2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Honors Program

New Students and Students Transferring in With 30 Credit Hours or Less

This 18-hour program includes CHP-2960 Introduction to Honors: Critical Thinking (3 hours), CHP-4960 Honors Project (3 hours), and 12 subsequent hours chosen from the seminars in the disciplines (CHP-3960 Honors Seminar), additional CHP-4960 Honors Project credit hours, or the semester away experience (CHP-4560 Semester Away Presentation1). Only up to one CHP course may be taken Pass/Fail.

Additionally, honors students contribute 30 service hours to the church, community or university. The Honors Program is designed to enhance a student's overall Concordia-Chicago 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. Finally, during the freshman year, students will be enrolled in Honors Only sections of the two required first-year courses, HUM-1995 Arts and Ideas and SBS-1995 People and Society.  

For application information, contact Concordia-Chicago's Undergraduate Admission office.

Course Requirements

CHP-2960 Introduction to Honors: Critical Thinking3
3 Credits Needed3
Honors Project ((This course is 1-6 credits, but only 3 are needed))
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Honors Seminar
Honors Project
Semester Away Presentation 1
30 service hours to church, community or the university
Total Hours18

Students Transferring 31 to 45 Credit Hours

This 15-hour program includes CHP-4960 Honors Project (3 hours), and 12 subsequent hours chosen from the seminars in the disciplines (CHP-3960 Honors Seminar), additional CHP-4960 Honors Project credit hours, or the semester away experience (CHP-4560 Semester Away Presentation1). Additionally, honors students contribute 20 service hours to the church, community or university. The Honors Program is designed to enhance a student's overall Concordia-Chicago 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.

Course Requirements

Need 3 credits 3
Honors Project (This course is 1-6 credits, but only 3 are needed. )
Select 12 additional hours from the following:12
Honors Seminar
Honors Project
Semester Away Presentation 1
30 service hours to church, community or university
Total Hours15

Students Transferring 46 Credit Hours or More

This 12-hour program includes CHP-4960 Honors Project (3 hours), and 9 subsequent hours chosen from the seminars in the disciplines (CHP-3960 Honors Seminar), additional CHP-4960 Honors Project credit hours, or the semester away experience CHP-4560 Semester Away Presentation1). Additionally, honors students contribute 15 service hours to the church, community or university. The Honors Program is designed to enhance a student's overall Concordia-Chicago 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.

Course Requirements

Need 3 credits 3
Honors Project (This courses is 1-6 credits, but only 3 are needed. )
Select nine additional hours from the following:9
Honors Seminar
Honors Project
Semester Away Presentation 1
30 service hours to church, community, or the university
Total Hours12