General Undergraduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago undergraduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into undergraduate degree-seeking programs for online (ADP) and on-campus (Traditional) study in the fall and spring semesters. If you have any questions please work with your admissions advisors.
BA Deaconess Major Requirements
Program of Studies: 149-158 hours needed for graduation. This includes 24 hours of 1 year of internship.
|General Education Requirements|
|Complete College of Theology, Arts & Humanities requirements 1||37-42|
Also must complete 6 hours of University THY requirements that can be double counted in major
|Complete Theology Major: Professional Studies Track requirements||36|
|Introduction to the Old Testament (B) 2|
|Martin Luther's Small and Large Catechisms (S) 3|
|Introduction to the New Testament (B)|
|Survey of Church History (H)|
|Encountering Religion in America|
|Senior Seminar: Theology|
|Select 2 out of the three courses listed below|
|The Augsburg Confession and its Apology (S)|
|The Ancient Creeds, the Smalcald Articles, and the Treaties (S)|
|The Formula of Concord (S)|
|Select one from each of the following: 4|
Biblical Studies course (B)
History of Christianity course (H)
Christian in Society or Religious Education course (RE) 5
Elective THY course 5
|Introduction to Deaconess Ministry (CS)|
|Deaconess Ethos and Formation|
|Foundations of Deaconess Office|
|Deaconess Practice: Mercy|
|Deaconess Practice: Diaconal Care and Visitation|
|Deaconess Practice: Servant Leadership|
|Deaconess Practice: Teaching|
|Ministry with Women (CS)|
|Deaconess Field Experience ((4 semesters))|
|Deaconess Internship ((2 semesters))|
|Loss and Mourning|
|Interpersonal Skills for the Helping Professions|
|Introduction into Aging Studies and the Human Experience|
|Select one of the following|
|Organizational and Team Communication|
|Group Dynamics and Leadership Skills|
|Leading Teams and Groups in a Global Environment|
|Select a minor||18-22|
|Select elective hours to total 149-158 hours (if needed) 6|
Deaconess students may not apply 1000-level THY courses to the Deaconess Program. See below for the three THY courses that meet General Studies requirements.
Meets the General Studies - Biblical course requirement.
Meets the General Studies - Theological course requirement.
With a THY prefix 3000 or above.
If needed, elective hours may be taken to total 149-158 hours which includes 24 hours of THY-4990 Deaconess Internship) for graduation.
The following minors are pre-approved for their applicability to the deaconess vocation (other minors will be considered by petition to the Deaconess Program Director and the Theology Department Chair):
- Biblical Languages
- Church Worker Business
- Global Studies
- Interdisciplinary (course plan must be approved by Deaconess Director and Interdisciplinary Major/Minor Director)
- Social Work
Students in the College of Health, Science and Technology or The College of Theology, Arts and Humanities must meet all University requirements found in the Academic Information section of this catalog. Specific requirements for these Colleges include the following:
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all coursework completed at CUC
- A minimum GPA of 2.00 for all courses taken in the major at CUC
- A minimum grade of C for all courses taken in a major at CUC
- The Department of Natural Sciences requires a minimum grade of C for courses within the major that are not pre-requisites for other courses. For courses that are pre-requisites, the C minimum remains unless superseded by admission grade requirements for specific programs, e.g., nursing at Oak Point (formerly Resurrection) University, microscopy at Hooke College, medicine/dentistry/pharmacy at LECOM, etc.).
The following courses may not be taken on the Pass/Fail grade option:
Course List Code Title Hours ENG-0100 College Writing 3 ENG-1100 English Composition 3 ENG-2000 Writing About Literature 3 MAT-0100 Fundamentals of Math 3 MAT-0110 Advanced Intermediate Algebra 3 Any course in a major at CUC