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About Academics

Everyone who leaves CIU with an undergraduate degree majored in Bible. They also chose from 21 other majors that prepared them for a professional life in the ministry or the marketplace.

Top Programs

Our top five undergraduate programs are Psychology, Teacher Education, Intercultural Studies, Business & Organizational Leadership, and Youth Ministry, Family, & Culture.

That’s top five in numbers of students. Every major, every class, every day spent at CIU helps prepare you for a life lived from a biblical worldview, making an impact wherever you are and whatever you do. The same goes for our graduate and seminary programs.


Athletic and fitness opportunities are available to you at CIU as well as extracurricular activities and student organizations from the formal to the casual. That includes fun trips (we’re close to the mountains and the beach) and the chance to study abroad.

Everything at CIU comes together to nurture students’ spiritual life and empower student life.

Outcomes & Affordability

CIU offers full accreditation and a faculty passionate about their faith and their students’ future. That means our students can have the confidence that they’re ready for graduate school, postgraduate work, or to launch right into careers as teachers, business professionals, ministers and missionaries.

Prepared to Serve

You see, the 18,000 CIU alumni are in 150 countries spreading salt and light to a world in need of the message of Christ.

Get to Know Your Professors

The average class at our biblical university and seminary has 20 students, empowering our professors to work closely with their students.

Help Paying for College

The average financial aid package is nearly $15,000, making our annual tuition and room and board affordable. About 83 percent of our undergraduate students are awarded grants and scholarships. One hundred percent of them have the opportunity to grow as Christians in an environment that stresses unity, in their commitment to each other and to God.