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A Description of the University Honors Program

Concordia's University Honors Program in litteris fideque ("in faith and learning") is an interdisciplinary course of study that challenges talented students of diverse backgrounds to integrate Christian faith and academic learning as they practice scholarship and service in a global context. Click for a quick summary.

As part of the University Honors Program in litteris fideque you will experience an alternative approach to a typical education at Concordia.  Rather than separate classes in different subjects, Concordia’s University Honors Program uses a model of interdisciplinary learning. The University Honors Program in litteris fideque creates fellowship unequalled on campus as students take the core block of courses together. It provides opportunities for students to become leaders in academic research and in service to others, and anchors learning in a constant conversation with the Christian gospel, which is at the heart of the institution.

According to John Osborne, "The vast majority of students at most public and private institutions are indifferent or even hostile to education by the time they come to college.  They desire practical training, not education, and resent any learning that does not appear to be career oriented."1 If you are part of the minority looking for more than practical training and have a love of learning,  Concordia's University Honors Program may be for you.  Its passion for excellence and focus on service to others and the world fosters growth among those who enjoy learning for the sake of learning and who are seeking opportunities to make the world a better place.

Congratulations, 2013 Graduates (Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons)
2011 Grads from the Beta Class (with some Alphas)
Concordia students attending the Oxfam Hunger banquet organized
and sponsored by the Spring 2013 Honors class


(1) John Osborn, "Honors, Elitism, and the Iron Law of Oligarchy," Forum for Honors19.4 (1989): 25.


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