Concordia University Campus, Chicago Campus

Concordia University Campus, Chicago is spread across 40-acres of land in River Forest and it is only 10 minutes away from Chicago which is home to world-famous restaurants, shops, and business centers. Students will have easy access to all the basic facilities and they can explore the city of Concordia University Campus Chicago during their free time. Students could choose to stay in one of the residence halls on campus where they could enroll themselves in a variety of recreational, sports, and art activities. Students can choose from a variety of exciting games like basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, floor hockey, soccer, frisbee, and so on. Students can also join different clubs and organizations of their choice and meet like-minded people, thereby growing their network. With the help of their identity cards, students can easily watch movies at the nearest Lake Theater at discounted rates.

The Concordia University Campus also has a rich culture and tradition. The underlying philosophy of the university is to serve God and society in tune with the tenets of Christianity. For those living on Concordia University Campus, there are different meal plans that they can choose from. These preferences will have to be specified at the “Jump Start Orientation” program which is like a welcome program for freshers and aids them in their transition. The Cougar Card or the identity card serves as a multipurpose card which can provide access to hot meals at the university’s cafes, provide entry through outer residence hall doors for students living on Concordia University Campus, provide access to the fitness center, library and also serve as a debit card that can be used at your U.S. bank’s ATM. New students or alumni can download a printable campus map and carry it with them while taking a tour of the Concordia University Campus or while attending alumni meets.

Popular Courses

Concordia University Campus, Chicago offers several courses. However, the most popular ones are:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing and Related Support Services
  • Psychology
  • Parks
  • Recreation
  • Leisure
  • Fitness Studies and Health-Related Programs

Undergraduate Courses

The university offers more than 100 widely recognized undergraduate and graduate programs. Some of them are listed below:

  • Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Applied Microscopy
  • Healthcare Management
  • Organization Management
  • Biology
  • Business Communication
  • Chemistry
  • Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary
  • Classical Liberal Studies
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Deaconess Studies
  • Director of Christian Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Exercise Science
  • Graphic Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Communication and Culture
  • Lutheran Teacher Education
  • Media Arts Administration
  • Music Education
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing Degree Program
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Seminary
  • Spanish Education
  • Theology
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate Courses

The university offers several graduate courses including online programs, MBA, Master’s Programs, Doctoral Programs, Accelerate (Undergraduate) Degree Completion for Adults, and Endorsements/Certificates. Let us first look at some online programs and then move on to the other programs.

Online Degree Programs      

Online Accelerated Undergraduate Degree Programs         

  • Organizational Management/Healthcare Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Management Information Systems
  • BA in Healthcare Management

Online Master’s Programs    

  • Applied Exercise Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Education Technology: Leadership
  • Gerontology
  • Grant Writing: Management and Evaluation
  • Health Care Leadership
  • Human Services
  • Reading Education, Type 10
  • Religion
  • Sports Leadership
  • Teacher Leader

Online MBA Programs

  • MBA
  • Accounting
  • Digital Marketing
  • Not-for-Profit Management
  • Sports Management

Online Doctoral Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Gerontology
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership, Special Education
  • Leadership, Sports Leadership

Master’s Programs

  • Applied Exercise Science
  • Church Music
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Gerontology
  • Human Services
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Urban Schooling

Doctoral Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology
  • Gerontology
  • Higher Education
  • Teacher Leadership

Accelerated Degree Programs

Associate’s Degrees

  • AA, Organizational Management

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Healthcare Management – Dual Degree
  • Organizational Management – Dual Degree
  • Management Information Systems
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management

Master’s (Dual) Degrees

  • BA to MA, Leadership Studies
  • BA to MA, Sports Leadership


  • Chief School Business Official
  • ESL and Bilingual
  • Technology Specialist K-12
  • Teacher Leadership


  • Couple and Family Relational Systems
  • Gerontology
  • Human Resource Management


The university has churned out a number of professionals who have made a mark in various fields. Some notable alumni are:

  • Rufus Wainwright – Lyricist, Musician, and Actor
  • Annabelle Chvostek – Singer
  • Gary Burns – Screenwriter and Film Director
  • Ibi Kaslik – Poet, Novelist, and Writer
  • Dave Reichert – Politician and Sheriff