About the University

Concordia University

Established in 1974 with the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University, Concordia University offers more than 200 graduate and undergraduate programs in four Faculties (Arts and Science, John Molson School of Business, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Fine Arts) and a School of Graduate Studies. At the undergraduate level, the University offers BA, BAdmin, BComm, BCompSc, BEd, BEng, BFA, BScAT and BSc degrees, as well as certificate programs.

For graduate programs, please see concordia.ca/academics/graduate/calendar/current.

For more information about the University, its history and its founding institutions, please see concordia.ca/about.

The University also has a Centre for Continuing Education which offers a variety of non‑credit educational programs. For more information about the Centre for Continuing Education, please see concordia.ca/cce.

Concordia University is one of the largest urban universities in Canada. It has two campuses — one in downtown Montreal (Sir George Williams), the other in a residential setting in the city’s west end (Loyola).

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

Concordia University is welcoming, engaged, and committed to innovation and excellence in education, research, creative activity and community partnerships. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world.

Vision

Concordia’s vision is to rank among Canada’s top five comprehensive universities within the next decade, and to be a first choice for students and faculty locally, across Canada, and internationally in a wide variety of defined areas of research and study.

Values

Concordia’s core values stem from those long prized by its founding institutions. Concordia has adopted the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia salus, which speaks to well-being through harmony. The union of two very different institutions of higher education has led to an exceptionally successful synthesis of compatible and timely values.

Excellence
Concordia values the curiosity and engagement of its faculty, staff, and students. Curiosity about the world around us, respectful engagement with those who inhabit it, and strong determination to improve it lead to productive exploration of current understandings, a rich spectrum of creative activity and practice, and the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.

Opportunity
Concordia values the openness and respect necessary to provide opportunities to a highly diverse student and faculty population. Diversity at Concordia is interpreted broadly: for example, in addition to embracing diversity in ethnicity, gender, language, and accessibility, Concordia provides students with different and original ways of exploring their interests. Enabling faculty, staff and students to make a progressive impact on their world in ways that respect and engage the uniqueness of each individual is a hallmark of Concordia.

Quality of Life
Concordia values a secure and respectful learning environment and workplace. Concordia is committed to promoting a healthy, safe and sustainable campus and to enhancing the quality of life of the community in which we live.

Gender Neutral Degree Nomenclature

Students may choose to graduate with degree titles that are gender neutral and refer to the diplomas themselves (Baccalaureate, Magisteriate, and Doctorate) or with the traditional nomenclature (Bachelor, Master, and Doctor).

Graduates who have previously been awarded a Concordia degree with the traditional nomenclature may request that their degree be re-issued in the gender neutral nomenclature.

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