Columbia International University - Bachelor's Degree

CIU offers undergraduate and graduate programs. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. CIU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for its undergraduate and graduate programs. It is listed as a Level V school, meaning that it offers three or fewer doctoral degrees. CIU began from modest beginnings in 1923 when it was founded as Columbia Bible School. Noted alumni include Joel Bruce (Founder, Joel Bruce Ministries, LLC) and Fayola Delica (Entrepreneur).

  • Average Tuition USD 37,530

School Description

Columbia International University (CIU) is a private institution that was founded in 1923. Located in Columbia, South Carolina, US, the University has a total undergraduate of 560. Its setting is suburban and the campus size is 400 acres.

Bachelor Programs

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Classics

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Communication

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    English

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    English Composition

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Humanities

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    International Business

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Leadership

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Media Studies

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Music

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Psychology

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Religion

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Teaching

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, United States

    Theology

    USD 21,480 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 70
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1923

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    Located in Columbia, South Carolina, CIU offers more than classes and degrees. You bring us your passion. CIU will provide you the space for personal growth, academic excellence … the avenues you need to pursue your dreams.

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          • J
            2010-2014, Bachelor of Science

            Great experienceI attended CIU from 2010 to 2014 and earned my B.S. in Business & Organizational Leadership. I had a great experience while at CIU. The faculty are awesome. The campus is small and beautiful. The Bible classes are stellar. The business & organizational leadership program is young but already off to a fabulous start. This is a great opportunity to develop meaningful relationships and to grow in your walk with Christ. I met my wife at CIU also. Some students even jokingly call CIU "See I do."

          • P
            1965-1969, BA

            Learned a Christian (Biblical) Worldview at CBC that was invaluable to meI got a Christian (Biblical) Worldview at CBC that was invaluable in my career as both teacher and School Administrator in Christian Education for the past 41 years! That is EVERY professor who not only taught, but lived out everyday -- seeing life from God's point of view!!

          • J
            1980-1982, Associate of Arts (AA) in the Bible

            At CIU you will be taught the Bible so well, it will stay with you forever.The teachers there are excellent; they have the very best guest speakers; and they give you all sorts of opportunities to grow in your spiritual life as well as all other aspects of your life and knowledge.