oral communication skills and an appreciation for other cultures.
The Core Curriculum consists of four First-Year Experience courses, two religion courses, 7-8 exploration courses, and two perspectives courses.
Once you have made your enrollment deposit, the Registrar’s Office will email you a link to the Student Registration Inventory when it opens in late spring. Take this important step at your earliest convenience. Your responses will be used by the Registrar’s Office to complete your fall course schedule.
Some research opportunities are built into the curriculum, while other undergraduate research is through independent learning experiences or during the summer with recognized leaders in their fields. Students are encouraged to present their scholarly work at national conferences, the Scholars at the Capitol annual event, and with the academic community during the Celebration of Student Scholarship in April.
Concordia has an online tool called Handshake that lets you apply and search for jobs both on and off campus.
While not an official policy, the college highly discourages students living further than 20 miles from campus to commute to campus each day. Students commuting to Concordia’s campus from great distances have generally faced increased challenges in realizing their potential for full academic success and long-term persistence toward degree completion. If you live beyond a 20-mile radius from campus and still wish to commute to campus for classes and community life, please connect with your admission representative.
Then, you will first be assigned to your residence hall or learning community. These assignments start at the beginning of March and are done on a rolling basis about twice a month.
After you get your hall assignment, you’ll receive information via your Concordia email. You can also see your housing assignment in MyHousing.
You can browse the profiles of other students who have been assigned to the same hall or learning community and select your own roommate. The roommate selection period for fall semester is typically in June.
You can have a certain roommate, but you both need to match during the roommate selection process.
If you choose not to participate, Residence Life will match you with a roommate.
Final roommate and room assignments go out in mid-July.