2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Health Science-Professional and Pre-Professional Programs/Majors

While no specific major is required for many Pre-Professional Health Science Programs, Concordia University Chicago offers programs to prepare students for a number of post-baccalaureate graduate degrees. The College of Health Science and Technology offers Pre-Professional Programs in Athletic Training, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic Medicine. These programs are not majors, but include sequences of foundational and prerequisite courses for entry into graduate professional study. Dedicated faculty and academic advising staff provide consistent and personal advisement of the student's academic program throughout their time at Concordia University Chicago. Suggested majors for students in pre-professional programs are B.S. in Biology or B.S. in Health Science. Individual programs/majors course requirements are listed in the section: College of Health, Science, and Technology, Bachelor of Science (or Arts) Degree Requirements.

The admission requirements for the joint-degree programs with Oak Point University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine are listed in the section: College of Health Science and Technology Special Admissions Criteria.

LECOM Early Acceptance Program (EAP)

  • Dentistry (D.D.S.) Early Acceptance Program
    • A 4 + 4 partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dentistry, is a competitive admission program for selected high school seniors or current Concordia-Chicago students prior to the start of their junior year.
  • Medicine (D.O.) Early Acceptance Program
    • A 4 + 4 partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Medical College,  It is a competitive admission program for selected high school seniors or current Concordia-Chicago students prior to the start of their junior year.
  • Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Early Acceptance Program
    • A 4 + 4 partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, It is a competitive admission program for selected high school seniors or current Concordia-Chicago students prior to the start of their junior year.

Nursing (B.S.N.)  Oak Point  dual degree with Concordia University

A 2 + 2 year joint degree with Oak Point College of Nursing leading to a bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Matriculation requirements:

  • Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  • Earned a minimum cumulative science grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (in Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Chemistry, and Microbiology)
  • Successfully complete the ATI – Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam with a comprehensive score of 68% or better, and with sub-scores in Math, Science, and Reading of 68% or better.
  • Held in good standing at previous colleges and universities attended
  • Students are expected to earn a TEAS reading sub-score of 58.7% or better. If a student earns a total TEAS score of 68% or better but falls below the 58.7% reading sub-score threshold, the student will be admitted with an accompanying reading improvement plan.

General Entry Masters (GEM) in Nursing (M.S.N.)

  • A partnership with Rush University guaranteeing admission of four CUC students each year who have earned a B.A./B.S. in any major with four required science classes (chemistry, microbiology, anatomy & physiology I & II) and a GPA of 3.0. This leads to a Master of Science in Nursing.