2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Health Sciences - Professional and Pre-Professional Programs/Majors

While no specific major is required for many pre-professional programs, Concordia University Chicago offers specialized majors for a number of post-baccalaureate graduate programs. The admission requirements for the joint-degree programs with Resurrection University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine are listed in the section: College of  Health, Science , and Technology Special Admissions Criteria. Individual programs/majors course requirements are listed in the section: College of  Health, Science, and Technology, Bachelor of Science (or Arts) Degree Requirements.

  • Pre-Athletic Training (B.S.)
    • An alternative pathway to a graduate program in Athletic Training is a major in Exercise Science.
  • Pre-Clinical Exercise Physiology (B.S.)
    • An alternative pathway to a graduate program in Clinical Exercise Physiology is a major in Exercise Science. A B.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology provides eligibility to sit for the Registered Clinical Exercise Physiology exam (RCEP Exam) and Certified Clinical Exercise Physiology exam (CEP Exam), both offered through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  • Pre-Dentistry (B.S.)
    • Alternative pathways to dental school include majors in Biology, Chemistry or other majors that include required courses to take the DAT exam.
  • Dentistry (D.D.S.) Early Acceptance Program
    • A 4 + 4 partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dentistry. It is a competitive admission program for selected high school seniors or current Concordia-Chicago students prior to the start of their junior year.
  • Pre-Medicine (B.S.)
    • Alternative pathways to medical school include majors in Biology, Chemistry or other majors that include the required courses to take the MCAT exam.
  • 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.
  • Nursing programs:
    • Pre-Nursing (B.A)
      • A two- to four-year preparatory major to meet the admission requirements to a Nursing School (B.S.N).
    • Nursing (B.S.N.)
      • A 2 + 2 year joint degree with Resurrection University College of Nursing leading to a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
    • 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.
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy (B.A.)
    • Alternative pathways to a graduate program in Occupational Therapy include majors in Biology, Exercise Science or any other degree meeting the graduate program prerequisites.
  • Pre-Pharmacy (B.S.)
    • Alternative pathways to pharmacy school include majors in Biology, Chemistry, or other majors that include required courses to take the PCAT exam.
  • 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.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy (B.S.)
    • Alternative pathways to Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs include majors in Biology, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy or any other degree meeting the graduate program prerequisites.