Concordia College-New York says
We are excited to introduce you to the Concordia Experience, a strong and enriched curriculum designed to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge, and values essential for the future. As the College enjoys its largest enrollment in decades, this far-reaching program builds on our areas of greatest strength and student interest to provide a distinctive, all-encompassing educational experience. Endorsed by our Board of Regents and unanimously recommended by the faculty and administration, our transformed curriculum offers experiential, individualized, and focused programs tailored to each student's interests and goals. The Concordia Experience is the most significant curricular change in the history of our four-year College, and we are enthusiastic about its promise.
The Concordia Experience is comprised of nine dynamic educational programs, all of which reinforce traditional classroom academics with hands-on, real world experiential learning, and leadership development for life and career. Eight of the programs-- Biology, Business, Education, English, Health Studies, Nursing, Social Science, and Social Work --are outgrowths of the areas that engage most of our current students. The ninth program, Liberal Studies, challenges students to create their own individualized educational experiences, working one-on-one with advisors to concentrate their studies across fields of their own choosing, such as Religion and Music, Math and Chemistry, or Art, History, and Biblical Language--to suggest a few combinations.
Our enriched curriculum allows us to strengthen the depth of study in each of our seven new programs and, by offering innovative options, to attract students interested in more individualized programs of study, close interaction with faculty advisors, and greater opportunities for "real world" learning to prepare them for life after college. Above all, it ensures our students a breadth of exposure to the important disciplines that are basic to the faith-based, value-oriented, liberal arts education for which we are known. Throughout, we are capitalizing on our closely-knit residential atmosphere and our proximity to one of the most vibrant, diverse cities in the world. In short, the Concordia Experience allows us and our students to take fuller advantage of our distinctive location, affiliations, and resources.