View your world through a global lens
The College of Theology, Arts & Sciences (CTAS) is the heart of Concordia University’s liberal arts. Whether you are pursuing your undergraduate degree or looking for graduate studies in CTAS, the goal of the college is to help prepare students to become better global citizens, equipped to transform society. Our students become leaders in service to society and explore a variety of course offerings in a challenging and caring environment. This is the core of Concordia University’s Lutheran approach to a liberal arts education.
Connecting with the world
Whether your area of study is biology, humanities, English, theology, chemistry, history or psychology, courses in the College of Theology, Arts & Sciences are designed to provide you with a combination of skills that will help you throughout your time at Concordia and serve you well in a variety of career paths and work environments. Here is a sampling of the core skills you will learn, practice, and hone through your CTAS courses at Concordia:
- Critical and Creative Thinking: Become a skilled observer who can comprehensively explore your world, formulate meaningful questions, consider alternative perspectives, and propose creative solutions
- Communication: Understand the complexities of dynamic written and oral communications and learn to master a variety of communication media.
- Quantitative Reasoning: Understand and create sophisticated mathematical arguments using a variety of methods to solve real-world problems in a variety of formats.
- Intercultural Knowledge: Possess a set of reasoning, emotional, and behavioral skills that support effective and appropriate interactions in a variety of cultural contexts.
What can you do with a liberal arts degree?
With a liberal arts degree from Concordia, the world, as they say, is your oyster. Use your love of history to become a lawyer or work for a government or non-profit organization. Turn your command of English into a career as a copy editor or writer for an online magazine or work for an advertising or marketing agency. Maximize your undergraduate chemistry or biology research to help get into a top grad school. Work for an organization seeking to help solve community challenges through a psychology degree. The great thing about a liberal arts college like Concordia is that students can explore a variety of career options to find the academic path that best matches their skills, passion and career goals.
A liberal arts education is more valuable today than ever providing a broad range of skills – critical thinking, communications, leadership, writing, analysis, research, and organization – skills that are valued by nearly any employer in nearly any career. A liberal arts major can better adapt to a changing job market. Since many individuals will change their career several times during their lifetime, a solid liberal arts degree can better facilitate career goal changes.
In addition, the college offers a new 3+3 program in conjunction with our Law School in Boise. You can now earn a B.A. and J.D. degree in six years instead of seven. Many liberal arts majors can be paired with the 3+3 program. Check with one of our advisors for more information.