Concordia University Irvine - Bachelor's Degree

Concordia University Irvine is a private Christian higher education institution from Irvine, California. It offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in liberal arts and professional studies. Concordia University Irvine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,710
  • Acceptance Rate 86%
  • Students 4,311
  • International Students 5%
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 15:1

School Description

Concordia University Irvine traces its early beginnings to a group of Southern California Lutherans whose vision of building a Lutheran college for the people of the Pacific Southwest led them to Irvine, California. Construction of the new school began, following the approval of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and by 1976 the institution opened its doors as the Christ College Irvine. The college expanded its grounds and enrollment grew throughout the years until finally becoming Concordia University Irvine in 1993.

Today, its campus sits on a 70-acre plateau and boasts of over 20 buildings that house its 5 schools through which it offers bachelor's degree programs in over 100 concentrations and master's degree programs in areas of business, coaching, healthcare, theology, education, nursing, counselling, and organizational leadership. Concordia University Irvine enrolls over 4,000 students, almost half of which belong to various minority groups.

Bachelor Programs

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Biology

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Childhood Education

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Communication

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Economics

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Education

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    English

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Finance

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Health Administration

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    History

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Humanities

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    International Business

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    International Relations

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Languages

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Management

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Marketing

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Music

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Music Education

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Physics

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Psychology

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Sociology

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Spanish

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Sports Management

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

  • Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612, United States

    Theology

    USD 32,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.80
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum ACT 22
  • Average SAT Score 1530

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    Established in 1976

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    Concordia University Irvine was named among the U.S. News & World Report's "Top Tier" Regional Universities in the year 2016.

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          • T
            1987-1991, BA

            A place to grow

            What I liked about Concordia when I went there was the overtly Christian atmosphere. Chapel held four days a week. All the teachers had an interest, while teaching straight academics, in showing how God fits in with every discipline. You didn't have to go far to find God being glorified. It also helped me to know that the university was accredited and that my credits would be transferred to the graduate institution of my choice. My choice was to go to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, another excellent institution. I would have never have made it there without the instruction that I had received at Concordia University, Irvine.

          • 2007-2008, BA

            Working and Studying at CUI got me where I am today:

            My undergrad, and graduate education at CUI, combined with the 10 years of experience I had as an employee all directly contributed to getting me where I am today. The MBA program taught me an enormous amount about being business savvy, and about how to operate in the complexities of a global marketplace and large corporations. My experience in the IT Services department dramatically expanded my skills and gave me a solid and wide breadth of knowledge across an array of technology that I needed to make a move to Amazon. Even more surprisingly, my manager, one of the people that was involved in my interview and hiring process at Amazon, was very familiar with the Concordia University system. Never underestimate the power of having Concordia on your resume, even small schools with integrity and academic standards are more recognized than you might imagine.

          • 2004-2008, Master's Degree

            I am proud to recommend Concordia University, Irvine

            I find it difficult to believe that anyone who experiences CUI could not fall in love. I was extremely blessed to share my time at CUI with Ruth DeNault along with our wonderful undergraduate cohort, together again with Ruth, Krishy, and Brittany The beauty of the campus, the dedicated and caring faculty, in an environment that you are safe to express your loving walk in grace with fellow Christians and others of peaceful faiths. CUI is fresh, exciting, comforting, and fulfilling all at once. YES I LOVE CUI !