Immersion Into the Human Experience
Concordia’s honors program challenges students to raise the bar well above the traditional college experience. Students will be part of a small, elite group of leaders who participate in intensive, discussion-based classes. Students are encouraged to take part in extensive community service programs and experience local arts, science, and cultural events. Short- and long-term study abroad is highly recommended. The result: Honors students who take on leadership roles across campus become graduates who are exceptionally well-rounded and well-prepared for their next step.
High academic standards, coupled with extensive community engagement – including service projects, cultural events, travel, and more – help students develop a well-rounded and rigorous educational portfolio. Because professors take time to know their students personally, they are in a strong position to help graduates reach their goals.
- Qualifying freshmen admitted to the honors program receive an academic scholarship equal to half of their tuition per academic year
- Well-connected faculty help students to secure critical work experience prior to graduation
- Students in the honors program who successfully complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of honors courses with a 3.25 cumulative GPA will have their official transcript annotated to reflect their achievement as an “honors program graduate”
“I had professors who cared that I worked hard. Because of this, I learned to take pride in my work and set my standard high no matter what the expectation is. These are traits that have served me well since the moment they were instilled.” – Katie Lawson ‘09