All undergraduate baccalaureate degrees require the following general education curriculum, known as The Concordia Common Experience curriculum. The Concordia Common Experience curriculum complies with both regional and state accreditation standards for general education and is required of all Concordia University Texas (CTX) baccalaureate degrees regardless of delivery (i.e., traditional, accelerated and online).
- Exposure to a range of academic disciplines central to liberal education
- Development of foundational academic skills
- Exploration and formation of personal identity
- Learning through application and experience
Summary of Requirements
Students are required to complete 42-44 credit hours in courses certified to meet The Concordia Common Experience curriculum goals, including:
Concordia Distinctive – required of all CTX students
Concordia Common Experience: Liberal Arts
The Concordia Common Experience curriculum Liberal Arts course sequence (18-19 hours) introduces students to a variety of disciplines offering diverse perspectives on the world around us. The following are required of all CTX students.
Common Experience: Foundational Competencies
The Concordia Common Experience curriculum Foundational Competencies require 15 credit hours of designated courses that develop foundational academic skills.
Experiential Learning Graduation Component
The experiential learning component is designed to support students’ personal and academic growth by direct engagement with the community. Each student must complete one or more of the following options totaling three credit hours or more.
*for the purpose of Experiential Learning credit, “abroad” is defined as anywhere outside the continental United States including Hawaii, Alaska, and all United States’ territories.