Design Your Future

Have you been considering pursuing a higher education but are uncertain of how to start? We know you have many questions and might be seeking flexibility, affordability, convenience, and quality in your educational career. Relax. We are here to help you make your dreams come true. The Concordia University “Design Your Future” (DYF) program is a two-year bachelor’s bridge program for high school graduates between the ages of 18 – 23 who seek a better life through a faith-based higher education.

What We Offer

If you are a student looking to further your education without having to leave the community, then the Design Your Future program is for you. Our program has been uniquely designed to allow you the opportunity to obtain your associates degree in the community where you live and work, close to both family and friends. By becoming a Concordia University - Design Your Future student, you will be provided the following:

  • An affordable private education focused on Christian principals
  • A degree from CUW, an accredited institution, and a path to your Bachelor's
  • Onsite computer lab
  • No class on Fridays
  • Small class sizes
  • Book loan program
  • Onsite academic advising, support, and tutoring
  • Supplemental skill development
  • “Real World” instructors that:
    • Have a Masters degree or Doctorate
    • Are experts and work in their chosen field
  • Competitive financial aid package
  • Class 4 days a week  (Mon – Thurs)
  • The ability to participate in the following activities/services at the CUW-Mequon campus:
    • Student Life
    • Support Services
    • Learning Resource Center
    • Intercollegiate Athletics
    • Academic Advisors
    • Counselors
    • Co-Curricular Activities (lectures, concerts, dances, exhibits, forums, musicals, clubs, and intramurals)


The Design Your Future program is currently administered in the following cities:

  • Milwaukee Midtown
  • Miller Park Way


The goal is for every Design Your Future student to earn their associate’s degree from one of the following program offerings:

  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Liberal Arts
  • Early Childhood Education

Contact Us

Milwaukee Midtown Center

4151 N 56th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216

Miller Park Way Center

1670 Miller Park Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214