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posted: 10/24/2012 7:50 AM

COD, Concordia approve educational pacts

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By Robyn Johnson
College of DuPage

College of DuPage and Concordia University Chicago have announced three new 3+1 educational agreements that enable students to earn bachelor of arts degrees in health care management, sports and recreation management, and visual arts administration from Concordia-Chicago at COD's Glen Ellyn campus.

During the first three years of these programs, students complete between 96 and 104 credit hours (depending on the selected degree) of College of DuPage courses offered at COD's tuition rate.

The fourth year, students complete an additional 32 credit hours of courses taught by Concordia professors at College of DuPage at a reduced Concordia tuition rate.

To ensure successful program completion, students enrolled in the program also receive concurrent advising from COD and Concordia-Chicago.

"These agreements are a true milestone for College of DuPage, which now offers 10 3+1 bachelor's degrees with partner universities that cover all academic discipline divisions at the college," said Jean V. Kartje, COD vice president of academic affairs.

"These agreements with Concordia University Chicago are additionally significant because they provide the opportunity for our students to complete education and training for careers in very strong, high-demand fields."

"We recognize the need to provide educational options to today's students," said Marilyn Reineck, senior vice president of academic affairs at Concordia-Chicago.

"We're proud to partner with College of DuPage to offer an option that is flexible and affordable while maintaining high academic quality."

The new 3+1 agreements are designed for COD students and alumni in dental hygiene, management, physical education, art and graphic design programs.

For information about the COD/Concordia 3+1 degree programs, contact COD Admissions Representative Jose Alferez at (630) 942-3146 or, or Concordia-Chicago Senior Assistant Director of Admission Joshua Davis at (708) 209-3642 or

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