This 12-hour program includes an initial honors experience, CHP-2960 Introduction to Honors: Critical Thinking (3 hours), and 9 subsequent hours chosen from several options - seminars in the disciplines (CHP-3960), courses taken in study abroad programs, and independent senior honors projects (CHP-4960).
Additionally, honors students contribute 30 service hours to church, community, or University. The Honors Program is designed to enhance a student's overall Concordia career. Students successfully completing the above requirements and attaining a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better (measured one semester before graduation) are recognized at commencement as Concordia Scholars.
For application information, contact Concordia's Undergraduate Admission office or the Honors Program Director, Dr. Marilyn Moehlenkamp via email at Marilyn.Moehlenkamp@cuchicago.edu
CHP-2960 (3 hours)
Nine hours from CHP 3960, CHP 4960 coursework and/or CHP-4560
Thirty service hours to church, community, or the University
Concordia Honors Program Courses
CHP-2960: Introduction to Honors: Critical Thinking - 3 hours
An introduction to intentional critical thinking through a content-focused study. Topics may vary; current offerings are humanities-based, integrating history and literature through extensive reading and writing. Open to honors students only.
CHP-3960: Honors Seminar - 3 hours
A topic and readings course using critical thinking to focus on an issue of current significance within one of four discipline areas (science and math, humanities and the arts, social and behavioral sciences, theology and philosophy). May be repeated under a different topic. Open to honors students only. Prerequisite: CHP-2960.
CHP-4960: Senior Honors Project - 0-6 hours
A student-designed independent study for senior honors students, under the direction of a faculty mentor and in consultation with the Honors Director. The project may be in a student's major, minor or in another area of interest. A creative presentation of findings to the University community is expected at the conclusion of the project. Prerequisite: CHP-2960.